St. Francis (NY) vs. Central Conn. : Full Game Preview

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St. Francis (NY) vs. Central Conn. : Full Game Preview
St. Francis (NY)
(8-10, 5-6 away)
Central Conn.
(7-11, 3-5 home)
Venue: William H. Detrick Gymnasium
3:30PM ET / 12:30PM PT, January 26, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
St. Francis (NY) J Cannon 16.3 J Cannon 9.3 B Jones 4.3
Central Conn. K Vinales 22.4 M Hunter 7.5 K Vinales 3.6

St. Francis (NY) travels to William H. Detrick Gymnasium on Saturday to take on Central Connecticut State. Tip-off is at 3:30 EST. The Terriers are 2-5 against the Blue Devils over the last four years. The last time they met (2/2/2012) they won 73-67.

St. Francis (NY) is in 4th place in the conference, Central Connecticut State is in 7th place.

In their last match-up on January 24th, Jalen Cannon put up 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Terriers in a loss to Long Island, 78-68. He leads the team with 16.3 points per game and 9.3 rebounds per game. The Blue Devils were defeated by Quinnipiac 85-78 on January 24th despite 32 points from Kyle Vinales. With 22.4 points per game and 3.6 assists per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. A key area of strength for Central Connecticut State is turnover percentage at 18.0, which ranks 1st in their conference (and 56th nationally).

Central Connecticut State StatSmack

  • At least you keep showing up. St. Francis has an average margin of victory of 10 over Central Connecticut State in 17 wins since 1986.
  • Ben Mockford is ranked 4th in the NEC in three-pointers.
  • St. Francis beat Central Connecticut State by 6 points the last time they played (Feb 02, 2012).
  • The St. Francis basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Central Connecticut State (70% vs 43%).
  • St. Francis allows fewer rebounds (37.4 allowed per game vs 41.5 allowed per game) than Central Connecticut State this season.
  • St. Francis players are more experienced than Central Connecticut State players (9,554 minutes played vs 6,414 minutes played).
  • The St. Francis three-point leader (Ben Mockford) has more three-pointers than the Central Connecticut State three-point leader (Adonis Burbage).
  • The St. Francis assist leader (Brent Jones) has more assists than the Central Connecticut State assist leader (Kyle Vinales).
  • Brent Jones is ranked 4th in the NEC in assists.
SFNY Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Jalen Cannon 31 16 9 1 1 0 1
C Akeem Johnson 25 10 5 2 1 1 2
C Ben Mockford 30 10 2 1 1 0 1
C- Kevin Douglas 22 8 4 0 0 1 1
D+ Travis Nichols 16 8 4 0 0 0 1
D+ Brent Jones 21 6 2 4 1 0 3
D+ Dre Calloway 19 4 1 3 1 0 2
D A. Isailovic 18 3 2 1 1 0 1
D PJ Santavenere 10 3 1 0 1 0 1
D Anthony White 9 1 1 1 0 0 1
D- Lowell Ulmer 5 2 1 0 0 0 1
D- Matt Milk 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Mike Nierva 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
F Milos Trivic 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
CCSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Matt Hunter 36 17 8 3 3 1 4
B Kyle Vinales 39 22 2 4 1 0 3
C M. McMillan 36 8 4 3 2 0 2
C Adonis Burbage 34 11 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Brandon Peel 18 3 6 1 1 1 1
D+ Terrell Allen 18 5 4 1 0 1 1
D+ Joseph Efese 19 6 3 0 1 1 1
F Andrew Hurd 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Erik Raleigh 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Greg Andrade 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
F K. Cumberlander 14 2 0 0 0 0 1
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