Just because talking about a 43 point victory will never get old. Anyway, if you happen to be new to the blog this year, after the games I usually try to do a complete roundup around the web along with a closer look at some advanced stats.
LETS TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT ‘THE FOUR FACTORS’
- As expected in a blowout, Providence completely dominated in all four factors. Nothing was even remotely close
- If we were going to pick one to focus on, Providence’s dominance on the boards was one of the biggest keys of the game. PC pulled down TWENTY offensive rebounds to Bryant’s 7. Bilal Dixon had 7 offensive boards himself! An amazing performance for his first career game.
- In addition to great defense, the Friars also took great care of the ball, only committing 9 turnovers for the game. Intrestingly enough, Sharaud Curry (2) and Marshon Brooks (3) accounted for 5 of the 9 turnovers. So much for the inexperience being a factor in this game.
OTHER STAT NOTES
Let’s judge some performances by dishing out some pasta (from 1-4, 4 being awesome). My homage to the Star-Ledger.
Bilal Dixon – Double-double in first game as a Friar. He should get a double-double serving of pasta!
Greedy Peterson – I hereby anoint Greedy as successor to Geoff McDermott’s title of resident “Stat Stuffer” for the team. 18 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 blocks.
Brian McKenzie – It’s great to see BMac hitting 3’s again. Let’s put last year behind us!
Kyle Wright – The sharpshooter had a quiet debut for the Friars in 21 minutes played. 0-3 from downtown.
Claybrin McMath – It’s hard to single out anyone on Bryant, but this dude went 0-5 from behind the arc. I guess it doesn’t really matter, since if he sank all of those PC would have still won by 28.
YOUR OBLIGATORY MARVIN BARNES QUOTE FOR THE GAME
BOX SCORES FOR THE STATS NERDS!
AROUND THE INTERWEBS
The Providence College men’s basketball team (1-0) opened the 2009-10 season with a 96-53 victory over Bryant University (0-1) on Friday, November 13 in the first day of the World Vision Invitational at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. Freshman forward/center Bilal Dixon (Jersey City, N.J.) posted a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds to pace the Friars.
A 12-point outing from junior Barry Latham (Tauton, Mass.) and nine-point performances from a pair of freshmen highlighted the Bryant University basketball team’s 2009-10 season opener, but in the end the Bulldogs would be outmatched by a tough Providence College side, dropping a 96-53 decision at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in the opening game of the World Vision Invitational.
The game unfolded as if out of PC coach Keno Davis’ dreams. Just beginning his second season as the Friars’ coach, Davis is hoping an injection of athleticism, energy and youth from eight new players can spark a team that feels it can fare much better than most experts’ predictions.
The Friars (1-0) played well on both sides of the ball, unveiling a new press-style defense and forcing 21 Bulldog turnovers. The home team also dominating the board, outrebounding the Northeast Conference Bryant side 52-29.
Projo Hoops Blog: PC cruising at half, 50-18
Providence College has jumped all over Bryant and leads, 50-18, after one half of the World Vision Invitational. The Friars held Bryant to 32 percent shooting and forced 16 turnovers to completely dominate the contest.
Projo Hoops Blog: PC rolls over Bryant, 96-53
The Providence College Friars jumped on Bryant University in the opening minutes and never let up on its way to a dominating 96-53 victory in the World Vision Invitational. PC led 50-18 at the half and rolled up leads of as many as 47 points in the final minutes.
Friars Basketball Blog: Postgame: PC Takes Care of Bryant
The 2009-2010 season opened up for the Friars last night with a 96 to 53 blowout win over the Bryant University Bulldogs. The game was decided about midway through the first half when the Friars had already doubled the Bulldogs’ score. PC out-shot Bryant and out-rebounded then 52 to 29. Greedy Peterson led the way for the Friars with 18 points and three blocks, while Bilal Dixon also had a great performance with 16 points and 11 blocks. The rest of the team also came to play with everybody putting up points.
Boring-ass AP Writeup: Providence 96, Bryant 53
Jamine Peterson led five Friars in double figures with a career-high 18 points, and Providence cruised to a 96-53 win over Bryant on Friday night.
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