PC Beats St. John’s: Instant Reaction

dave@friarblog —  January 4th, 2010 12:44 AM
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Why the Friars won: St. John’s turned it over 23 times (thanks to 16 Providence steals), and couldn’t hit shots during the last 5 minutes.  Even though the Friars struggled shooting most of the game, they stayed close with their defense and made plays (and lots of foul shots) down the stretch.

Turning point: With the game tied at 54 with 6 minutes left, the Friars turned it on offensively and St. John’s couldn’t buy a bucket.  Three minutes later the Friars had a ten point lead, and they didn’t look back.

Player of the Game: Sharaud Curry – he carried the team offensively in the first half (15 of PC’s 32 points) and finished the game strong with a lot of great driving plays to the hoop.

Goat of the Game: Malik Stith – filling in for injured starting point guard Malik Boothe, Stith had 5 of St. John’s 23 turnovers and went 0-4 from the foul line.

Stat of the Game: Bilal Dixon had 5 blocks, 4 of them in the 2nd half

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