According to StatSheet, “This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 18:04 left to go”. That’s pretty much all you need to know about the game. Chin up Vermont, only SIX more straight road games to go and you will finally be back up north!
Anyways, lots to like from a lot of players
- Marshon Brooks and Jamine Peterson were incredibly efficient. Brooks had 24 points in only 22 minutes, while Greedy contributed with 20 points in only 16 minutes. It was the second game in a row both players had 20+. Marshon’s offensive rating was a ridiculous 212 (his season high).
- Freshman Vincent Council got his first career start, and had a solid all-around game with 7 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists. However, I’ve just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story: COUNCIL HAD TWO TURNOVERS, DOUBLING HIS SEASON TOTAL. The assist to TO ratio has been knocked down to 16-4. Oh noes!
- Freshman James Still tied for a team high of 7 rebounds
- Kyle Wright went 3-4 from downtown.
- John Rooke and Joe Hasset’s boy Duke Mondy had another solid game. The frosh is shooting a spectacular 7-16 (43.8%) from behind the arc!
- 11 Friars played at least 15 minutes. Experience!
LETS TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT ‘THE FOUR FACTORS’
- The pace of the game was a clear factor in the Friars dominance. It was the most possessions PC saw in a game thus far in the season, mostly as a result of forcing turnovers and scoring pretty damn well as they pleased. Vermont had a staggering 23 turnovers (from NINETEEN Providence steals – 22% of Vermont’s possessions led to PC steals!) that lead to 33 points for the Friars.
- When Vermont wasn’t throwing the ball directly to a Providence player, those not named Marqus Blakely were clanking shots off the iron left and right. The team shot with a poor eFG% of 38.3%. The Friars on the other hand, were scorching from everywhere on the court (Greedy 3-3 from downtown?!?!). An insane 15-27 (55.6%) from behind the arc led to a great 57.1 eFG% — their best of the season.
- PC crushed it on the glass as well, as four Friars had at least 3 offensive rebounds — Brooks (3), Greedy (3), Bilal Dixon (4), and James Still (5). Blakely for Vermont also had to carry the rebounding duties, getting 10 total and 4 offensive.
- On a positive note for Vermont, they did get to the line well. It’s all about the small, moral victories.
OTHER STAT NOTES
- Even though PC scored their highest total of the season, they had a slightly better offensive rating in the Bryant game (129.7). The defense definitely played better on the court tonight, but Bryant also had the lowest rating of the season (71.6).
Let’s judge some performances by dishing out some pasta (from 1-4, 4 being awesome). My homage to the Star-Ledger.
The Marshon and Greedy Show – We need to seriously come up with a name for this tandem. They played only half the game and scored almost half the points. When it starts raining GREEDY THREES, you better hold on to your F’in hat!
Marqus Blakely – All Vermont really had. Lived up to his billing as a big time forward (although shaky from the line).
Kyle Wright – Now there’s that three point shot we heard so much about heading into the season. Good to see the JUCO starting to get things going.
Sharaud Curry – Didn’t the start the game, but had a solid 9 points and 5 assists. Still struggling to find his three point shot (0-2).
Joey Accaoui – Other than Blakely, no other Catamount really stood out — all of their bricks really blended into coming from one bad basketball player. I’m giving Accaoui one bowl simply for shooting 2-9 and having a cool name.
Johnnie Lacy – Saw a season high 18 minutes, but just couldn’t click offensively. He did have a nice running bank shot and the three point play with about 1:30 left in the game. Build on that Johnnie!
BOX SCORES FOR THE STATS NERDS!
AROUND THE INTERWEBS
It marked the first time since Jan. 28, 2009 in the 100-94 win over Syracuse that PC eclipsed the 100-point plateau. The Friars were bolstered by a hot shooting night in which the team connected on 13 of 21 3-point attempts (61.9 percent).
After hearing their coaches pump the Cats up for a few days, Brooks and his Providence Friar teammates ripped any upset dreams the visitors may have owned early on Tuesday night at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. PC led by 30 points by halftime and cruised its way to a 106-64 romp before 6,954 fans.
The Sun Chronicle: PC rains threes on Vermont
When the Friars let it fly and the ball swishes through the net, they can be a dangerous opponent for Big East Conference foes this season.
Providence College hit on 15 three-point field goals, six different Friars hitting at least one trifecta in a 106-64 clobbering of Vermont at The Dunk Tuesday.
Bennington Banner: Friars crush Catamounts
Applying full-court pressure whenever Vermont made a basket in the first half, Providence steadily built its lead with both Peterson and Brooks hitting double figures before halftime.
Three-point shooting also buoyed the Friars, who were 15 of 27 from beyond the arc. Peterson and Brooks, the Friars’ leading scorers this season, combined to go 7-for-8 on 3s.
Projo Hoops Blog: Friars flying high; up 30 at half
PC is playing some of its best man-to-man defense in years
Projo Hoops Blog: PC rolls by Vermont, 106-64
Despite the lofty offensive output, PC’s defense was the story of the game. Playing a stingy man-to-man and an aggressive, trapping press, the Friars may have put together their best defensive effort in Keno Davis’ short tenure as head coach.
Projo Hoops Blog: Curry bouncing back
Looking to jump-start Sharaud Curry’s season, Keno Davis chose to bring the fifth-year senior off the bench for the first time this year.
Providence Friars Basketball: Postgame: PC over Vermont
What we really loved wasn’t the 106 points but the defense the Friars played. Last year there was a lot of criticism that carried over into this year, but so far this team has been able to improve their defense. Last night PC forced over 20 turnovers and had an outstanding 19 steals. That is great stuff.
Boring-ass AP Writeup: Providence defeats Vermont, 106-64
Marshon Brooks had 24 points on 8-of-10 shooting and tied a career high with five steals as Providence rolled over Vermont 106-64 on Tuesday night.
Jamine Peterson added 20 points and five rebounds in 16 minutes for the Friars (4-1), who took control of the game with runs of 20-4 and 18-4 in the first half and led 56-26 at halftime.
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