Sacred Heart vs. Mount St. Mary's: Full Game Preview

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Sacred Heart vs. Mount St. Mary's: Full Game Preview
Sacred Heart
(8-12, 3-9 away)
Mount St. Mary's
(8-12, 5-2 home)
Venue: Knott Arena
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, February 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Sacred Heart S Gibson 20.2 L Montes 6.5 P Gaetano 8.0
Mount St. Mary's R Whack 11.9 K Krajina 3.6 J Castellanos 3.7

Mount St. Mary's hosts Sacred Heart at Knott Arena on Saturday. It takes place at 4:00 EST. The Mountaineers are 7-1 against the Pioneers over the last four years. The last time they met (1/28/2012) they won 81-80.

Sacred Heart is in 2nd place in the conference and Mount St. Mary's is in 9th place.

In their last game, Shivaughn Wiggins put up 17 points in the Mountaineers 77-73 win over Quinnipiac on January 31st. He is averaging 7.1 points and 2.0 rebounds per game. For the Pioneers, Steve Glowiak finished with 15 points and 8 rebounds in the 84-78 loss to Wagner on January 31st. He is averaging 10.8 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.4 steals per game.

In reviewing statistical differences between the teams, Sacred Heart appears to have an edge in one significant area, rebounding, where the Pioneers have the upper hand over the Mountaineers, 34 per game to 25 per game.

Sacred Heart StatSmack

  • You get an A for effort, but Mount St. Mary's has emerged victorious against Sacred Heart the last 7 times they've played.
  • Mount St. Mary's beat Sacred Heart by 1 point the last time they played (Jan 28, 2012).
  • The Mount St. Mary's steals leader (Rashad Whack) has more steals than the Sacred Heart steals leader (Steve Glowiak).
  • Mount St. Mary's is better under pressure, and has defeated Sacred Heart in 4 out of the last 7 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • At least you keep showing up. Mount St. Mary's has an average margin of victory of 9 over Sacred Heart in 17 wins since 1999.
  • Rashad Whack is ranked 10th in the NEC in three-pointers and 27th nationally in steals.
SHU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Shane Gibson 32 20 3 1 1 0 3
C+ Louis Montes 30 14 7 1 1 0 2
C Steve Glowiak 29 11 3 2 1 0 1
C Phil Gaetano 35 5 3 8 1 0 4
C- Evan Kelley 26 6 4 1 0 0 1
D+ J. Swidowski 19 7 4 0 0 1 1
D+ N. Greenbacker 20 4 3 1 1 1 1
D+ Femi Akinpetide 20 5 5 0 0 0 2
D Tevin Falzon 14 4 3 0 0 0 1
D De`Aires Tate 13 4 3 0 1 1 1
D Lewis Cramer 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D M. Abdel Latif 10 1 2 0 0 1 1
MOUNT Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Rashad Whack 29 12 3 1 2 0 2
C Julian Norfleet 31 10 2 2 1 0 1
C Sam Prescott 24 10 3 1 1 0 1
C- S. Wiggins 21 7 2 2 1 0 1
D+ J. Castellanos 25 5 1 4 1 0 2
D+ K. Krajina 18 7 4 1 1 0 1
D Xavier Owens 15 5 2 0 1 0 1
D Taylor Danaher 14 4 2 0 0 0 1
D Raven Barber 14 4 2 0 0 0 1
D Kelvin Parker 13 4 1 1 1 0 1
D Gregory Graves 8 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Oliver Brown 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Aaron Brown 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Aaron DeVan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F C. Crockett 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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