Northern Kentucky vs. San Francisco: Full Game Preview

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Northern Kentucky vs. San Francisco: Full Game Preview
Northern Kentucky
(11-15, 6-9 away)
San Francisco
(14-16, 7-10 home)
Venue: War Memorial Gymnasium
10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT, March 14, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Northern Kentucky E Jones 15.8 J Billups 5.7 E Faulkner 3.3
San Francisco C Dickerson 15.1 C Dickerson 9.7 C Doolin 5.6

San Francisco plays host to Northern Kentucky at War Memorial Gymnasium on Thursday. The game starts at 10 p.m. EST.

In their last outing, despite 23 points and 18 rebounds from Cole Dickerson, the Dons fell to Loyola Marymount 61-60 on Mar. 7. He paces the team in points per game with 15.1, and rebounds per game with 9.7. For the Norse, Chad Jackson finished with 19 points and eight rebounds in the 66-62 win over Jacksonville on Mar. 2. He is averaging 9.8 points per game and leads the team in steals with 1.4 per game.

San Francisco has an advantage in one key statistical area, scoring, where the Dons appear to have the edge over the Norse, 69.6 points per game to 58.2 points per game. Northern Kentucky ranks first in their conference in turnover percentage at 18.8, which also places them 107th in the country.

Northern Kentucky StatSmack

  • San Francisco has a better record on the road than Northern Kentucky this season (6-5 vs. 6-8).
  • San Francisco has more wins over the last 5 years than Northern Kentucky (86 vs. 11).
  • The San Francisco rebounding leader (Cole Dickerson, 290 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Northern Kentucky rebounding leader (Chad Jackson, 139 rebounds).
  • San Francisco is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on San Francisco is 77.5 inches compared to 74.9 inches for Northern Kentucky.
  • Cody Doolin is ranked 38th nationally in assists.
  • Even computers respect San Francisco more. San Francisco has a better RPI this season than Northern Kentucky (RPI: No. 160 vs. No. 267).
  • The San Francisco scoring leader (Cole Dickerson, 454 points) has more points than the Northern Kentucky scoring leader (Eshaunte Jones, 411 points).
  • San Francisco attacks the glass, with more rebounds (32.4 per game vs. 28.7 per game) than Northern Kentucky this season.
  • San Francisco is a better three-point shooting team (40.0 percent vs. 33.4 percent) than Northern Kentucky this season.
  • San Francisco has a stronger schedule than Northern Kentucky this season (SOS Rank: No. 97 vs. No. 321).
  • Diaper Dandies love San Francisco. San Francisco has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Northern Kentucky (1 vs. 0).
NoKY Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Eshaunte Jones 32 16 4 2 1 0 2
C Jalen Billups 20 10 6 0 0 2 2
C- Chad Jackson 30 10 5 2 1 0 3
C- Ernest Watson 27 6 5 1 1 1 1
D+ Ethan Faulkner 32 6 3 3 1 0 2
D Tyler White 20 6 2 1 0 0 1
D Nate Snodgrass 18 3 1 1 0 0 1
D Todd Johnson 13 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Jack Flournoy 11 4 1 0 0 0 1
D- Anthony Monaco 8 2 2 0 0 0 1
D- John Staley 10 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Justin Rossi 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
USF Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Cole Dickerson 33 15 9 1 1 0 2
B Cody Doolin 34 13 3 6 2 0 3
C De`End Parker 27 12 3 2 1 0 1
C Mark Tollefsen 19 7 3 1 0 1 1
C Tim Derksen 22 7 4 1 1 0 1
C- Avry Holmes 19 7 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Chris Adams 18 5 1 1 0 0 1
D Tao Xu 14 3 1 0 0 0 1
D M. Christiansen 12 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Frank Rogers 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
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