Bryant University vs. Sacred Heart: Full Game Preview

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Bryant University vs. Sacred Heart: Full Game Preview
Bryant University
(13-4, 6-3 away)
Sacred Heart
(6-11, 3-3 home)
Venue: William Pitt Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 24, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Bryant University D Starks 17.2 A Francis 8.6 F Dobbs 4.5
Sacred Heart S Gibson 19.0 L Montes 6.7 P Gaetano 7.4

On Thursday, Bryant travels to William Pitt Center to take on Sacred Heart. Tip-off is at 7:00 EST. The Bulldogs are 1-7 against the Pioneers over the last four years. They lost 72-46 the last time they played (2/11/2012).

Sacred Heart and Bryant are packed together in the conference, holding down 2nd and 1st place, respectively. Bryant has won its last eight games.

In their last match-up on January 19th, Dyami Starks put up 17 points as the Bulldogs ran it up on Wagner 82-59. His 17.2 points per game is the highest mark on the team. For the Pioneers, Shane Gibson put up 23 points and 5 rebounds in the 75-72 win over St. Francis (PA) on January 19th. His 19.0 points per game is the highest mark on the team.

Sacred Heart StatSmack

  • Alex Francis is ranked 9th in the NEC in points and 4th in the NEC in rebounds.
  • The Bryant scoring leader (Dyami Starks) has more points than the Sacred Heart scoring leader (Shane Gibson).
  • Even computers respect Bryant more. We have a better RPI this season than Sacred Heart (RPI: #140 vs #250).
  • Frankie Dobbs is ranked 9th in the NEC in assists.
  • Dyami Starks is ranked 5th in the NEC in points and 3rd in the NEC in three-pointers.
  • The Bryant rebounding leader (Alex Francis) has more rebounds than the Sacred Heart rebounding leader (Louis Montes).
  • It's only wins and losses, but Bryant has a better overall record than Sacred Heart this season (7-4 vs 2-9).
  • Bryant has a better scoring defense (68.2 allowed per game vs 77.3 allowed per game) than Sacred Heart this season.
  • The Bryant three-point leader (Dyami Starks) has more three-pointers than the Sacred Heart three-point leader (Shane Gibson).
  • Bryant players are more experienced than Sacred Heart players (13,835 minutes played vs 11,732 minutes played).
BRY Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Alex Francis 35 17 9 2 1 0 4
B Frankie Dobbs 35 14 3 5 1 0 2
B Dyami Starks 35 17 3 2 1 0 2
C+ Corey Maynard 32 9 5 4 1 0 2
C Joe O`Shea 25 8 4 1 1 0 1
C- V. Kondratyev 16 4 4 0 0 0 0
D S. McLaughlin 15 1 1 1 1 0 1
D Claybrin McMath 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Andrew Scocca 6 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Tim McKinney 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Curtis Oakley 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- D. Calandrillo 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
F P. Matthews 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Erick Smith 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Raphael Jordan 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
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 0 2
C Steve Glowiak 27 10 3 2 1 0 1
C- Phil Gaetano 35 4 2 7 1 0 3
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 12 4 3 0 1 1 1
D Tevin Falzon 12 3 2 0 0 0 1
D- M. Abdel Latif 10 1 2 0 0 1 1
F Lewis Cramer 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
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