Today's Game: Princeton (1-3 / 0-0) vs. Lafayette (1-4 / 0-0)
Location: Kirby Sports Center - Easton, PA
Time: 2:00 pm ET
Radio: 103.3 fm WPRB
TV: N/A (Though you never know with the Lafayette Sports Network)
Series History: Princeton leads 46-18.
Last meeting: Princeton 69 Lafayette 54 - 11/30/11.
|57.0||Points / Game||72.0|
|62.8||Points Allowed / Game||88.4|
|26.5||Rebounds / Game||29.6|
|10.0||Off. Rebounds / Game||9.2|
|15.3||Assists / Game||16.4|
|13.8||Turnovers / Game||18.2|
|3.0||Blocks / Game||3.2|
|Hummer: 14.3||Points||Trist: 23.0|
|Bray: 5.0||Rebounds||Giese: 4.4|
|Hummer: 5.8||Assists||Johnson: 5.4|
|Bray, Hummer: 1.8||Steals||Johnson, Ptasinski: 1.2|
|Hummer: 1.3||Blocks||Giese: 2.2|
|Connolly: .517||FG% (Min: 10 FGA)||Trist: .840|
|Koon: .900||FT% (Min: 10 FTA)||Hinrichs: .857|
|Barrett: .500||3PT FG% (Min: 5 3PTA)||Johnson: .800|
Mount St. Mary's vs. Georgetown - 12:00 pm ET - ESPN3
Richmond vs. Ohio - 2:00 pm ET - Nation Of Coaches Classic
Northwestern vs. Illinois State - 8:00 pm ET - South Padre Island Invt. - CBS College Sports
IPFW vs. Dartmouth - 2:00 pm ET
St. Francis (NY.) vs. Brown - 2:00 pm ET
Army vs. Yale - 2:00 pm ET
Cornell vs. Longwood - 5:30 pm ET - Las Vegas Invitational
Columbia vs. San Francisco - 10:00 pm ET - San Francisco Hilltop Classic
The Full-Court Press offers the lone preview of today's game I could find.
A Know! Your! Foe! about Lafayette was scheduled to run last night but the person who agreed to answer my questions went MIA after receiving these queries. Instead I offer three things to look at as the game unfolds:
1. Leopards sophomore center Dan Trist was averaging 23.0 ppg before getting injured prior to Lafayette's game at Kentucky eight days ago. What is his status?
2. Are Lafayette's poor defensive numbers this season (332nd overall, 334th in EFG%, 337th in 2PT%) due more to the quality of the opponents they've faced (all in the Top 200 including the aforementioned Wildcats and Maryland) or a result of the Leopards' personnel?
3. Princeton is 343rd in the NCAA guarding the perimeter. Opponents are making 49.0% of their threes versus the Tigers. Lafayette is converting 40.9% of their outside attempts and jacking on average 25.4 times from deep. Is this where the game will be won or lost?
Fairfield (3-3) fell 66-47 at Providence.
Holding TCU to just 31 points, Northwestern (5-0) advanced to the championship of the South Padre Island Invitational. The Wildcats will play fellow unbeaten Illinois State.