Northeastern vs. William & Mary: Full Game Preview
|Northeastern||J Smith 17.0||R Spencer 6.3||J Lee 4.3|
|William & Mary||M Thornton 18.2||T Rusthoven 7.7||M Thornton 2.8|
William & Mary hosts Northeastern at William & Mary Hall on Monday. It takes place at 7 p.m. EST. The Tribe lost to the Huskies 95-91 on Jan. 23 and are 4-5 against them over the last four years.
William & Mary is currently in ninth place in the conference and Northeastern is in first.
In their last matchup on Feb. 6, Marcus Thornton put up 22 points for the Tribe in a loss to James Madison, 81-71. He paces the team in points per game with 18.2, and assists per game with 2.8. For the Huskies, Joel Smith finished with 27 points and 5 rebounds in the 79-74 win over Old Dominion on Feb. 9. His 17 points per game is the highest mark on the team.
- William & Mary is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on William & Mary is 77.4 inches compared to 76.4 inches for Northeastern.
- William & Mary attacks the glass, with more rebounds (34.2 per game vs. 30.7 per game) than Northeastern this season.
- William & Mary has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Northeastern according to Kiplinger (82 percent vs. NA percent).
- Marcus Thornton is ranked 6th in the CAA in points and 34th nationally in three-pointers.
- William & Mary is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on William & Mary is 204 lbs compared to 196 lbs for Northeastern.
- The William & Mary blocks leader (Tim Rusthoven, 19 blocks) has more blocks than the Northeastern blocks leader (Reggie Spencer, 18 blocks).
- William & Mary has a better record at home than Northeastern this season (6-3 vs. 6-6).
- The William & Mary three-point leader (Marcus Thornton, 63 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Northeastern three-point leader (Joel Smith, 61 three-pointers).
- William & Mary players are more experienced than Northeastern players (13,351 minutes played vs. 11,553 minutes played).
- William & Mary has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Northeastern ($21,972 vs. $50,452).
|F||Doug Howard II||2||1||1||1||1||0||1|