Pregame: Providence College vs. Yale University

Posted: December 21, 2009 in Pregame
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Opponent: Yale University Bulldogs / Est. 1701 / New Haven, CT / Enrollment: 12,500 / Ivy League

All-time Series: Friars-8, Bulldogs-7

Location: The Dunkin’ Donuts Center (Providence, RI)

Date: Monday December, 21

Time: 7:00pm

Coverage: WEEI 103.7 FM Providence

Preview: The Friars will return from Finals to take on the Yale University Bulldogs (4-6) in their final OOC game of the season.  The Bulldogs, predicted to finish sixth in some polls, are currentlyfifth in the Ivy League.  Yale is led by returning senior guard, Alex Zampier.  Zampier is averaging 18.3 points.  He is supported by fowards Jordan Gibons and Michael Sands who are both averaging double digit scoring figures.  Providence leads Yale in almost every statistic except for Free Throw Percentage and Steals per Game.

PFB Perspective: First, we need to apologize for our recent abcence.  With it being finals week and traveling home it was hard to get up post.  There were some good things that happened last week so we will try to catch ourselves up during this week.

Finally another game.  Sitting on that terrible Iona loss was difficult all week, so it will be good to get back out there and hopefully get a win.  The team has had a week to rest up and prepare, but have also been preoccupied with finals and haven’t been able to practice fully as a team as much because of the finals.  Therefore we aren’t sure what to expect, but than again the case was probably the same for Yale so maybe it will have no effect.  Hopefully we put the Iona game behind us and close out the OOC portion of the schedule on a high note.

This game is the same as all games.  We need a consistant effort for 40 minutes from everybody on the team.  The bulldogs aren’t the greatest rebounders so PC who is one of the best rebounding teams in the country should dominate on the boards.  We would like to see PC come out and penetrate.  Yale doesn’t have great size (they do have one player at 6’11”) so it shouldn’t be too had for a player like Marshon to drive and take it to the rack, and for Greedy to clean up around the rim.  And if they can’t take it to the rim pass it out for the open three.

On paper PC is better than Yale in almost everyway, but after losing to Yale no game should be taken lightly.  We all know that we are going to take some lumps when the BIG EAST schedule starts so hopefully we can get a win tonight and wrap up the OOC with an 8-4 record (the same record we reached last year).  We won’t be able to see the game as we are back home, but we will be following it closely and will look to put up the postgame tonight or tomorrow morning.

Links:

Friars.com

Men’s Basketball Game Notes vs. Yale

ProJo.com

Davis hopes Friars have learned their lesson in Iona loss

Capsule Preview: Yale vs. PC

Friarblog

What To / Where To: Game #12 Yale

Yalebulldogs.com

Trip to Providence Follows Finals Break

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