Army vs. Holy Cross: Full Game Preview

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Army vs. Holy Cross: Full Game Preview
Army
(9-11, 2-9 away)
Holy Cross
(10-10, 5-3 home)
Venue: Hart Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 30, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Army E Ellis 16.6 D Cox 5.6 D Cox 3.2
Holy Cross D Dudzinski 16.1 D Dudzinski 6.9 J Burrell 3.0

Holy Cross plays host to Army at Hart Center on Wednesday. The game tips off at 7:00 EST. The Crusaders are 6-2 against the Black Knights over the last four years. The last time they met (2/22/2012) they won 82-51.

Army and Holy Cross share the 4th spot in the conference.

The Crusaders were defeated by Bucknell 65-58 on January 26th despite 26 points and 5 rebounds from Dave Dudzinski. A stat-sheet stuffer, he leads the team with 16.1 points per game, 6.9 rebounds per game, and 1.1 blocks per game. For the Black Knights, Dylan Cox finished with 8 points and 6 rebounds in the 77-64 win over American University on January 26th. He puts up a team-leading 5.6 rebounds per game, 3.2 assists per game, and 0.8 steals per game.

Army StatSmack

  • Even computers respect Holy Cross more. We have a better RPI this season than Army (RPI: #214 vs #287).
  • The Holy Cross steals leader (Jordan Stevens) has more steals than the Army steals leader (Ella Ellis).
  • Holy Cross takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Army (2 vs 0).
  • Malcolm Miller is ranked 10th in the Patriot in blocks.
  • Holy Cross embarrassed Army by 31 points the last time they played (Feb 22, 2012).
  • The Holy Cross blocks leader (Dave Dudzinski) has more blocks than the Army blocks leader (Ella Ellis).
  • Holy Cross is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Holy Cross is 204 lbs compared to 198 lbs for Army.
  • It must sting. Holy Cross has blown out Army by 20 points or more on 12 occasions since 2001.
  • Holy Cross is better at defending the three (29.1% allowed vs 35.7% allowed) than Army this season.
  • Dave Dudzinski is ranked 4th in the Patriot in points, 3rd in the Patriot in rebounds, and 7th in the Patriot in blocks.
  • Holy Cross has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (51.81% to 33.09%).
ARMY Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Ella Ellis 27 17 4 2 1 1 2
C Dylan Cox 23 7 6 3 1 0 2
C Kyle Wilson 23 13 2 1 1 0 2
C- Josh Herbeck 23 10 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Kyle Toth 24 8 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Larry Toomey 18 5 3 2 1 1 2
D Jordan Springer 15 4 4 1 0 0 1
D Andrew Stire 15 5 2 1 0 0 1
D C. Kincade 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Chris Gramling 11 5 2 1 1 0 1
D Kevin Ferguson 10 3 2 0 0 1 1
D Tanner Plomb 10 3 2 1 1 0 1
D Matt Gramling 11 3 2 1 1 0 1
D Travis Rollo 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D M. Washington 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D- Sean Billerman 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Kyle Weldon 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
D- Maxwell Lenox 8 1 1 1 0 0 1
D- Mo Williams 9 1 1 1 0 0 1
F Zach Lord 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
HC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Dave Dudzinski 29 16 7 1 1 1 2
C Justin Burrell 30 13 2 3 0 0 3
C Phil Beans 27 9 4 1 0 0 1
C Malcolm Miller 28 6 6 2 1 1 2
C- Jordan Stevens 32 6 3 3 1 0 2
D+ Cullen Hamilton 22 6 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Isaiah Baker 4 0 1 0 0 1 0
D Eric Obeysekere 16 4 5 0 0 1 1
D Taylor Abt 13 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Dee Goens 10 1 1 1 0 0 1
D De`Vaughn Reid 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
D Chris Jayne 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
D- P. Kerrigan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- C. Morgan 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
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