Robert Morris vs. Providence: Full Game Preview

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Robert Morris  vs. Providence: Full Game Preview
Robert Morris
(24-10, 10-6 away)
Providence
(18-14, 13-4 home)
Venue: Dunkin' Donuts Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, March 25, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Robert Morris K Anderson 12.3 L Jones 6.0 V Jones 5.2
Providence B Cotton 19.6 L Henton 8.4 V Council 6.9

No. 8-seeded Robert Morris meets No. 4-seeded Providence in the second round of the NIT at Dunkin' Donuts Center on Monday. It starts at 7 p.m. ET and you can see it on ESPN News. The Colonials have not played the Friars since the 1992-93 season, when they fell 78-49.

The 14 points and five rebounds by Russell Johnson helped the Colonials to a 59-57 victory over Kentucky on Mar. 19. In addition to a team-leading 1.9 steals per game, he chips in 10.8 points per game. For the Friars, Kris Dunn finished with 14 points and nine rebounds in the 75-66 win over Charlotte on Mar. 20. He contributes 4.8 rebounds per game in addition to his 5.7 points per game.

Providence StatSmack

  • The NEC has 2 teams - Long Island (79.5) and Bryant (74.1) - that score more per game than the Big East leader, Louisville (73.5).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Robert Morris currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (960 to 925) than Providence, per the NCAA.
  • The Robert Morris steals leader (Russell Johnson, 53 steals) has more steals than the Providence steals leader (LaDontae Henton, 33 steals).
  • Robert Morris has a better record in close games than Providence this season (7-3 vs. 7-7).
  • Robert Morris has a better conference record than Providence this season (14-4 vs. 9-9).
  • Robert Morris has a better record on the road than Providence this season (10-6 vs. 4-7).
  • Robert Morris has a much better overall winning percentage over the last five years (66.7 percent to 49.1 percent).
  • The top-ranking players between the two conferences for points, field goals made, free throws made, three-pointers, and assists are in the NEC.
  • Robert Morris has a better record at home than Providence this season (12-2 vs. 12-4).
  • Robert Morris is a better three-point shooting team (38.0 percent vs. 31.4 percent) than Providence this season.
RMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Lucky Jones 28 12 6 2 1 0 2
C+ Russell Johnson 27 11 6 2 2 1 2
C Velton Jones 25 11 2 5 2 0 2
C Karvel Anderson 25 13 3 1 1 0 1
C Coron Williams 25 9 2 1 1 0 1
C Mike McFadden 25 8 4 1 1 0 2
C- A. Myers-Pate 23 6 2 3 1 0 2
D David Appolon 14 3 2 1 1 0 1
D Stephan Hawkins 12 3 2 0 0 1 1
D Vaughn Morgan 14 2 2 0 1 1 1
D Keith Armstrong 9 1 2 0 0 0 0
D Shane Sweigart 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
D Treadwell Lewis 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
PC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Bryce Cotton 38 20 4 3 1 0 2
B+ Vincent Council 33 10 3 7 1 0 3
B Kadeem Batts 32 15 7 1 1 1 2
B LaDontae Henton 35 13 8 1 1 1 2
B- Kris Dunn 27 5 4 3 1 0 2
C Josh Fortune 25 6 3 2 1 0 1
C Sidiki Johnson 15 4 5 0 1 1 1
D+ Brice Kofane 13 1 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Lee Goldsbrough 12 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Ted Bancroft 9 1 2 0 1 0 1
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