NBE Big East Stock Report

dave@friarblog —  January 13th, 2009 4:48 PM
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9. Providence 11-5, 3-1 Stock: Rising

Last game: L 82-75 at Georgetown
Next game: Jan. 17 vs. Marquette

Strong point: Providence is getting key role performances from unsung heroes in this young Big East season. Center Randall Hanke is second in the league in field goal shooting, averaging 67%, while guard Marshon Brooks came off the bench to score a team-high 18 points vs. Georgetown Saturday.

Area of Improvement: Continuing to struggle on the boards, Providence is now -9 in rebounding margin per game. They were out-rebounded by Georgetown 38-27, and have only secured more boards than an opposing team once in conference play, 37-36 over DePaul

Overall Analysis: The Friars will just not be at the next level until team leaders Geoff McDermott and Sharaud Curry step up to their caliber of a year ago. They combined for 3 of 17 and just 11 points against Georgetown.

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