Monmouth vs. St. Francis (PA): Full Game Preview

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Monmouth vs. St. Francis (PA): Full Game Preview
Monmouth
(10-18, 5-12 away)
St. Francis (PA)
(4-22, 2-10 home)
Venue: DeGol Arena
1:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT, February 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Monmouth A Nicholas 13.9 E Waite 4.6 J Steele 3.7
St. Francis (PA) U Shannon 11.2 E Brown 8.3 U Shannon 3.3

Monmouth travels to DeGol Arena on Saturday to take on St. Francis (PA). Tipoff is at 1 p.m. EST. The Hawks beat the Red Flash 65-60 on Jan. 10 and are 5-3 against them over the last four years.

St. Francis (PA) is in 11th place in the NEC and just behind 10th place Monmouth with a chance to catch up.

In spite of 16 points from Jesse Steele, the Hawks came up short 77-65 against Robert Morris on Feb. 21. In addition to a team-leading 3.7 assists per game, he chips in 12.3 points per game. For the Red Flash, Anthony Ervin finished with 22 points and 9 rebounds in the 69-63 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Feb. 21. He contributes 2.4 rebounds per game in addition to his 4.5 points per game.

St. Francis (PA) StatSmack

  • It's only wins and losses, but Monmouth has a better overall record than St. Francis this season (10-18 vs. 4-22).
  • Monmouth has an average margin of victory of 8 over St. Francis in 35 wins since 1984.
  • Monmouth is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Monmouth is 201 lbs compared to 187 lbs for St. Francis.
  • The Monmouth three-point leader (Jesse Steele, 55 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the St. Francis three-point leader (Dominique Major, 40 three-pointers).
  • The Monmouth assist leader (Jesse Steele, 104 assists) has more assists than the St. Francis assist leader (Umar Shannon, 75 assists).
  • Monmouth has more wins over the last 5 years than St. Francis (58 vs. 42).
  • The Monmouth scoring leader (Jesse Steele, 339 points) has more points than the St. Francis scoring leader (Umar Shannon, 257 points).
  • Monmouth has a better record in close games than St. Francis this season (5-2 vs. 2-4).
  • Monmouth is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Monmouth is 75.9 inches compared to 74.6 inches for St. Francis.
  • Monmouth is ranked higher than St. Francis in the NEC (No. 10 vs. No. 11).
  • Even computers respect Monmouth more. Monmouth has a better RPI this season than St. Francis (RPI: No. 252 vs. No. 316).
MU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Andrew Nicholas 29 14 4 2 2 0 2
C Jesse Steele 31 12 2 4 2 0 3
D+ Dion Nesmith 27 8 2 2 1 0 2
D+ Ed Waite 19 8 5 1 1 0 2
D+ S. Spinella 25 8 4 1 1 0 1
D Marcus Ware 18 7 4 1 1 0 2
D Khalil Brown 17 4 2 0 0 0 1
D Tyrone O`Garro 15 2 4 0 0 0 1
D Christian White 11 3 1 1 1 0 1
D- Max DiLeo 10 2 1 1 1 0 0
D- Gary Cox 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Jalen Palm 7 1 0 0 0 0 1
F Collin Stewart 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
SFPA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C- Earl Brown 29 10 8 2 1 1 3
C- Umar Shannon 32 11 2 3 0 0 2
D+ Stephon Mosley 24 8 5 0 0 0 2
D Ollie Jackson 22 8 2 1 1 0 2
D Stephon Whyatt 24 7 2 2 1 0 2
D Dominique Major 21 6 1 1 0 0 1
D B. Millaud-Meunier 16 9 2 1 1 0 2
D Ronnie Drinnon 18 5 3 0 0 0 1
D Anthony Ervin 13 5 2 1 0 0 1
D Greg Brown 21 3 2 2 1 0 1
D- Kam Ritter 17 2 1 1 1 0 1
F Tony Peters 8 2 1 1 0 0 1
F Storm Stanley 8 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Z. Vigneault 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Aric Gresko 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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