Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Providence Preview

A pair of really great contests in the Big East today. Both Marquette and Seton Hall looked much better than anyone expected as they took West Virginia and Syracuse down to the wire. Providence awaits the Irish tomorrow, one of the few teams that statistically ranks lower than ND in this conference.

Pomeroy Ranking- 92nd
Record- 8-4
"Best" Win- George Washington (ranked 96th)
Worst Loss- Iona (ranked 130th)
Pomeroy Prediction- ND 94-86

Key Players-
#21 Jamine Peterson- 6'6", 230 lbs.- 17.8 PPG, 10.9 RPG, 31.1% 3PA
#2 Marshon Brooks- 6'5", 190 lbs.- 15.4 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 43.8% 3PA
#4 Sharaud Curry- 5'10", 170 lbs.- 13.0 PPG, 4.2 APG, 23.9% 3PA

Scouting Report-

Attack the offensive glass as well as anyone (2nd in the country).
Reliable with the basketball (19th fewest turnovers)
Don't force a lot of turnovers on defense.

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