Long Island vs. St. Francis (NY): Full Game Preview

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Long Island vs. St. Francis (NY): Full Game Preview
Long Island
(8-10, 2-7 away)
St. Francis (NY)
(8-9, 3-3 home)
Venue: Pope Physical Education Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 24, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Long Island J Olasewere 18.7 J Olasewere 8.1 J Brickman 7.9
St. Francis (NY) J Cannon 16.1 J Cannon 9.2 B Jones 4.1

Long Island visits Pope Physical Education Center on Thursday to take on St. Francis (NY). It gets started at 7:00 EST and you can catch it on MSG. The Blackbirds are 7-1 against the Terriers over the last four years. They won 81-78 on 2/12/2012 the last time they played.

Long Island is in 5th place in the NEC, St. Francis (NY) is in 2nd place.

In a 75-65 win over Monmouth on January 19th, C.J. Garner put up 16 points and 5 assists for the Blackbirds. He contributes 3.9 rebounds per game in addition to his 12.9 points per game. For the Terriers, Travis Nichols put up 15 points and 7 rebounds in the 70-51 blowout of Fairleigh Dickinson on January 19th. He contributes 4.3 rebounds per game in addition to his 8.4 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, St. Francis (NY) is strong in turnover percentage at 18.7. This is good enough for 2nd in the conference and 87th in the nation.

St. Francis (NY) StatSmack

  • At least you keep showing up. Long Island has an average margin of victory of 8 over St. Francis in 43 wins since 1980.
  • Long Island beat St. Francis by 3 points the last time they played (Feb 12, 2012).
  • Long Island has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.621 to 0.423).
  • The Long Island scoring leader (Jamal Olasewere) has more points than the St. Francis scoring leader (Jalen Cannon).
  • Long Island takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than St. Francis (2 vs 0).
  • Jamal Olasewere is ranked 2nd in the NEC in points, 3rd in the NEC in rebounds, and 5th in the NEC in steals.
  • Julian Boyd is ranked 10th in the NEC in points and 6th in the NEC in blocks.
  • We just win. Long Island has more wins over the last 5 years than St. Francis (102 vs 62).
  • E.J. Reed is ranked 6th in the NEC in blocks.
  • The Long Island assist leader (Jason Brickman) has more assists than the St. Francis assist leader (Brent Jones).
  • Long Island is better under pressure, and has defeated St. Francis in 11 out of the last 16 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
LIU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Jamal Olasewere 30 19 8 1 2 1 3
C+ Julian Boyd 29 19 6 1 1 1 1
C C.J. Garner 36 13 4 3 1 1 2
C Jason Brickman 37 10 3 8 1 0 4
C- B. Thompson 29 10 3 2 1 0 1
D+ E.J. Reed 20 7 4 0 0 1 1
D Kenny Onyechi 13 5 2 0 0 0 0
D Booker Hucks 11 5 2 0 0 1 1
D Gerrell Martin 14 5 2 1 0 0 1
D- D.J. Griggs 10 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Khalil Murphy 10 2 2 0 0 0 1
F Troy Joseph 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
SFNY Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Jalen Cannon 31 16 9 1 1 0 1
C Akeem Johnson 26 10 5 2 1 1 2
C Ben Mockford 30 11 2 1 1 0 1
C- Kevin Douglas 22 8 4 0 0 1 1
C- Travis Nichols 16 8 4 0 0 0 1
D+ Brent Jones 21 5 2 4 1 0 3
D+ Dre Calloway 19 5 1 3 1 0 2
D A. Isailovic 17 3 1 0 1 0 0
D PJ Santavenere 10 3 1 0 1 0 1
D Anthony White 10 1 1 1 0 0 1
D- Lowell Ulmer 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Matt Milk 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Mike Nierva 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Milos Trivic 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
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