Friars Vs. Scarlet Knights; Who Wins? Providence At Rutgers
|Providence’s four-game win streak came to an end Wednesday at Syracuse, but this is clearly a team on the upswing—one that could be very dangerous in the Big East Tournament.||Coaching||Mike Rice may be on the hot seat. He has kept his temper in check lately, but Rutgers has lost eight of its last nine games.|
|Overall, this offense has been average, but the Friars have been playing better on this end lately. Kadeem Batts has been a pleasant surprise.||Offense||Rutgers plays its first game without leading scorer Eli Carter on Monday; Carter is out for the season with a broken leg. That likely means more shots for guard Myles Mack, who scored 24 on just 11 attempts on Monday.|
|Much like Ed Cooley’s Fairfield teams, this Providence squad has embraced defense. They are forcing turnovers at an impressive rate and defending the three-point line.||Defense||Rutgers ranks near the bottom of the Big East in many defensive categories. They are 12th out of 15 in efficiency and struggle on the interior.|
|Cooley trimmed the bench against Syracuse and rightfully so—in 28 minutes the four reserves had more turnovers (five) than points (four).||Bench Depth||Even without Carter, Rutgers has eight players averaging double-digit minutes. Junior Mike Poole stepped in to replace Carter in Rutgers’ three-guard starting lineup.|
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