St John's vs. Providence: Full Game Preview

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St John's vs. Providence: Full Game Preview
St John's
(16-11, 4-6 away)
Providence
(15-12, 11-5 home)
Venue: Dunkin' Donuts Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, March 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
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.

Providence StatSmack

  • 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).
SJU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ JaKarr Sampson 31 15 7 1 1 1 2
B+ D. Harrison 35 18 4 2 1 0 2
C+ Chris Obekpa 25 4 6 1 1 4 1
C+ Phil Greene IV 32 9 3 3 1 0 1
C+ S. Pointer 26 6 5 3 1 1 2
C Jamal Branch 23 8 2 2 1 0 2
C Amir Garrett 21 6 4 1 0 0 1
D+ M. Bourgault 10 3 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Felix Balamou 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Christian Jones 9 3 1 0 0 0 0
D David Lipscomb 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Khadim Ndiaye 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Sam Sealy 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Jamal White 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
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