Providence vs. Marquette: Full Game Preview

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Providence vs. Marquette: Full Game Preview
Providence
(10-9, 1-5 away)
Marquette
(13-4, 10-1 home)
Venue: BMO Harris Bradley Center
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, January 26, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Providence B Cotton 21.9 L Henton 8.2 V Council 6.6
Marquette V Blue 14.0 D Gardner 5.7 J Cadougan 4.3

Marquette hosts Providence at BMO Harris Bradley Center on Saturday. The game tips off at 2:00 EST and you can see it on MASN, Sports32, Big East. The Golden Eagles are 6-0 against the Friars over the last four years. They won 79-72 on 1/21/2012 the last time they played.

Marquette is in 2nd place in the conference, Providence is in 13th place.

The Golden Eagles were defeated by Cincinnati 71-69 on January 19th despite 19 points and 8 rebounds from Vander Blue. With 14.0 points per game, he leads the team in scoring average. The Friars were defeated by Pittsburgh 68-64 on January 22nd despite 24 points from Bryce Cotton. His 21.9 points per game is the highest mark on the team.

Providence StatSmack

  • The Marquette basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Providence (91% vs 80%).
  • Marquette has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Providence ($31,469 vs $51,895).
  • At least you keep showing up. Marquette has an average margin of victory of 14 over Providence in 10 wins since 1983.
  • You get an A for effort, but Marquette has emerged victorious against Providence the last 8 times they've played.
  • Marquette takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Providence (8 vs 1).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Marquette has a stronger schedule than Providence this season (SOS Rank: #162 vs #202).
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Marquette has come back to win after being down at half against Providence 3 times since 2008.
  • How does our back look? Marquette is ranked higher than Providence in the Big East (#1 vs #3).
  • It must sting. Marquette has blown out Providence by 20 points or more on 4 occasions since 2007.
  • The Marquette assist leader (Junior Cadougan) has more assists than the Providence assist leader (Bryce Cotton).
  • Marquette allows fewer rebounds (30.9 allowed per game vs 34.5 allowed per game) than Providence this season.
PC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Bryce Cotton 37 22 4 3 1 0 2
B Kadeem Batts 31 14 7 2 1 1 2
B LaDontae Henton 36 14 8 1 2 1 2
B Vincent Council 30 10 2 7 1 0 3
C Josh Fortune 31 7 3 2 1 0 2
C Kris Dunn 25 6 4 3 1 0 3
C- Sidiki Johnson 14 3 5 0 1 1 1
D+ Brice Kofane 17 1 4 0 0 1 1
D Lee Goldsbrough 14 2 3 1 0 0 1
D Ted Bancroft 11 1 2 0 1 0 1
MARQ Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Davante Gardner 22 13 6 1 1 1 1
B Vander Blue 32 14 3 2 1 0 2
B- Junior Cadougan 27 9 3 4 1 0 3
C+ Jamil Wilson 24 9 5 2 1 1 2
C+ Todd Mayo 18 8 2 1 1 0 2
C+ Trent Lockett 26 7 5 2 1 0 2
C Chris Otule 16 4 3 0 0 1 0
C Juan Anderson 15 3 3 1 1 0 1
C- Derrick Wilson 15 2 1 2 1 0 1
D+ S. Taylor Jr. 9 3 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Jake Thomas 12 3 1 1 0 0 0
D Jamal Ferguson 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Dylan Flood 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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