Tale of the tape
Tale Of The Tape: Rutgers At #7 Georgetown
|Rutgers has had a chance to win in the final few minutes of each of the last three games, but has lost all three. It’s been that kind of season for Mike Rice’s team, which will almost certainly be playing on the first day of the Big East Tournament.||Coaching||Georgetown is under the radar no more. While there are concerns about the Hoyas’ recent NCAA Tournament performances, consecutive road wins over Syracuse and UConn have moved them into sole possession of first place in the Big East.|
|Rutgers has now played two games without Eli Carter and their offense has continued at about the same pace it had before his injury. The Scarlet Knights are still guard-oriented and still turn it over too often.||Offense||It’s been the Otto Porter show lately, as the sophomore makes his case for conference Player of the Year. He followed up his insane performance against Syracuse (he scored 58 percent of his team’s points) by scoring the game-winning basket in the second overtime against UConn on Wednesday.|
|Both of Rutgers’ opponents last week shot at least 41 percent and hit eight three-pointers. This defense has struggled all season to keep teams off the glass and off the free throw line.||Defense||The Hoyas hold opponents to a very low shooting percentage (they rank fourth among major conference teams in opponents’ field goal percentage). Not bad considering Greg Whittington, one of their best defenders, has been out since early January.|
|Rice has stuck with the same starting five in the two games since Carter’s injury, with Dane Miller and Kadeem Jack coming off the bench. They were the two leading scorers for Rutgers against Providence.||Bench Depth||Georgetown hardly has any depth, thought D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera has proven to be a capable scorer off the bench.|
The winner is
More Tales of the tape
NCAA Championship Game: #1 Louisville Vs. #4 Michigan
Rick Pitino has been here before, after making his 7th Final Four appearance, he’s now in his third go-round in the title game. He’s got plenty of experience on the big stage and he has the Cardinals playing high level basketball at the right time.
NCAA Tournament Championship Weekend: #4 Michigan Vs. #4 Syracuse
No. 4 Michigan and No. 4 Syracuse square off in Atlanta this weekend with the winner getting a shot to play for the National Title.
NCAA Tournament Championship Weekend: #1 Louisville Vs. #9 Wichita State
Rick Pitino and No. 1 Louisville take on No. 9 Wichita State in Atlanta this weekend for a shot to play in the National Title game on Monday.
- 1Unnamed Jets Player: 80-90 Percent Of Team Wants Mark Sanchez Benched
- 2Chuck Norris Believes Tim Tebow Could Be A ‘Legend’ In NFL
- 3Mark Sanchez ‘Shaking The Rust Off’ At Practice; Rex...
- 4Jets QBs Mark Sanchez, Geno Smith Not Sharp At OTAs
- 5Palladino: Ending The Jets’ QB Saga Early Is A Good Plan
- 6Reports: Mike Goodson To Practice With Jets On Tuesday
- 7Namath Criticizes Geno Smith Pick, Promises ‘You’ll See A...
- Baseball Shots Of The Week –... New York Mets Photos Of The... New York Knicks Photos Of The... New York Yankees Photos Of...
- 138th Preakness Stakes Baseball Shots Of The Week –... New York Yankees Photos Of... New York Mets Photos Of The...
- New York Knicks Photos Of The... New York Islanders Photos Of... New York Rangers Photos Of... Boomer & Carton Photos:...
- Baseball Shots Of The Week –... New York Islanders Photos Of... New York Rangers Photos Of... New York Knicks Photos Of The...