Saint Joseph's vs. Massachusetts: Full Game Preview

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Saint Joseph's vs. Massachusetts: Full Game Preview
Saint Joseph's
(13-8, 5-4 away)
Massachusetts
(15-6, 9-4 home)
Venue: William D. Mullins Center
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, February 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Saint Joseph's C Jones 14.9 R Roberts Jr. 8.8 C Wilson 3.7
Massachusetts C Williams 16.4 C Lalanne 6.5 C Williams 7.0

Massachusetts hosts St. Joseph's (PA) at William D. Mullins Center on Saturday. Tipoff is at 2 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN 2. The Minutemen are 5-3 against the Hawks over the last four years. They fell 73-62 on Feb. 11, 2012, the last time they met.

Massachusetts is fourth in the A-10 and St. Joseph's (PA) is in ninth. Both teams continue to jockey for position.

In an 81-53 beatdown of Rhode Island on Feb. 6, Chaz Williams put up 27 points and 8 assists for the Minutemen. He contributes team-best marks with 16.4 points per game, 7 assists per game, and 2 steals per game. For the Hawks, Halil Kanacevic finished with 9 points and 9 rebounds in the 60-54 loss to Dayton on Feb. 6. He contributes 7.4 rebounds per game in addition to his 9 points per game.

St. Joseph's (PA) StatSmack

  • Massachusetts has an average margin of victory of 10 over St. Joseph's in 32 wins since 1982.
  • Even computers respect Massachusetts more. Massachusetts has a better RPI this season than St. Joseph's (RPI: No. 53 vs. No. 85).
  • Chaz Williams is ranked 7th in the A-10 in points, 11th nationally in assists, and 7th in the A-10 in steals.
  • The Massachusetts assist leader (Chaz Williams, 147 assists) has more assists than the St. Joseph's assist leader (Chris Wilson, 78 assists).
  • Since 1998, Massachusetts has recruited more Top 50 high school players than St. Joseph's (one vs. zero).
  • Massachusetts has a better overall winning percentage over the last five years (52.7 percent to 47.7 percent).
  • Massachusetts has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than St. Joseph's ($30,294 vs. $48,704).
  • Massachusetts has a better conference record than St. Joseph's this season (5-3 vs. 4-4).
  • The Massachusetts steals leader (Chaz Williams, 43 steals) has more steals than the St. Joseph's steals leader (Langston Galloway, 24 steals).
  • Massachusetts is ranked higher than St. Joseph's in the A-10 (No. 4 vs. No. 9).
StJoe Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B C.J. Aiken 33 12 6 1 1 3 1
B R. Roberts Jr. 32 11 9 1 1 1 2
B L. Galloway 36 14 4 2 1 0 1
B Carl Jones 33 15 3 3 1 0 2
B- Halil Kanacevic 30 9 7 4 1 2 3
C Chris Wilson 32 8 4 4 1 0 2
D Daryus Quarles 10 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Isaiah Miles 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
D C. Coyne 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Papa Ndao 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Taylor Trevisan 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Colin Kelly 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Evan Maschmeyer 4 0 1 1 0 0 0
D Eric Kindler 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
UMASS Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Chaz Williams 36 16 4 7 2 0 4
B- Jesse Morgan 29 13 3 2 2 0 1
B- Terrell Vinson 26 12 4 1 1 1 2
C+ Cady Lalanne 20 8 7 0 0 1 1
C+ Raphiael Putney 24 7 5 2 1 1 2
C Maxie Esho 21 6 5 1 1 1 1
C Sampson Carter 22 6 4 1 1 0 1
C Freddie Riley 25 7 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Trey Davis 7 2 1 1 0 0 1
D T. Bergantino 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Izzy Freeman 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
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