DePaul vs. Syracuse: Full Game Preview

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DePaul vs. Syracuse: Full Game Preview
DePaul
(11-18, 4-7 away)
(17) Syracuse
(22-7, 16-2 home)
Venue: Carrier Dome
6:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT, March 06, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
DePaul B Young 16.8 C Melvin 7.1 B Young 4.6
Syracuse C Fair 14.5 C Fair 7.3 M Carter-Williams 7.9

No. 17 Syracuse welcomes DePaul to Carrier Dome on Wednesday. The game gets underway at 6 p.m. EST and it can be seen on SNY, TWC, Big East, MASN. The Orange are 4-0 against the Blue Demons over the last four years. The last time they played they won 87-68 on Jan. 1, 2012.

Syracuse is in sixth place in the conference, DePaul is in 14th place.

The Orange fell 58-53 to Louisville on Mar. 2. C.J. Fair finished with 19 points and six rebounds in the loss. He contributes a team-high 14.5 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game. For the Blue Demons, Charles McKinney finished with 13 points and seven rebounds in the 83-73 loss to South Florida on Mar. 3. He contributes 2.6 rebounds per game in addition to his 5.6 points per game.

DePaul StatSmack

  • The Syracuse steals leader (Michael Carter-Williams, 83 steals) has more steals than the DePaul steals leader (Brandon Young, 45 steals).
  • Syracuse has a better record at home than DePaul this season (16-2 vs. 7-9).
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Syracuse is superior to DePaul (Latest AP Poll: No. 17 vs. Not Ranked).
  • Even computers respect Syracuse more. Syracuse has a better RPI this season than DePaul (RPI: No. 16 vs. No. 195).
  • Syracuse has a much better NCSA Athletic Ranking than DePaul (No. 57 vs. No. 167).
  • Syracuse has a better record on the road than DePaul this season (5-4 vs. 4-7).
  • Syracuse has a better scoring defense (59.7 allowed per game vs. 75.0 allowed per game) than DePaul this season.
  • Syracuse has more wins over the last 5 years than DePaul (162 vs. 58).
  • Syracuse has a significantly better overall winning percentage over the last five years (81.0 percent to 30.3 percent).
  • Over the past 10 years, Syracuse has had more players drafted by the NBA than DePaul (10 vs. two).
  • The Syracuse rebounding leader (C.J. Fair, 211 rebounds) has more rebounds than the DePaul rebounding leader (Cleveland Melvin, 205 rebounds).
DEP Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Brandon Young 31 17 3 5 2 0 3
B C. Melvin 31 17 7 1 1 1 2
C Jamee Crockett 23 9 4 1 1 0 1
C Worrel Clahar 25 7 4 3 1 0 2
C Donnavan Kirk 26 7 4 0 0 2 1
C- C. McKinney 20 6 3 2 1 0 2
D+ Moses Morgan 20 6 2 1 1 0 1
D D. Robertson Jr. 13 2 3 0 0 1 1
D D. McDonald 12 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Peter Ryckbosch 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Edwind McGhee 6 1 1 1 0 0 0
D- Montray Clemons 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
D- Jodan Price 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
D- Stuart Pirri 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
SU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A M. Carter-Williams 0 12 5 8 3 1 3
A- C.J. Fair 34 15 7 1 1 1 2
B+ Brandon Triche 33 14 4 4 1 0 3
B+ J. Southerland 27 14 5 1 1 1 1
C+ R. Christmas 22 6 5 0 0 2 1
C Jerami Grant 16 5 3 1 0 0 1
C Baye Keita 15 3 4 0 1 1 1
C DaJuan Coleman 13 5 4 0 1 0 1
C Trevor Cooney 12 4 1 1 1 0 0
D+ Noel Jones 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
D+ M. Lyde-Cajuste 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D G. Hoffmann 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Nolan Hart 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D Albert Nassar 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
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