DePaul vs. St John's: Full Game Preview

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DePaul vs. St John's: Full Game Preview
DePaul
(10-9, 4-2 away)
St John's
(13-7, 9-4 home)
Venue: Alumni Hall (NY)
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, January 30, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
DePaul C Melvin 17.1 C Melvin 7.5 B Young 4.3
St John's D Harrison 19.8 J Sampson 6.5 P Greene IV 2.8

DePaul matches up against St. John's on Wednesday. Tip-off is at 9:00 EST and you can see it on ESPNU. The Blue Demons lost to the Red Storm 71-62 on January 19th and are 0-7 against them over the last four years.

St. John's is in 3rd place in the conference and DePaul is in 14th place.

In their last match-up on January 26th, Brandon Young put up 13 points and 5 rebounds for the Blue Demons in a loss to Pittsburgh, 93-55. He leads the team with 4.3 assists per game and 1.6 steals per game. For the Red Storm, D`Angelo Harrison finished with 24 points and 7 rebounds in the 71-67 win over Seton Hall on January 27th. He leads the team in points with 19.8 per game and steals with 1.7 per game. A key area of strength for St. John's is turnover percentage at 16.6, which ranks 1st in their conference (and 13th nationally).

St. John's StatSmack

  • The DePaul assist leader (Brandon Young) has more assists than the St. John's assist leader (Phil Greene IV).
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, DePaul has had more players drafted by the NBA than St. John's (2 vs 1).
  • DePaul players are more experienced than St. John's players (10,828 minutes played vs 7,944 minutes played).
  • The DePaul rebounding leader (Cleveland Melvin) has more rebounds than the St. John's rebounding leader (JaKarr Sampson).
  • At least you keep showing up. DePaul has an average margin of victory of 7 over St. John's in 9 wins since 1982.
  • Cleveland Melvin is ranked 6th in the Big East in points and 6th in the Big East in rebounds.
  • DePaul is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on DePaul is 210 lbs compared to 198 lbs for St. John's.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? DePaul currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (984 to 959) than St. John's, per the NCAA.
  • Rosemont isn't as congested as New York (population is significantly lower).
DEP Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B C. Melvin 30 17 7 1 2 1 2
B Brandon Young 30 16 4 4 2 0 3
C Jamee Crockett 23 9 5 1 1 0 1
C Worrel Clahar 22 6 4 3 1 0 2
C Donnavan Kirk 23 6 3 0 0 2 1
C- Moses Morgan 21 7 2 1 1 0 1
C- C. McKinney 19 5 2 1 1 0 2
D+ D. Robertson Jr. 15 3 3 0 0 1 1
D+ D. McDonald 14 4 1 1 1 0 1
D Peter Ryckbosch 6 2 2 0 0 0 0
D- Edwind McGhee 7 1 1 1 1 0 0
D- Jodan Price 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
D- Montray Clemons 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
D- Stuart Pirri 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Cory Dolins 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
SJU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ D. Harrison 36 20 5 2 2 0 3
B JaKarr Sampson 31 14 7 1 1 1 2
C+ Chris Obekpa 26 4 6 1 1 5 1
C+ S. Pointer 23 7 4 3 1 1 2
C+ Phil Greene IV 30 8 3 3 1 0 1
C Jamal Branch 25 9 2 2 1 0 3
C Amir Garrett 23 6 5 1 1 0 1
D+ Felix Balamou 10 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Christian Jones 11 3 1 1 0 0 1
D M. Bourgault 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D David Lipscomb 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Khadim Ndiaye 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Sam Sealy 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Jamal White 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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