Rutgers vs. Villanova: Full Game Preview

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Rutgers vs. Villanova: Full Game Preview
Rutgers
(13-11, 3-6 away)
Villanova
(16-10, 9-4 home)
Venue: The Pavilion
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, February 18, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Rutgers E Carter 14.9 W Judge 5.7 D Miller 2.6
Villanova J Pinkston 12.6 M Yarou 7.1 R Arcidiacono 3.4

Villanova plays host to Rutgers at The Pavilion on Monday. Tipoff is at 9 a.m. EST and it can be seen on ESPN U. The Wildcats are 5-1 against the Scarlet Knights over the last four years. The last time they met (Mar. 6, 2012) they won 70-49.

Villanova is in eigth place in the conference, Rutgers is in 12th place.

In a 70-61 win over Connecticut on Feb. 16, Ryan Arcidiacono put up 25 points for the Wildcats. He tallies 11.6 points per game in addition to a team-best 3.4 assists per game. For the Scarlet Knights, Myles Mack put up 28 points in the 75-69 loss to DePaul on Feb. 16. He averages 13.2 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.8 steals per game.

Rutgers StatSmack

  • Villanova has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Rutgers according to Kiplinger (82.1 percent vs. 49 percent).
  • Villanova is ranked higher than Rutgers in the Big East (No. 10 vs. No. 12).
  • Diaper Dandies love Villanova. Villanova has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Rutgers (12 vs. 1).
  • The Villanova rebounding leader (Mouphtaou Yarou, 169 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Rutgers rebounding leader (Wally Judge, 130 rebounds).
  • Villanova is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Villanova is 220 lbs compared to 209 lbs for Rutgers.
  • The Villanova three-point leader (Ryan Arcidiacono, 50 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Rutgers three-point leader (Myles Mack, 43 three-pointers).
  • The Villanova blocks leader (Maurice Sutton, 28 blocks) has more blocks than the Rutgers blocks leader (Kadeem Jack, 26 blocks).
  • Mouphtaou Yarou is ranked 7th in the Big East in rebounds.
  • Villanova has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than Rutgers (one vs. zero).
  • The Villanova assist leader (Ryan Arcidiacono, 86 assists) has more assists than the Rutgers assist leader (Dane Miller, 60 assists).
  • Villanova embarrassed Rutgers by 21 points the last time they played (Mar 06, 2012).
RU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Myles Mack 29 13 2 2 2 0 2
B- Eli Carter 29 15 3 2 1 0 3
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 10 2 2 0 1 0 1
D Derrick Randall 7 2 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
Nova Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B J. Pinkston 24 13 5 2 1 0 2
B R. Arcidiacono 34 12 2 3 1 0 3
B Mouphtaou Yarou 26 9 7 1 0 1 2
B- Darrun Hilliard 30 11 3 2 1 0 2
B- James Bell 28 9 5 1 1 0 2
C Daniel Ochefu 19 4 5 1 1 1 1
C- Maurice Sutton 12 4 3 1 0 1 1
C- Achraf Yacoubou 14 4 3 1 0 0 1
C- Tony Chennault 18 4 2 2 1 0 2
D+ Patrick Farrell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Henry Lowe 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D+ Nick McMahon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Mislav Brzoja 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
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