St John's vs. Providence: Full Game Preview
|St John's||D Harrison 17.8||J Sampson 6.7||P Greene IV 2.8|
|Providence||B Cotton 20.1||L Henton 8.3||V Council 7.2|
On Saturday, St. John's visits Dunkin' Donuts Center to take on Providence. It gets started at 8 p.m. EST and you can catch it on Cox, SNY, Big East, MASN. The Red Storm are 2-2 against the Friars over the last four years. The last time they met (Dec. 27, 2011) they won 91-67.
Providence is holding down the 10th spot in the Big East, right behind St. John's in ninth place.
The Red Storm were defeated by Pittsburgh 63-47 on Feb. 24 despite 14 points and 6 rebounds from JaKarr Sampson. He tallies 14.7 points per game in addition to a team-best 6.7 rebounds per game. In a 76-72 victory over Rutgers on Feb. 23, LaDontae Henton put up 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Friars. He is averaging 13.7 points per game in addition to a team-best 8.3 rebounds per game.
- You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? St. John's currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (959 to 925) than Providence, per the NCAA.
- St. John's has a better record in close games than Providence this season (5-3 vs. 6-6).
- St. John's has a much better NCSA Academic Ranking than Providence (No. 68 vs. No. 102).
- St. John's is ranked higher than Providence in the Big East (No. 9 vs. No. 10).
- St. John's has a stronger schedule than Providence this season (SOS Rank: No. 29 vs. No. 41).
- D`Angelo Harrison is ranked 5th in the Big East in points and 5th in the Big East in three-pointers.
- Since 1998, St. John's has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Providence (eight vs. two).
- Diaper Dandies love St. John's. St. John's has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Providence (13 vs. 4).
- St. John's embarrassed Providence by 24 points the last time they played (Dec 27, 2011).
|C+||Phil Greene IV||32||9||3||3||1||0||1|