Friday, February 20, 2009

Providence Preview

Must-win if we want to make the Tournament. Pomeroy favors us by the slimmest of margins.

Pomeroy Ranking- 72nd
Record- 16-10 (8-6)
Quality Wins- Syracuse
Bad Losses- Northeastern
Spread- None Yet

Key Players-
#13 Weyinmi Efejuku- 6'5", 210 lbs.- 13.7 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 35.3% 3PA
#4 Sharaud Curry- 5'10", 170 lbs.- 11.1 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 38.2% 3PA
#11 Geoff McDermott- 6'8", 235 lbs.- 8.0 PPG, 8.8 RPG

Scouting Report-
Almost as bad as the Irish on D, with only the 45th best offense to back it up.
Grab a solid amount of offensive rebounds, but also give them up on 35% of possessions (268th in the country)
Very poor three point shooting team (250th) compared to a solid game inside the arc (35th)

3 comments: said...

Must win for us as well! I think we are looking at both teams getting 100+ :)

Anonymous said...

is this a bubble burst game for both teams?

BlackandGreen said...

Providence has the better record and just needs one win (the most likely candidate coming at the RAC) to get to 9-9. They haven't beaten any of the top teams in the league, but have taken care of business. I think they'd be in at 9-9, but beaten us and Rutgers solidifes that.