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

St. Francis (PA) plays host to Monmouth at DeGol Arena on Saturday. It takes place at 1 p.m. EST. The Red Flash fell to the Hawks 65-60 on Jan. 10 and are 3-5 against them over the last four years.

St. Francis (PA) is in 11th place in the conference and will be trying to close the gap with 10th place Monmouth.

The 26 points by Ben Millaud-Meunier helped the Red Flash to a 69-63 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson on Feb. 21. He tallies 8.6 points per game and also adds 1.7 rebounds per game. For the Hawks, Jesse Steele put up 16 points in the 77-65 loss to Robert Morris on Feb. 21. He averages 12.3 points per game in addition to a team-best 3.7 assists per game.

Monmouth StatSmack

  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? St. Francis currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (949 to 946) than Monmouth, per the NCAA.
  • St. Francis has an average margin of victory of 9 over Monmouth in 20 wins since 1984.
  • St. Francis players are more experienced than Monmouth players (13,428 minutes played vs. 12,478 minutes played).
  • St. Francis has a stronger schedule than Monmouth this season (SOS Rank: No. 171 vs. No. 225).
  • The St. Francis blocks leader (Earl Brown, 23 blocks) has more blocks than the Monmouth blocks leader (Khalil Brown, 9 blocks).
  • The St. Francis rebounding leader (Earl Brown, 188 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Monmouth rebounding leader (Ed Waite, 128 rebounds).
  • Earl Brown is ranked 6th in the NEC in rebounds and 9th in the NEC in blocks.
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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