Tigers (3-6) at St. Peter’s Peacocks (3-6)
p.m. Wednesday, Yanitelli Center, Jersey City
Spencer Weisz (6-4, Soph., 14.9 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 3.2 APG), F Hans Brase (6-8, Jr.,
12.4 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 3.7 APG), F Pete Miller (6-10, Soph., 6.8 PPG, 3 RPG, 1.4
APG), G Amir Bell (6-3, Fr., 8.3 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 2.4 APG), F Steven Cook (6-5,
Soph., 11 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 2 APG)
St. Peters: C
Quadir Welton (6-8, Soph., 7.3 PPG, 5.6 RPG), F Marvin Dominique (6-7, Sr.,
15.9 PPG, 9.2 RPG), F Tyler Gaskins (6-4, Sr., 7.7 PPG, 1.8 RPG, 2.2 APG), G
Jamel Fields (6-2, Sr., 3 PPG, 1.3 RPG, 2.4 APG), G Trevis Wyche (6-1, Soph.,
7.1 PPG, 2 RPG, 4 APG)
The Peacocks could get a significant boost Wednesday with the possible return
of senior guard Desi Washington, who injured his hand in their season-opening
loss to Brown. Last season, Washington was second on the team in scoring at
13.5 points per game.
“There's a good chance he might
practice (Monday) and be in the lineup on Wednesday,”
said St. Peter’s coach John Dunne on Monday. “That's not a guarantee, but it's
possible. He's been doing some shooting and ball handling.”
Inside the numbers:
According to Ken Pomeroy’s statistical analysis, the Peacocks will be a slight
favorite against the Tigers with a 64 percent change to win the game. Though
St. Peter’s has struggled to score the ball, managing just 59.6 points per
contest (316th in Division I) it has been much better on the
defensive end, allowing 58.7 (43rd in DI).
Thanks, but no
thanks: Coach Mitch Henderson had an amusing anecdote after Saturday’s win
against Stony Brook, involving the Tigers’ 64-57 loss to Drexel back in 2012.
Both teams had high expectations that year but had struggled early, with
Princeton 3-4 and Drexel 2-6 coming into the game. According to Henderson,
Dragons coach Bruiser Flint came up to him after the game and thanked him for
the much-needed win.
“I just wanted to, like, push him,” Henderson deadpanned,
concluding the story by saying the win over the Seawolves made him appreciate
where Flint was coming from.