Mount St. Mary's vs. Bryant University: Full Game Preview

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Mount St. Mary's vs. Bryant University: Full Game Preview
Mount St. Mary's
(16-13, 6-11 away)
Bryant University
(19-10, 11-3 home)
Venue: Chace Athletic Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, March 06, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Mount St. Mary's R Whack 13.4 S Prescott 4.1 J Castellanos 3.4
Bryant University D Starks 17.7 A Francis 8.7 F Dobbs 5.1

Bryant battles Mount St. Mary's in the quarterfinals of the NEC Tournament at Chace Athletic Center on Wednesday. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. EST. The Bulldogs lost to the Mountaineers 84-70 on Feb. 14 and are 2-5 against them over the last four years.

In an 85-60 dismantling of St. Francis (PA) on Mar. 2, Alex Francis put up 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Bulldogs. He is averaging 17.1 points per game and leads the team in rebounds with 8.7 per game. For the Mountaineers, Shivaughn Wiggins finished with 28 points in the 103-82 blowout of Fairleigh Dickinson on Mar. 2. He contributes 2.2 assists per game in addition to his 9.6 points per game.

Mount St. Mary's StatSmack

  • Bryant has a better record on the road than Mount St. Mary's this season (8-7 vs. 6-11).
  • Dyami Starks is ranked 4th in the NEC in points and 13th nationally in three-pointers.
  • Even computers respect Bryant more. Bryant has a better RPI this season than Mount St. Mary's (RPI: No. 150 vs. No. 154).
  • Bryant is a better shooting team (48.1 percent vs. 43.2 percent) than Mount St. Mary's this season.
  • Bryant is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Bryant is 76.4 inches compared to 75.2 inches for Mount St. Mary's.
  • Alex Francis is ranked 5th in the NEC in points and 2nd in the NEC in rebounds.
  • Bryant is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Bryant is 197 lbs compared to 186 lbs for Mount St. Mary's.
  • Bryant does a better job contesting shots (45.0 percent allowed vs. 51.6 percent allowed) than Mount St. Mary's this season.
  • Bryant is better at defending the three (35.2 percent allowed vs. 39.2 percent allowed) than Mount St. Mary's this season.
  • Bryant attacks the glass, with more rebounds (34.1 per game vs. 28.8 per game) than Mount St. Mary's this season.
  • It's only wins and losses, but Bryant has a better overall record than Mount St. Mary's this season (19-10 vs. 16-13).
MOUNT Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Rashad Whack 30 13 4 2 2 0 2
C Julian Norfleet 32 11 3 3 1 0 2
C Sam Prescott 25 11 4 1 1 0 1
C S. Wiggins 25 10 2 2 1 0 1
D+ J. Castellanos 22 4 1 3 1 0 2
D+ K. Krajina 16 6 3 0 1 0 1
D+ Kelvin Parker 15 6 2 1 1 0 1
D Raven Barber 16 5 3 0 0 0 1
D Xavier Owens 15 4 2 0 1 0 1
D Taylor Danaher 13 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Gregory Graves 8 1 2 0 0 0 0
D- Oliver Brown 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
BRY Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Alex Francis 0 17 9 2 1 0 3
B- Frankie Dobbs 0 14 3 5 1 0 3
C+ Dyami Starks 33 18 3 2 1 0 2
C+ Corey Maynard 33 10 5 4 1 0 2
C Joe O`Shea 25 9 4 1 1 0 1
C- V. Kondratyev 18 5 4 0 0 0 1
D S. McLaughlin 12 1 1 1 1 0 1
D Andrew Scocca 6 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Claybrin McMath 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Tim McKinney 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Erick Smith 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Curtis Oakley 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- D. Calandrillo 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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