Sacred Heart vs. St. Francis (PA): Full Game Preview

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Sacred Heart vs. St. Francis (PA): Full Game Preview
Sacred Heart
(5-11, 2-8 away)
St. Francis (PA)
(1-15, 1-6 home)
Venue: DeGol Arena
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Sacred Heart S Gibson 18.8 L Montes 6.6 P Gaetano 7.4
St. Francis (PA) U Shannon 13.4 E Brown 8.6 U Shannon 4.1

Sacred Heart heads to DeGol Arena on Saturday to take on St. Francis (PA). It gets started at 2:00 EST and it can be seen on FCS or ESPN3.com. The Pioneers are 4-2 against the Red Flash over the last four years. The last time they met (2/25/2012) they won 72-57.

Sacred Heart is in 2nd place in the conference, St. Francis (PA) is in 11th place.

In their last outing, despite 27 points and 6 rebounds from Shane Gibson, the Pioneers fell to Robert Morris 66-62 on January 17th. He leads the team with 18.8 points per game. For the Red Flash, Earl Brown put up 14 points and 18 rebounds in the 75-66 loss to Quinnipiac on January 17th. He leads the team in rebounds with 8.6 per game and blocks with 0.8 per game.

St. Francis (PA) StatSmack

  • We just win. Sacred Heart has more wins over the last 5 years than St. Francis (76 vs 38).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Sacred Heart has a stronger schedule than St. Francis this season (SOS Rank: #101 vs #142).
  • At least you keep showing up. Sacred Heart has an average margin of victory of 10 over St. Francis in 11 wins since 1999.
  • Phil Gaetano is ranked 31st nationally in assists.
  • The Sacred Heart blocks leader (Nick Greenbacker) has more blocks than the St. Francis blocks leader (Earl Brown).
  • Louis Montes is ranked 8th in the NEC in rebounds.
  • Sacred Heart is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Sacred Heart is 76.6 inches compared to 75.4 inches for St. Francis.
  • Sacred Heart embarrassed St. Francis by 15 points the last time they played (Feb 25, 2012).
  • Sacred Heart is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Sacred Heart is 205 lbs compared to 186 lbs for St. Francis.
  • You get an A for effort, but Sacred Heart has emerged victorious against St. Francis the last 2 times they've played.
  • The Sacred Heart scoring leader (Shane Gibson) has more points than the St. Francis scoring leader (Umar Shannon).
SHU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Shane Gibson 31 19 3 1 1 0 3
C+ Louis Montes 30 13 7 1 1 1 2
C Steve Glowiak 27 10 3 1 1 0 1
C- Phil Gaetano 35 4 2 7 1 0 4
C- Evan Kelley 26 6 4 1 0 0 1
D+ J. Swidowski 19 7 4 0 0 1 1
D+ N. Greenbacker 20 5 3 1 1 1 1
D+ Femi Akinpetide 20 5 5 0 0 0 2
D De`Aires Tate 11 3 3 0 0 0 1
D Tevin Falzon 13 3 2 0 0 0 1
D- M. Abdel Latif 9 1 3 0 0 1 1
F Lewis Cramer 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
SFPA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Umar Shannon 34 13 3 4 0 0 3
C- Earl Brown 25 9 9 1 0 1 2
D+ Stephon Mosley 25 9 5 0 0 0 2
D Ollie Jackson 21 8 2 1 1 0 1
D Stephon Whyatt 25 8 2 2 1 0 2
D Ronnie Drinnon 18 5 4 0 0 0 1
D Dominique Major 19 6 1 1 0 0 1
D- Kam Ritter 19 3 1 1 1 1 1
D- B. Millaud-Meunier 10 5 1 0 0 0 1
F Greg Brown 21 2 2 1 1 0 1
F Anthony Ervin 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Storm Stanley 8 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Tony Peters 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Z. Vigneault 3 0 0 1 1 0 0
F Aric Gresko 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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