Rutgers vs. DePaul: Full Game Preview

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Rutgers vs. DePaul: Full Game Preview
Rutgers
(13-10, 3-5 away)
DePaul
(10-14, 6-9 home)
Venue: Allstate Arena
1:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT, February 16, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Rutgers E Carter 15.4 W Judge 5.7 D Miller 2.6
DePaul B Young 16.7 C Melvin 7.4 B Young 4.5

Rutgers heads to Allstate Arena on Saturday to take on DePaul. Tipoff occurs at 1 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN U. The Scarlet Knights are 4-1 against the Blue Demons over the last four years. They lost 69-64 the last time they played (Jan. 25, 2012).

DePaul is holding down the 14th spot in the Big East, right behind Rutgers in 12th place.

In a 57-55 win over Seton Hall on Feb. 12, Eli Carter put up 14 points for the Scarlet Knights. With 15.4 points per game, he leads the team in scoring average. For the Blue Demons, Brandon Young put up 20 points and 6 assists in the 82-78 loss to Notre Dame on Feb. 13. He contributes a team-leading 16.7 points per game, 4.5 assists per game, and 1.7 steals per game.

Reviewing current performance metrics, DePaul has an edge in one significant category, scoring, where the Blue Demons have the upper hand over the Scarlet Knights, 73 points per game to 66 points per game.

DePaul StatSmack

  • Rutgers has a stronger schedule than DePaul this season (SOS Rank: No. 22 vs. No. 113).
  • Myles Mack is ranked 9th in the Big East in three-pointers and 7th in the Big East in steals.
  • Rutgers has a much better overall winning percentage over the last five years (45.0 percent to 30.7 percent).
  • Rutgers has an average margin of victory of 9 over DePaul in five wins since 2005.
  • It's only wins and losses, but Rutgers has a better overall record than DePaul this season (13-10 vs. 10-14).
  • Rutgers has a better record in close games than DePaul this season (6-2 vs. 2-5).
  • Rutgers allows fewer rebounds (33.3 allowed per game vs. 39.2 allowed per game) than DePaul this season.
  • Even computers respect Rutgers more. Rutgers has a better RPI this season than DePaul (RPI: No. 67 vs. No. 186).
  • Rutgers has a better record at home than DePaul this season (9-5 vs. 6-7).
  • Rutgers has a better scoring defense (66.5 allowed per game vs. 73.8 allowed per game) than DePaul this season.
RU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Eli Carter 29 15 3 2 1 0 3
B- Myles Mack 29 13 2 2 2 0 2
C+ Dane Miller 26 7 5 3 1 1 2
C Wally Judge 23 7 6 1 1 1 2
C Jerome Seagears 26 6 2 2 1 0 1
C Kadeem Jack 17 5 5 0 0 1 1
C- Austin Johnson 17 6 2 1 0 0 1
C- Mike Poole 18 4 3 1 1 0 1
D Malick Kone 11 3 2 0 1 0 1
D Derrick Randall 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Logan Kelley 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
D Vincent Garrett 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Jalen Hyde 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
DEP Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Brandon Young 31 17 3 5 2 0 3
B C. Melvin 31 17 7 1 1 1 2
C+ Jamee Crockett 24 10 4 1 1 0 2
C Donnavan Kirk 25 7 4 0 0 2 1
C Worrel Clahar 24 7 4 3 1 0 2
C- Moses Morgan 21 7 2 1 1 0 1
C- C. McKinney 20 5 2 2 1 0 2
D D. McDonald 12 4 1 1 1 0 1
D Peter Ryckbosch 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D D. Robertson Jr. 14 2 3 0 0 1 1
D- Edwind McGhee 7 1 1 1 1 0 0
D- Jodan Price 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
D- Stuart Pirri 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Montray Clemons 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
D- Cory Dolins 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
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