Providence vs. Rutgers: Full Game Preview

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Providence vs. Rutgers: Full Game Preview
Providence
(14-12, 3-7 away)
Rutgers
(13-12, 10-5 home)
Venue: Louis Brown Athletic Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, February 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Providence B Cotton 20.1 L Henton 8.3 V Council 7.2
Rutgers E Carter 14.9 W Judge 5.6 M Mack 2.7

On Saturday, Providence visits Louis Brown Athletic Center to take on Rutgers. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. EST and you can see it on ESPN U. The Friars are 5-1 against the Scarlet Knights over the last four years. The last time they played they won 78-67 on Feb. 1, 2012.

Providence is in 11th place in the conference and needs to hold off 12th place Rutgers.

In their last matchup on Feb. 20, Vincent Council put up 15 points and 7 assists for the Friars in a loss to Syracuse, 84-59. A crucial part of the team, he leads the way with 7.2 assists per game and 1.4 steals per game. The Scarlet Knights were defeated by Villanova 71-63 on Feb. 18 despite 24 points and 8 rebounds from Myles Mack. He leads the team in assists with 2.7 per game and steals with 1.7 per game.

Rutgers StatSmack

  • The Providence three-point leader (Bryce Cotton, 75 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Rutgers three-point leader (Myles Mack, 47 three-pointers).
  • Providence waxed Rutgers by 11 points the last time they played (Feb 01, 2012).
  • Providence has more wins over the last 5 years than Rutgers (90 vs. 79).
  • Providence has been the favorite 17 out of the last 22 times.
  • AP voters think more highly of Providence and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Rutgers (14 vs. zero).
  • The Providence scoring leader (Bryce Cotton, 480 points) has more points than the Rutgers scoring leader (Eli Carter, 358 points).
  • Providence has a better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (53.8 percent to 45.8 percent).
  • Providence has an average margin of victory of 11 over Rutgers in 15 wins since 1995.
  • Even computers respect Providence more. Providence has a better RPI this season than Rutgers (RPI: No. 84 vs. No. 92).
  • Providence has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Rutgers according to Kiplinger (84.4 percent vs. 49 percent).
  • The Providence assist leader (Vincent Council, 117 assists) has more assists than the Rutgers assist leader (Myles Mack, 64 assists).
PC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Bryce Cotton 37 20 3 3 1 0 2
B+ Vincent Council 32 10 3 7 1 0 2
B Kadeem Batts 31 15 7 1 1 1 2
B LaDontae Henton 35 14 8 1 1 1 2
C+ Kris Dunn 27 5 4 3 1 0 2
C Josh Fortune 26 6 3 2 1 0 2
C Sidiki Johnson 15 4 5 0 1 1 1
D+ Brice Kofane 14 1 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Lee Goldsbrough 13 2 3 1 0 0 1
D Ted Bancroft 10 1 2 0 1 0 1
RU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Myles Mack 29 13 3 3 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 0 1 2
C Jerome Seagears 26 6 2 2 1 0 2
C Kadeem Jack 18 6 5 0 0 1 1
C- Mike Poole 18 4 3 1 1 0 1
C- Austin Johnson 17 5 2 1 0 0 1
D Malick Kone 11 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
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