Providence vs. Villanova: Full Game Preview

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Providence vs. Villanova: Full Game Preview
Providence
(10-11, 1-6 away)
Villanova
(13-8, 8-3 home)
Venue: The Pavilion
12:00PM ET / 9:00AM PT, February 03, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Providence B Cotton 21.5 L Henton 8.2 V Council 7.0
Villanova J Pinkston 12.9 M Yarou 6.3 R Arcidiacono 3.3

Providence travels to The Pavilion on Sunday to take on Villanova. Tip-off occurs at 12:00 EST and you can catch it on MASN, SNY, WPVI. The Friars defeated the Wildcats 69-66 on January 19th and are 2-4 against them over the past four years.

Providence is currently in 13th place in the conference and Villanova is in 10th.

In spite of 20 points and 9 rebounds from Kadeem Batts, the Friars came up short 82-79 against Connecticut on January 31st. In addition to his 14.3 points per game, he is also chipping in 7.2 rebounds per game. The Wildcats were defeated by Notre Dame 65-60 on January 30th despite 20 points and 7 rebounds from Mouphtaou Yarou. He averages 8.8 points per game in addition to a team-best 6.3 rebounds per game. When considering the Four Factors, Villanova performs well in free throw rate at 51.0. This ranks 1st in the conference and 1st in the country.

Villanova StatSmack

  • The Providence scoring leader (Bryce Cotton) has more points than the Villanova scoring leader (JayVaughn Pinkston).
  • Bryce Cotton is ranked 22nd nationally in points and 17th nationally in three-pointers.
  • The Providence three-point leader (Bryce Cotton) has more three-pointers than the Villanova three-point leader (Ryan Arcidiacono).
  • Providence is better at defending the three (28.1% allowed vs 34.9% allowed) than Villanova this season.
  • LaDontae Henton is ranked 3rd in the Big East in rebounds.
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Providence has had more players drafted by the NBA than Villanova (4 vs 3).
  • The Providence rebounding leader (LaDontae Henton) has more rebounds than the Villanova rebounding leader (Mouphtaou Yarou).
  • Kadeem Batts is ranked 7th in the Big East in rebounds.
  • At least you keep showing up. Providence has an average margin of victory of 11 over Villanova in 24 wins since 1980.
  • Boom! Providence defeated Villanova by 3 points the last time they played (Jan 19, 2013).
  • It must sting. Providence has blown out Villanova by 20 points or more on 4 occasions since 1996.
PC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Bryce Cotton 37 22 4 3 1 0 2
B Vincent Council 31 10 2 7 1 0 3
B LaDontae Henton 37 14 8 1 1 1 2
B Kadeem Batts 31 14 7 1 1 1 2
C Kris Dunn 25 6 4 2 1 0 3
C Josh Fortune 29 7 3 2 1 0 2
C Sidiki Johnson 15 4 5 0 1 1 1
D+ Brice Kofane 17 1 4 0 0 1 1
D Ted Bancroft 12 1 2 0 1 0 1
D Lee Goldsbrough 13 1 3 1 0 0 1
Nova Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B J. Pinkston 24 13 5 2 1 0 2
B R. Arcidiacono 34 11 2 3 1 0 3
B- Mouphtaou Yarou 25 9 6 1 0 1 2
B- Darrun Hilliard 29 11 3 1 2 0 2
B- James Bell 28 9 5 1 1 0 2
C Daniel Ochefu 18 4 5 1 1 1 1
C Maurice Sutton 14 5 4 1 1 1 1
C Achraf Yacoubou 15 4 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Tony Chennault 17 3 2 2 1 0 2
D Henry Lowe 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D Patrick Farrell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Nick McMahon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Mislav Brzoja 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
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