St John's vs. Providence: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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St John's vs. Providence: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
St John's 59
(16-12, 4-7 away)
Providence 62
(16-12, 12-5 home)
Venue: Dunkin' Donuts Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, March 02, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
St John's 27 32 59
Providence 26 36 62
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
St John's J Sampson 22 S Pointer 10 S Pointer 4
Providence B Cotton 24 K Dunn 12 V Council 5

Providence narrowly beat St. John's 62-59 in conference action on Saturday, Mar. 2. Bryce Cotton was exceptional for the Friars and got a game-high 24 points, shooting 5 of 14 from three-point range. Kris Dunn had five points and added 12 rebounds. Sir`Dominic Pointer recorded a double-double for the Red Storm with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Providence (16-12, 8-8 Big East) takes on Seton Hall (14-15, 3-13 Big East) on Tuesday, Mar. 5 at home.

Providence Game Notes

  • The last time PC started the season 16-12 was 1998.
  • The Friars have won seven close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, Providence is 24-30 in close games.
  • The Friars have won 77 percent of the time this season (10-3) after recording 15 or more assists.
  • PC has won every game this season (9-0) after holding an opponent to under 36.8 percent field goal percentage.
  • PC has won 91 percent of the time this season (10-1) when opponents record 59 or fewer total points.
  • This season Providence has won 100 percent of the time (5-0) when Bryce Cotton has six rebounds or more and 80 percent of the time (4-1) when Kris Dunn has five assists or more.
  • Providence has recorded fewer blocks than their opponents for the past four games.
  • This is the third win of the season where the Friars came back after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 15th game at home this season--PC has a 8.9 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Bryce Cotton accounted for 38.7 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Kris Dunn and Kadeem Batts) accounted for 44.6 percent of the rebounds.
  • Bryce Cotton has led the team in scoring in 16 out of 28 games this season.
  • This marks the 25th 20-point game of Bryce Cotton's career.
  • Bryce Cotton has 16 straight double-digit point games.
  • Kadeem Batts has six straight double-digit point games.
  • Vincent Council has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Kris Dunn recorded the first double-digit rebound game of his career.

St. John's Game Notes

  • The Red Storm have lost four times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, St. John's is 29-17 in close games.
  • JaKarr Sampson accounted for 37.2 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Sir`Dominic Pointer and Chris Obekpa) accounted for 47.3 percent of the rebounds.
  • JaKarr Sampson has led the team in scoring 12 times in 28 games this season.
  • Sir`Dominic Pointer has led the team in rebounding eight times in 28 games this season.
  • This marks the seventh 20-point game of JaKarr Sampson's career.
  • JaKarr Sampson has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Sir`Dominic Pointer recorded the fourth double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Sir`Dominic Pointer recorded a double-double. It was the fourth of his career.
SJU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AS. Pointer2913104001
AJaKarr Sampson342260022
B+Chris Obekpa29683122
B-Phil Greene IV371021100
CFelix Balamou22421010
C-Jamal Branch30223101
C-Amir Garrett15230102
PC PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Bryce Cotton392462000
AKris Dunn275125113
B+Kadeem Batts381590014
B-LaDontae Henton29870001
B-Vincent Council321015104
CBrice Kofane8040000
D+Josh Fortune22023001
-Lee Goldsbrough5000000

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