Jan. 9, 1998

Friars Take on Pittsburgh

1997-98 PROVIDENCE RECORD
Nov. 8  D.C. Explorers  W           74 - 71
Nov. 12 Around The World Stars  W   72 - 58
Nov. 18 VERMONT W                   67 - 63
Nov. 25 BROWN   W                   67 - 33
Nov. 30 BOSTON COLL.    L           62 - 78
Dec. 2  vs. #11/#10 Utah    L       58 - 64
Dec. 9  at Rhode Island L           58 - 69
Dec. 20 at Canisius W               71 - 69
Dec. 23 LOY. MARYMOUNT  W           89 - 74
Dec. 27 at  #7/#7 Purdue    L       79 - 81
Dec. 29 CLEVELAND STATE W           72 - 60
Jan. 3  at Georgetown   L           56 - 58
Jan. 5  IONA COLLEGE    L           62 - 68
Jan. 7  SYRACUSE    L               59 - 77
Jan. 10 PITTSBURGH          7:30 pm
Jan. 13 at Syracuse         7:30 pm
Jan. 17 ST. JOHN'S          4:00 pm
Jan. 20 at Boston College   7:30 pm
Jan. 24 at West Virginia    Noon
Jan. 27 CONNECTICUT         7:30 pm
Jan. 31 SETON HALL          4:00 pm
Feb. 4  at Miami            7:30 pm
Feb. 8  at Rutgers          3:00 pm
Feb. 11 at Seton Hall       7:30 pm
Feb. 14 VILLANOVA           7:00 pm
Feb. 18 MIAMI               7:00 pm
Feb. 21 at Pittsburgh       Noon
Feb. 23 at Connecticut      7:30 pm
Feb. 28 NOTRE DAME          3:00 pm
Mar. 4-7 at BIG EAST Tournament
PROBABLE STARTERS
Pos.    No. Name                  Pts/Reb.  Ht. Wt.     Class   Hometown
    F   40  Justin FARLEY       6.1/2.1     6-6 205     Jr.     Indianapolis, Ind.
    F   42  Llewellyn COLE      9.1/5.2     6-7 215     So.     New York, N.Y.
    F   24  Erron MAXEY         7.0/3.6     6-6 195     Fr.     Lake Elsinore, Cal.
    G   33  Jamel THOMAS        17.8/7.6    6-6 215     Jr.     Brooklyn, N.Y.
    G    3  Kendrick MOORE      9.3/3.3     6-3 180     Jr.     Hartford, Conn.
        
OFF THE BENCH
    C   5   T.J. McKENZIE       1.8/1.7     6-10235     Fr.     Friendswood, Tex.
    G   10  Corey WRIGHT        2.6/2.3     5-8 160     Jr.     New York, N.Y.  
    G   12  John LINEHAN        5.1/1.3     5-9 165     Fr.     Chester, Pa.    
    G   13  Mark ADAMS          0.0/0.0     6-3 200     Sr.     Clifton, N.J.
    F   15  Peter FARRELL-      0.0/0.0     6-5 195     Fr.     Hanover, Mass.
                          MARCELLINO
    G   20  Dennis CLEARY       0.7/0.0     6-0 160     So.     West Orange, N.J.
    F   25  Ben PERKINS         10.4/5.1    6-7 200     Fr.     Vinton, La.
    F   50  Rick  CORDELLA      1.0/0.5     6-4 210     Jr..    Foxboro, Mass.

FRIARS VERSUS PANTHERS...Tonight's game is the 31st meeting between the two schools with Pittsburgh holding a 17-13 edge in the all-time series. In Providence, PC leads the series, 10-5, at Pittsburgh, the Panthers have a 12-2 advantage and on neutral courts, the Friars are 1-0. Last year, the two teams met just once, in Providence with the Friars winning, 84-70. The Friars have a three game winning streak in the series which goes back to January 28, 1996. The last time Pitt won in Providence was on February 1, 1992, and 85-81 decision. PC has won five in a row at the Civic Center. The two teams will meet in Pittsburgh on February 21st.

FRIAR UPDATE...The Friars have now lost three in a row after Wednesday's 77-59 loss to Syracuse. The Friars are 0-3 in their current four games in eight days schedule. After tonight's game, the Friars travel to Syracuse on Tuesday, January 9th for a 7:30 p.m. game on ESPN2.

THE LAST TIME...PC started the BIG EAST schedule with an 0-3 record was the 1995-96 season. The Friars went on to finish 9-9 in the league. This is the eighth time that the Friars have started the BIG EAST schedule with an 0-3 record.

TOPPING THE CHARTS...PC's Jamel Thomas needs just 12 points to become the 34th player in PC history to reach 1,000 points in his career. Thomas has 988 points in his first 75 career games at Providence for a 13.1 points per game average. The Brooklyn, New York native leads the Friars with 17.8 ppg and 7.6 rebounds.

PROVIDENCE...All-time record: 1087-672 (.618) - Best in New England...Home record: 645-203 (.762)...Civic Center record: 321-122 (.726).

PROVIDENCE IN BIG EAST...112-177 in regular season and 125-194 overall in 19 seasons ... Eighth all-time in wins and percentage.

TODAY IN THE BIG EAST PC ON THE AIR Villanova at Seton Hall Noon WPRO Radio - 630 AM with St. John's at Georgetown 2:00 pm John Rooke and Joe Hassett. Louisville at Syracuse 4:00 pm ABC6 with Mike Gorman and Miami at West Virginia 7:00 pm Ron Perry.

BIG EAST FAXBACK ...(201-947-3918) - Allows you to access PC's short notes (1721); PC's full game notes (1722); PC's statistics (1723) or Box scores (1724)\. Also the BIG EAST is on the Internet at www.bigeast.org

HEAD COACH PETE GILLEN

FOURTH YEAR AT PC: 5-7 (.417)/(0-3 in BIG EAST)

Overall at PC: 64-44 (.593)/26-31 in BIG EAST

XAVIER: 202-75 (.724)

13-YEAR CAREER: 266-119 (.691)

BIG EAST TOURNAMENT: 4-3

BIG EAST GAMES: 26-31

Vs. Pittsburgh: 5-2

NON-LEAGUE GAMES: 38-13 (Losses vs. Vlllanova - BE Tourney (1995, 1996, 1997); Virginia Tech - NIT; at Texas, ST. JOSEPH'S - NIT, Middle Tennessee State, Rhode Island (1997, 1998) Arizona - NCAA, Utah, Purdue, Iona)

NCAA TOURNAMENT: 10-8 (1985-91; 1992-93, 1997)

NIT: 4-3 (1993-94, 94-95, 95-96)

1997-98 (5-7/0-3)...Coached 100th game at PC versus Utah...Named Rhode Island Words Unlimited Coach of the Year for 1996-97 season...

1996-97 (24-12/10-8)...Elite Eight...Beat Marquette (81-59)...Defeated #8 Duke (98-87)...Knocked off Tennessee-Chattanooga (71-65)...Lost to eventual champion, #13 Arizona, 96-92 in overtime...Second in the BIG EAST 7...Upset #18 Texas (74-66)...Upset #8 Villanova (91-68)...Recorded 250th career win at St. John's, 72-59...Knocked off #25 Boston College (83-71)...

1995-96 (18-12/9-9)...Third in BIG EAST ...Upset #21 Boston College at Conte Forum (76-75)...Upset #8 Georgetown (84-77) ...Beat St. John's (80-72) in BIG EAST Tournament....1996 NIT versus Fairfield (91-79)...Lost to St. Joseph's (62-82)...

1994-95 (17-13/7-11)...Sixth in BIG EAST...First BIG EAST win 1/4/95 vs. Pittsburgh...Upset #4 Connecticut...Upset #11 Villanova...Upset #20 Syracuse in BIG EAST Quarterfinals

1993-94 (22-8/8-2) First in MCC...NIT Quarterfinalists...Midwestern Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year...Upset # 19 Cincinnati...Assistant Coach Dream Team II

1992-93 (24-6/12-2) First in MCC... Lost in second round of NCAA...Midwestern Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year... Head Coach North Team, U.S. Olympic Festival...Upset #17 New Orleans...

1991-92 (15-12/7-3) Second in MCC...

1990-91 (22-10/11-3) First in MCC...MCC Tournament Champions...Lost in second round of NCAA... Upset #11 Nebraska in NCAA Tournament.

1989-90 (28-5/12-2) First in MCC...Second in MCC Tournament...Lost in Sweet 16 of NCAA... Midwestern Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year...School's most wins ever...Upsets of #25 Loyola-Marymount and #8 Georgetown (NCAA Tournament)...

1988-89 (21-12/7-5) Third in MCC...MCC Tournament Champions...Lost in first round of NCAA... Upset #4 Louisville

1987-88 (26-4/9-1) First in MCC...MCC Tournament Champions...Lost in first round of NCAA... Midwestern Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year...School's best-ever winning percentage...

1986-87 (19-13/7-5) Third in MCC...MCC Tournament Champions...Lost in second round of NCAA...Beat #14 Missouri in NCAA Tournament.

1985-86 (25-5/10-2) First in MCC...MCC Tournament Champions...Lost in first round of NCAA... Midwestern Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year.

GILLEN COACHED UPSETS VERSUS TOP 25 TEAMS (1985-97)
    Year       Rank Team (Score)                        Year       Rank Team (Score) 
    1986-87     #14 Missouri (70-69 - NCAA Tournament)  1994-95     # 4 CONNECTICUT (72-70)
    1988-89     #4  Louisville (85-83)                  1994-95     #11 VILLANOVA (71-70)
    1989-90     #25 Loyola Marymount (115-113 OT)       1994-95     #20 SYRACUSE  (71-69 OT - BE Tourney)
    1989-90     #8  Georgetown (74-71 - NCAA Tournament)1995-96     #21 Boston College (76-75)
    1990-91     #11 Nebraska (89-84 - NCAA Tournament)  1995-96     # 8 GEORGETOWN (84-77)
    1992-93     #17 New Orleans (73-55)                 1996-97     #18 TEXAS (74-66)
    1992-93     #19 Cincinnati (82-76  OT)              1996-97     # 8     VILLANOVA (91-68)
    1996-97     #25 BOSTON COLLEGE (83-71)

FRIARS VS. RANKED TEAMS....The Friars finished the 1996-97 season with 3-3 (AP) and 4-3 (USA Today/CNN) records against nationally-ranked teams. PChas lost two games to Top 25 teams this season. After falling 64-58 ot then #11- Utah, PC lost on Saturday at #7-Purdue, 81-79. Syracuse comes into tonight's game ranked 18th by the Associated Press and 19th by USAToday/ESPN.

            Associated Press                          USA TODAY/ESPN
DATE     RANK   TEAM    W/L     SCORE    DATE      RANK TEAM    W/L     SCORE
12/2/97  #11    Utah     L      56-64   12/2/97     #10 Utah     L      56-64
12/23/97 #7     Purdue   L      79-81   12/23/97    #7  Purdue   L      79-81
1/07/98  #18    Syracuse L      59-77   1/07/98     #19 Syracuse L      59-77

MONTH BY MONTH (1997-98)...2-1 in November...3-3 in December...0-3 in January.

HOME COOKING...The Friars are 4-3 at home this season after going 12-3 at home last season. The Friars are 61-18 (.772) record over the last 79 games at the Providence Civic Center (dating back to January 25, 1993). Over the last five full seasons plus six games this year, PC is 68-21 (.764) at the Civic Center. PC is 36-5 (.878) in its last 41 non-conference games in Providence dating back to the start of the 1992-93 season. Two of the losses have come in the NIT (Virginia Tech -1995, St. Joseph's - 1996) and two losses have been to Rhode Island (1992, 1996). The loss to Iona broke a streak of seven straight wins against non-conference teams.

CIVIC CENTER RECORD...PC owns a 321-122 (.726) record at the Providence Civic Center since the building opened in 1972. The Friars recorded their 300th win on January 8, 1996 against Canisius (91-63).

INJURED LIST...Junior forward Waleed Driscoll (torn ACL - right knee). Could miss the entire 1997-98 season. Ben Perkins - bruised left knee. Day-to-day.

NAIL BITERS...PC's 58-56 loss to Georgetown (1/3/97) was PC's second consecutive loss by five or less points. The Friars also lost at Purdue on 81-79 loss to Purdue on December 28th. The Friars are 2-2 in games decided by five or less this season. PC is now 16-13 in games decided by five points or less in Pete Gillen's four seasons at PC.

CAPTAINS...Three juniors will serve as the Friars tri-captains this season. Kendrick Moore, Jamel Thomas and Corey Wright were selected as captains prior to the start of the 1997-98 season.

FRIARS IN THE NBA...Providence College currently has seven players in the NBA. They are:

Otis Thorpe - Vancouver Grizzlies
Austin Croshere - Indiana Pacers
Eric Murdock - Miami Heat
God Shammgod - Washington Wizards
Dickey Simpkins - Golden State Warriors
Michael Smith - Sacramento Kings
Eric Williams - Denver Nuggets

Also, Atlanta Hawks coach Lenny Wilkens, is one of Providence College's all-time greatest players.

PLAYER SIGNING...Sean Connolly, a 6-4, 190-pound guard from Peabody, Massachusetts and Bishop Fenwick High School has signed a national letter of intent to attend Providence College for the 1998-99 school year.

FAMOUS RELATIVES...Junior guard/forward Jamel Thomas is the cousin of the Minnesota Timberwolves' Stephon Marbury.

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES...The Friars return just one starter (Jamel Thomas) from last year's Elite Eight and 24-12 team. Gone to graduation are Austin Croshere (Indiana Pacers -12th pick overall), Derrick Brown (CBA - Connecticut Pride), Ruben Garces (recovering from leg surgery) and Jason Murdock (out of basketball). Sophomore guard God Shammgod (Washington Wizards) opted for the NBA Draft where he was selected in the second round by Washington. Those five players accounted for 75.9% of PC's scoring and 68.1% of the Friars rebounding last season.

ATTENDANCE MARK...The 1996-97 Friars averaged more fans per game that ever at the Providence Civic Center. PC played 15 home games in front of 165,447 fans for an average of 11,030 per game. The previous best year was 1993-94 when the Friars averaged 10,882 per game.

CLASS BY CLASS..This season's Providence College roster features one senior, seven juniors, one sophomore and five freshman.

FRIAR FIRSTS...PC's loss to URI marked just the first time since the 1980-81 seasons that the Friars had lost two in a row to the Rams....The loss to URI dropped PC to 2-3 on the year marking the first time that the Friars have been below .500 in Pete Gillen's four seasons at Providence.

HOYA TOUGH...Saturday's loss at Georgetown gives the Hoyas a three-game winning streak versus the Friars and Georgetown has now won five of the last six meetings between the two teams. PC's last win at Georgetown came on February 6, 1993, a span of four games.

SCORING DROUGHT...The Friars went the final 16:13 of the second half against Iona without scoring a field goal, yet rallied from an 13-point deficit to tie the game at 62-62 with 1:05 left. The Friars made 22 of 26 free throws for their final 22 points of the half. PC shot just three-of 22 (13.6%) in the second half.

  
   
   FRIARS VERSUS 1997-98 OPPONENTS:
    
    University of Vermont:   3-0
    Brown:                  82-24
    Boston College:         49-37
    University of Utah:      1-2
    Rhode Island:           59-49
    Canisius:               20-5
    Loyola-Marymount:        2-0
    Purdue:                  1-5
    Cleveland State:         2-0
    Georgetown:             14-30
    Iona College:            1-2
    Syracuse:                6-34
    Pittsburgh:             13-17
    St. John's:             30-49
    West Virginia:           6-1
    Connecticut:            20-29
    Seton Hall:             38-32
    Miami:                  10-7
    Rutgers:                 4-0    
    Villanova:              25-38
    Notre Dame:              5-3

BOARD GAMES...The Friars versus their opponents on the boards through 12 games. PC has been outrebounded in its four of its seven losses (Utah, URI, Purdue and Georgetown) by a 167-112 margin. In the Friars other eight games, PC has a 314-257 edge on the glass.

GAME            PC    OPP   DIFF
VERMONT         41    36    +5.0
BROWN           46    23   +23.0
BC              38    30    +8.0
Utah            24    49   -25.0
Rhode Island    30    45   -15.0
Canisius        37    32    +5.0
LOYOLA MARY     43    32   +11.0
Purdue          31    40    -9.0
CLEVELAND ST.   30    29    +1.0
Georgetown      27    33   - 6.0
IONA            38    35    +3.0
SYRACUSE        41    40    +1.0
TOTALS         426   424    +2.0

DOUBLE-DOUBLES....Friars with double-doubles this season:

PLAYER      GAME       
J. Thomas   VERMONT 25 pts/11rebs.
B. Perkins  VERMONT 1 0 pts/12 rebs.
J. Thomas   BROWN   16 pts/10 rebs.
J. Thomas   LMU     13 pts/12 rebs.
L. Cole     Purdue  10 pts/10 rebs.
J. Thomas   IONA    14 pts/11 rebs.
E. Maxey    IONA    11 pts/12 rebs.

DOUBLE FIGURES...Junior swingman Jamel Thomas is the lone Friar to score in double figures in every game this season. Thomas has scored 214 points in 12 games for an 17.8 ppg average. He now has 988 career points. Thomas needs just 12 points to become Providence College's 34th 1,000 point scorer.

NO   PLAYER          GP     POINTS
28  Steve Wright    123     1,060
29  Jerry Scott      97     1,045
30  Mike Pascale     66     1,035
31  Derrick Brown    66     1,034
32  Ray Flynn        82     1,025
33  Eric Williams    60     1,001
34  JAMEL THOMAS     75       988

ON THE LINE....Jamel Thomas has shown tremendous improvement at the foul line this season. In his first two seasons, the Brooklyn, New York native was just a .656 free throw shooter (101-154). This season, Thomas has made 67 of 84 (.798) from the charity stripe. Thomas made 13 of 14 free throws in the game against Rhode Island and was 6-6 versus Georgetown.

YOUTH WILL BE SERVED
The Friars open the 1997-98 season with one of the youngest and most inexperi -enced teams in the nation. The lone senior is a four-year walk-on. Jamel Thomas (33) and Corey Wright (3) are the only returning players to start games last year. Here is a look at the games played by members of this year's team:

   Number of Games played
    Player                      1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 TOTAL 
    Mark Adams (Sr.)                5       6      12       2    25
    Dennis Cleary (Jr.)             3       9       2       14
    Richard Cordella (Jr.)          5       9       2       17
    Jamel Thomas (Jr.)                     29       36      12   77
    Justin Farley (Jr.)                transfer     7             7
    Kendrick Moore (Jr.)               transfer     12           12
    Corey Wright (Jr.)              36      12      48
    Llewellyn Cole (So.)            28  redshirt    12      40
    John Linehan (Fr.)                                      12   12
    Peter Farrell-Marcellino (Fr.)                           2    2
    Erron Maxey (Fr.)                                       12   12
    T.J. McKenzie (Fr.)                                     11   11
    Ben Perkins (Fr.)                                       12   12

PRESEASON HYPE
Junior guard/forward Jamel Thomas is the Friars' top returning player and has already caught the eye of the national media.

JAMEL THOMAS -
Chosen Preseason Second Team All-BIG EAST
Dick Vitale's Preseason Second Team All-BIG EAST
Adidas/Blue Ribbon Honorable Mention All-American
Athlon Sports Preseason Third Team All-BIG EAST
Swish Magazine New England Division I Men's Dream Team

FOR STARTERS.....The Friars entered the 1997-98 season with just two players who had ever started a college basketball game. Jamel Thomas had 33 starts last season and Corey Wright had three in 1996-97. Ben Perkins, John Linehan and Llewellyn Cole all made their first starts in PC's win over Vemont. Kendrick Moore and T.J. McKenzie made their first career starts in the Great Eight Tournament against Utah. Erron Maxey made his first two starts against Cleveland State and Georgetown.

MORE JAMEL....Thomas picked up his fourth double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds versus Iona. That's the seventh double-double of his career

DEFENSE... The 33 points that Providence held Brown to on November 25th were the fewest given up by the Friars since December 5, 1992 when PC defeated New Hampshire, 56-27. Brown scored 13 points in the second half. In the 12/5/92 game against

UNH, the Wildcats were held to just 12 points in the first half.

MAKING THEIR MARKS....PC's four freshman are showing what they can do early in the season. Forward Ben Perkins is second in scoring with 10.4 points per game and 5.1 rebounds. Swingman Erron Maxey has started at center the last three games. In 14.6 minutes per game this season he is averaging 7.0 points and 3.6 rebounds per game while T.J. McKenzie played a career high 19 minutes against Syracuse with six points and four rebounds. He is averaging 1.8 points and 1.4 rebounds and has played in ten of the Friars' first 11 games.

MAXEY EFFORTS...Freshman Erron Maxey (Lake Elsinore, Cal.) picked up his first career double-double against Iona with 11 points and 12 rebounds in a career high 31 minutes. Maxey has now made four straight starts since December 27th versus Cleveland State. In his four starts he is averaging

8.5 points and 6.0 rebounds. Prior to that he had been a valuable addition to the Friars coming off the bench. In three games this season, he has scored more points than minutes played. Versus Brown, in nine minutes, Maxey scored 11 points with three rebounds. Against Boston College, Maxey came in off the bench to spark the Friars. In 13 minutes against Boston College he had 12 points and, against Loyola Marymount, he scored 19 points in 17 minutes. In the three game span, over 39 minutes, Maxey scored 42 of his 84 points this season.

FRIARS IN SEASON OPENERS..... Providence is now 63-8 overall in season opening games. When that season opening game is at home, PC is 49-3 and the record is 14-5 when the first game occurs on the road. In home openers, the Friars are 66-5 all-time. Providence has now won four season openers in a row. The Friars have now won 13 straight home openers dating back to November 29, 1984 when they lost a 70-67 decision to Assumption at the Civic Center.

BIG EAST OPENERS...PC's game against Boston College marked just the fifth time in 19 years that PC opened the BIG EAST schedule at home. With the loss to Boston College, the Friars have now lost eight straight BIG EAST openers. The last time PC won was in December of 1989 when they beat Boston College at home. That was also the last time the Friars opened the league schedule in Providence. PC is now 8-11 overall in home openers and 3-16 overall in season opening games.

SLOW BIG EAST STARTS...PC is off to an 0-2 start in the BIG EAST after losing at Georgetown on Saturday, January 3rd. In the first 19 years of the BIG EAST, the Friars have been 0-2 to start the league schedule 14 times. The Friars' worst starts have been 0-6 in 1979-80 and 1991-92. The best start ever was 3-0 in 1988-89.

LAST MAAC LOSS...The last time that Providence had lost to a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference team was November 30, 1988 when the Friars lost a 99-98 decision at Holy Cross. Since that time, PC has gone 5-0 against teams from the MAAC.

PC VERSUS THE BIG 10...The Friars loss to Purdue (81-79) snapped a two-game PC winning streak against the BIG 10. The Friars had won two in a row against Wisconsin (1995 and 1996). PC is now 10-12 all-time against teams from the BIG 10.

ROSTER CHANGES...Sophomore center Ndongo N'Diaye (Dakar, Senegal) and sophomore forward Kofi Pointer (Baltimore, Md.) have decided to transfer at the end of the fall semester (December 19). Neither student-athlete has indicated where they plan to transfer.

THE WRIGHT STUFF...Junior point guard, Corey Wright came to life against Loyola Marymount as he equalled a career high for scoringe with 11 points. Wright also had five steals in that game, a figure he matched in the win over Cleveland State six days later. Wright now has 17 steals in his last six games.

SHOOTING WOES...The Friars have struggled shooting from the floor the last two games. Against Iona, PC shot just three-for-22 (13.6%) from the floor in the second half. For the game, PC shot just 32.7%. Against Syracuse, the Friars shot five-for-26 (19.2%) in the first half and finished the game with a 17-59 mark (28.8%). The 19.2% shooting is a PC record for a low half as well as a BIG EAST record. The previous PC record was eight-for-32 (25.0%) against Georgetown on March 9, 1991.

BEST THIS SEASON...PC shot a season high 52.1% (25-48) in the win over Cleveland State. Until Monday's game with Iona, the Friars had been shooting 48.6% (106-218) during the last four games. Against Iona, PC shot just 32.7%, including 13.6% in the second half. In their first six games, the Friars shot just 39.9% (131-328).

TWO IN A ROW...PC followed the Loyola Marymount game with a second strong offensive performance against a good Purdue team. PC shot 49.2% from the floor (30-61), including 62.1% in the second half. PC made a season high 10 three pointers and shot 55.6% in that departmen on 10 of 18 shooting. The Friars' dished out a season high 20 assists in the game.

MAKING A PASS...PC guards Kendrick Moore and Corey Wright combined for 13 of the Friars' 20 assists in the loss to Purdue. For Moore, his game high seven were also a career best. Wright dished out six helpers which was a season high for him and equalled his career best.

MORE ON MOORE...Junior guard Kendrick Moore has finally shaken the rust from his game. After sitting out last year due to transferring from Missouri, the talented guard took three or four games to get his game together this season. In his last seven games, Moore is averaging 11.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 4.1 assists. He is shooting 22-for-42 (52.4%) from the floor and seven of 14 (50.0%) from the three point line. He has recorded seven assists in two of his last five games.

THE LAST TIME, Part II...The last time the Friars started the season with a 5-7 record was the 1980-81 season.

BAD NIGHT...The Friars 18-point loss to Syracuse on January 7th was PC's worse home loss since a 20-point (82-62) loss to St. Joseph's in the 1996 NIT Tournament. The worse loss in Pete Gillen's four years at Providence came on February 8, 1995, a 100-76 loss at Syracuse.

LADIES' DAY...The Providence College women's basketball team will take over the Providence Civic Center on Saturday, February 7th when they host the nationally-ranked University of Connecticut Huskies. PC's women's team will be looking to set a Rhode Island attendance record for a women's athletic event in Rhode Island. The Civic Center holds 12,993 for basketball and there are currently less than 500 tickets remaining for this game. For ticket information, call the Friars' ticket office at (401) 865-GOPC. Members of the media planning on covering the PC-Connecticut women's game should contact Heidi McGuigan for credentials at (401) 865-2201.

BIG EAST TICKETS...Tickets for the BIG EAST Tournament can be ordered through the Providence College Ticket Office. The cost of the package for the March 4-7 Tournament is $200.00 plus a $10 handling fee per order. For information on the BIG EAST Tournament tickets call 865-GOPC (4672) or stop in the Alumni Hall Ticket Office to fill out an order form. Mastercard and Visa accepted. Tickets will be mailed prior to the BIG EAST Tournament.

FRIAR LEADS AND DEFICITS

BIGGEST LEAD: 37 (67-30/:33 left in second half) vs. BROWN
Biggest lead lost: 6 (46-40/11:48 left in second half) at Georgetown
BIGGEST DEFICIT: 27 (34-61/9:53 left in second half) vs. SYRACUSE
Biggest deficit overcome: 8 (37-45/17:42 left in second half) vs. Canisius
BIGGEST RUN: 44 (58-14 - 28:09/from 8:42 left in first half to :33 left in second half) vs. BROWN
BIGGEST RUN ALLOWED: 27 (30-57 -27:50/from start of game to 12:10 left in second half) vs. SYRACUSE

COMEBACKS AND LOST LEADS
OPPONENT SCORE LED/TRAILED TIME LEFT
VERMONT 67 - 63 Trailed 37-39 15:56 left in second half
BROWN 67 - 33 Trailed 9-16 8:42 left in first half
BOSTON COLLEGE 62 - 78 - Led 8-7 14:52 left in first half
Utah (Great Eight) 58 - 64 - Led 21-20 8:07 left in first half
Rhode Island 58 - 69 - Led 27-26 3:17 left in first half
Canisius 71 - 69 Trailed 49-51 11:19 left in second half
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 89 - 74 Trailed 10-7 14:14 left in first half
Purdue 79 - 81 - Led 75-73 2:19 left in second half
CLEVELAND STATE 72 - 60 Never Trailed
Georgetown 56 - 58 - Led 54-53 3:03 left in second half
IONA 62 - 68 - Tied 62-62 1:04 left in second half
SYRACUSE 59 - 77 - Led 3-0 18:54 left in first half

FRIAR GAME KEYS:
      3-6  in games shooting under 50%
      2-0  in games shooting over 50%
      4-2  when PC has better FG%
      0-2  when committing more turnovers
      5-4  when opponent held to 75 or less
      3-0  when PC leads at the half

FRIARS BY THE NUMBERS....
CURRENT STREAK:     Lose 2
OVERALL RECORD:      5-6
LAST FIVE GAMES:     2-3
LAST TEN GAMES:      4-6
HOME:                4-2
ROAD:                1-3
NEUTRAL:             0-1
OVERTIME GAMES:      0-0
BIG EAST RECORD:     0-2
BIG EAST HOME:       0-1
BIG EAST AWAY:       0-1
LONGEST WIN STREAK:  2  
HOME WIN STREAK:     2
BIG EAST HOME
WIN STREAK:          0
LONGEST LOSE STREAK: 3
WHEN LEADING AT HALFTIME:   3-0
    AWAY:                   0-0
    HOME:                   3-0     
    NEUTRAL:                0-0
WHEN TRAILING AT HALFTIME:  2-6
    HOME:                   1-2
    AWAY:                   1-3
    NEUTRAL:                0-1
RECORD AFTER 11 GAMES
IN 1996-97:                 8-3
1997-98 PROVIDENCE COLLEGE WINS AND LOSSES
FRIARS RECORD WHEN....
Providence  shoots 50% or better  from the floor............................................2-0
Providence shoots le ss than 50% from the floor.............................................3-6
Providence holds opponent to 50% or less from the floor.................................... 4-5
Providence opponent shoots 50% or better from the floor.....................................1-1
Providence outrebounds opponent.............................................................5-2
Opponent out rebounds Providence............................................................0-4
Providence makes 40% of three point tries...................................................1-3
Providence makes less than 40% of three point tries.........................................4-4
Providence  scores 60 or more points........................................................5-3
Providence scores 70  or more points........................................................3-1
Providence scores 80  or more points........................................................1-0
Opponent held to less than  60 points.......................................................1-1
Opponent scores 60 or more points...........................................................4-4
Opponent scores 70 or more points...........................................................1-2
Opponent scores 80 or more points...........................................................0-1
FRIARS WHEN AHEAD, TIED AND TRAILING....
                     WHEN  AHEAD    WHEN TIED   WHEN TRAILING
Halftime                 3 - 0        -----        2 - 6    
10 Minutes Left          4 - 1        0 - 0        1 - 5 
5 Minutes Left           5 - 0        0 - 0        0 - 6
STARTING  LINEUPS RECORDS:
    2  -   1:   Wright - Linehan - Cole - Thomas - Perkins
    1  -   2:   Thomas - Moore - McKenzie - Cole - Perkins
    0  -   1:   Wright - Moore - Cole - Thomas - Perkins
    1  -   0:   Thomas - Linehan - McKenzie - Cole - Perkins
    1  -   2:   Thomas - Moore - Maxey - Cole - Perkins
    .   
RECORDS  AS STARTERS
    5  -  6:    Llewellyn Cole
    3  -  1:    John Linehan
    1  -  2:    Erron Maxey
    2  -  2:    T.J. McKenzie
    2  -  5:    Kendrick Moore
    5  -  6:    Ben Perkins 
    5  -  6:    Jamel Thomas
    2  -  2:    Corey Wright
   
GAMES LOST - INJURY/ILLNESS/ACADEMICS (15)
    Waleed Driscoll - (torn ACL - right knee - Out for season)
    T.J. McKenzie -   (sprained right wrist - VERMONT)
    Kofi Pointer - (personal reasons - BC, Utah, Rhode Island - transfer 12/19)
GAMES LED PC IN: 
Scoring:  Thomas (6.5), Perkins (3), Maxey (1), Moore (0.5)  
Rebounding:  Thomas (4.5), Perkins (3.5), Cole (2.0), Maxey (1.0), Moore (0.5) 
Scoring and Rebounding: Thomas (3), Perkins   
DOUBLE/DOUBLES:   Thomas (4), Perkins (1), Cole (1), Maxey (1)   
20-POINT GAMES:  Thomas (4), Perkins (1) 
30-POINT GAMES:

PROVIDENCE - PITTSBURGH

SERIES FACTS Series Record: 31st meeting - Pittsburgh leads series, 17-13 BIG EAST Series: Pitt leads, 17-12 At Pittsburgh: Pitt leads, 12-2 At Providence: PC leads, 10-5 Neutral Courts: PC leads, 1-0 Last Meeting: 2/15/97 - PC 84 Pitt 70 Last PC win overall: 2/15/97 Last Pittsburgh win: 2/25/95 @ Pitt 56 PC 48 Current Streak: The Friars have won three in a row and five of the last six meetings. STATISTICAL COMPARISON PC Pittsburgh 5-7 Overall Record 6-4 0-3 BIG EAST Record 1-2 .412 Field Goal Pct. .440 .295 3-Pt. Field Goal Pct. .314 .694 Free Throw Pct.. .686 .435 Opp. FG Pct. .470 .322 Opp. 3-Pt. FG Pct. .331 .628 Opp. FT Pct. .587 35.5 Rebound Average 34.8 +0.2 Rebound Margin -0.9 13.1 Assists/Game 13.6 15.6 Turnovers/Game 16.3 2.8 Blocks/Game 2.7 8.0 Steals/Game 10.5 66.7 Points/Game 72.4 66.2 Pts Allowed/Game 68.2

SERIES NOTES
Streaks: Providence won the only meeting last year in Pittsburgh, 84-70. PC has now won three in a row in the series. Pitt comes into tonight's game off a win at Notre Dame, 72-61, on Tuesday. The Panthers have won three of their last four games.

Notes: Pitt's two league losses have come to Miami and Notre Dame. Only four Panthers have played in all ten of Pitt's games this season. Vonteego Cummings leads the way with 20.6 points per game.

FRIARS CAREER STATS VS. PITTSBURGH
No. Player  GP  PPG   RPG   APG
 3  Moore     First Game
 5  McKenzie  First Game
10  Wright  1   9.0    3.0  1.0
Career Best - 2/15/97 - 9 pts./3 rebs/1 ast
12  Linehan     First Game
13  Adams       Has Not Played
15  F-Marcellino    First Game
20  Cleary      First Game
24  Maxey       First Game
25  Perkins     First Game
33  Thomas  3   15.7    5.7 2.7
Career Best - 2/15/97 - 17 pts./5 rebs/5 asts
40  Farley      First Game
42  Cole    2    1.0    1.5 0.0
50  Cordella        First Game

BIG EAST  7      League                Overall
                    W       L       PCT     W       L       PCT
Miami               5       0      1.000    12      1       .923
Syracuse            4       0      1.000    13      1       .929
Georgetown          2       3       .400     8      4       .667
Pittsburgh          1       2       .333     6      4       .600
Rutgers             1       3       .250     7      5       .583
Seton Hall          1       3       .250     7      7       .500
Providence          0       3       .000     5      7       .417
BIG EAST  6      League                Overall
                    W       L       PCT      W      L       PCT
Villanova           4       0      1.000      7     5       .583
Connecticut         3       1       .750     13     2       .867
West Virginia       3       2       .600     13     2       .867
St. John's          1       3       .250      9     6       .600
Notre Dame          1       3       .250      7     5       .583
Boston College      1       4       .200      8     7       .533
THIS WEEK IN THE BIG EAST
Monday, January  5
Iona   68      Providence   62
West Virginia  81   Georgetown  70
Tuesday, January 6  
Miami   76    Connecticut   67
Louisville  73     St. John's  67
Pittsburgh   72   Notre Dame  61
Villanova  68   Boston College  65  ot
Wednesday, January 7
Syracuse   77   Providence  59
Rutgers  81 Seton Hall   49
Saturday, January 10
Villanova at Seton Hall     Noon
St. John's at Georgetown        2:00 pm
Louisville at Syracuse      4:00 pm
Miami at West Virginia      7:00 pm
Pittsburgh at Providence        7:30 pm
Sunday, January 11
Connecticut at Boston College   Noon
Rutgers at Notre Dame       2:00 pm
FRIAR STATISTICAL LEADERS
(as of January 10, 1998) 
INDIVIDUAL
POINTS               OVERALL     BIG EAST
Jamel Thomas        17.8  (6th) 19.3  (5th)
FREE THROW %
Kendrick Moore      .854  (3rd) 
Jamel Thomas        .798  (7th) .864  (4th)
3PT FG MADE
Jamel Thomas         2.0  (t8th)    
REBOUNDING
Jamel Thomas         7.6  (t10th)
Llewellyn Cole       6.7  (15th)
OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS
Llewellyn Cole       3.0  (t12th)
DEFENSIVE REBOUNDS
Jamel Thomas        5.00 (7th)
Kendrick Moore      4.00 (t12th)
STEALS
Corey Wright        2.0   (t12th)
Jamel Thomas        3.33  (3rd)
ASSIST/TO RATIO
Kendrick Moore      2.29  (4th) 1.2  (14th)
TEAM 
CATEGORY             OVERALL     BIG EAST
Scoring              66.7  (12th)   59.0    (12th)
Scoring Defense      66.2   (5th)   71.0    (8th)
Scoring Margin      +0.5  (11th)   -12.0     (12th)
Field Goal %        .412  (12th)    .361    (11th)
Opp. FG %           .435  (11th)    .500    (12th)
3PT %               .295  (11th)    .170    (13th)
Opp 3 PT%           .322   (7th)    .412    (13th)
Free Throw %        .694   (5th)    .710    (7th)
Rebounds            35.5  (12th)    35.3    (10th)
Opp. Rebounds       35.3   (3rd)    34.3    (1st)
Rebound Margin      +0.2  (9th)     +1.0    (7th)
Assists             13.6  (11th)    11.7    (t10th)
Steals               8.0  (10th)     9.0    (t7th)      
Blocked Shots        2.8  (12th)     2.0    (12th)
Turnover Margin     +1.92  (6th)    +0.0   (t6th)  
Assist/Turnover      0.84 (6th)     0.67   (11th)

3 Kendrick Moore JR 6-3, 180
Hartford High/Missouri/Hartford, Conn.
Came to Providence after two seasons at Missouri
One of Friars' tri-captains in 1997-98 with Jamel Thomas and Corey Wright
Pulled down seven rebounds in PC's win over BROWN
Played career high 35 minutes versus Rhode Island
Had career high 16 points (6-9 FG, 2-4 3PT, 2-2 FT) at Canisius
Has recorded career high seven assists versus Purdue and CLEVELAND STATE
Led the Friars with 14 points (2-4 FG, 1-1 3PT, 9-12 FT) versus IONA
Leads Friars with 39 assists to just 17 turnovers

5 T.J. McKenzie FR 6-10 235
St. Joseph's (Trumbull, Conn.)/Friendswood, Tex.
Missed first game versus VERMONT with sprained right wrist
Played nine minutes versus BROWN and pulled down five rebounds
Scored a career high six points in game versus BOSTON COLLEGE
Made first career start versus Utah
Had career best two blocked shots against CLEVELAND STATE
Played career high 19 minutes with six points and five rebounds versus SYRACUSE

10 Corey Wright JR 5-8 160 Plains J.C./New York, N.Y.
One of team's tri-captains with Kendrick Moore and Jamel Thomas
Defensive wizard who is most effective for the Friars coming off the bench
Equalled a career high when he scored 11 points (3-3 FG, 1-1 3 PT, 4-5 FT)versus LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
Has five steals in games against LOYOLA MARYMOUNT and CLEVELAND STATE
Leads Friars with 22 steals

12 John Linehan FR 5-9 165
Winchendon (Mass.) School/Chester, Pa.
Has made four starts this season for the Friars
Had career best 13 points versus VERMONT
Went scoreless in BOSTON COLLEGE and Utah games
Career best 6-6 from the foul line versus LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
Career high four assists versus BROWN and LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
Played 32 minutes versus IONA and scored eight points (1-5 FG, 6-6 FT)
Has now made 16 consecutivefree throws in a row since December 23rd

24 Erron Maxey FR 6-6 195
Lake Elsinore/Elsinore, California
Scored first points in win over BROWN (11 points in nine minutes)
Picked up 12 points (6-9 FG) and five rebounds in 13 minutes against BOSTON COLLEGE
Pulled down career high six rebounds at Canisius
Scored game and career high 19 points (8-9 FG, 3-3 FT) in 17 minutes off the bench agains LMU
Had eight points and five rebounds versus CLEVELAND STATE in 17 minutes
Played career high 31 minutes and recorded first double-double against IONA with 11 points and 12 rebounds
Has started at center for PC the last four games

25 Ben Perkins FR 6-7 200
Vinton/Vinton, Louisiana
Recorded double-double (10 pts./12 rebounds) in first collegiate game against VERMONT
Followed with an 11 rebound game versus BROWN
Led the Friars with 15 points and six rebounds verus Utah
Had season high three blocked shots in loss to Rhode Island
Had career high18 points (6-10 FG, 1-1 FT, 5-9 FT) and five rebounds at Canisius
Scored a career high 23 points (9-15 FG, 3-6 3PT, 2-4 FT) at Purdue
Missed SYRACUSE game with bruised left knee
Suffered bruised left knee versus IONA - Day to day

32 Waleed Driscoll JR 6-8 245
Lackawanna J.C./Philadelphia, Pa.
Tore ACL in right knee during summer. Had major surgery to repair knee injury.
Expected to miss the entire 1997-98 season

33 Jamel Thomas JR 6-6 220
Lincoln/Brooklyn, N.Y.
ALL-BIG EAST CANDIDATE
Chosen Preseason Second Team All-BIG EAST
Dick Vitale's Preseason Second Team All-BIG EAST
Adidas/Blue Ribbon Honorable Mention All-American
Athlon Sports Preseason Third Team All-BIG EAST
Swish Magazine New England Division I Men's Dream Team
One of team's tri-captains with Kendrick Moore and Corey Wright
Recorded double-doubles in his first two games:
(25 pts./11 rebs.) versus VERMONT
(16 pts./10 rebs.) versus BROWN
Led Friars with 22 points versus BOSTON COLLEGE
Equalled season high with 25 points versus Rhode Island; made 13-14 FT in game
15pts./9rebounds at Canisius
Had third double-double of season (13 pts/12 rebounds) versus LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
CBS Player of the Game versus Purdue - 19 points (7-12 FG, 3-6 3PT, 2-3 FT) with four rebounds in 38 minutes
Led Friars with 15 points and 9 rebounds versus CLEVELAND STATE
Fourth double-double of season versus IONA (14 points/11 rebounds)
Needs 12 points (988) to become 34th player in PC history to score 1,000 points in career.
Added 14 points in loss t o SYRACUSE

40 Justin Farley JR 6-6 205
Brebeuf Prep/Indianapolis, Indiana
Sat out the first semester after transferring last January from Evansville
Gives the Friars a veteran player with outstanding basketball skills
Good shooter who should help open defenses the remainder of the year
First game came against Canisius - Came off bench to score 12 points (5-8 FG, 1-2 3PT, 1-2 FT) with four rebounds
Had eight points off the bench versus LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
Scored 10 points off the bench versus CLEVELAND STATE
Made first career start against SYRACUSE; played career high 28 minutes

42 Llewellyn Cole SO 6-7 215
Maine Central Institute/New York, New York
Redshirted for the 1996-97 season - Has three years eligibility left.
Outstanding leaper-Hard worker who made the most of his year as a redshirt
Started first two games of his career versus VERMONT and BROWN
Had career high 12 points and nine rebounds versus BOSTON COLLEGE
Played career high 35 minutes versus Rhode Island
Turned in first double-double of his career against Purdue with 10 points and career best 10 rebounds
Scored career high 14 points (5-6 FG, 1-1 3PT, 3-4 FT) with six rebounds against CLEVELAND STATE
Has started all 12 games this season
Scored career high 15 points (3-10 FG, 9-12 FT) versus SYRACUSE; Career highs in foul shots and foul shots attempted

TEAM SEASON HIGHS AND LOWS
                                    PROVIDENCE                  OPPONENT
POINTS - 1st Half   High    38  CLEVELAND STATE (12/29/97)    43 IONA (1/5/98)
                    Low     19  SYRACUSE (1/7/98)             20 BROWN (11/25/97)
POINTS - 2nd Half   High    58  LOYOLA MARYMOUNT (12/23/97)   51 LOYOLA MARYMOUNT (12/23/97)
                    Low     27  Utah (12/2/97)                13 BROWN (11/25/97)
TOTAL POINTS        High    89  LOYOLA MARYMOUNT (12/23/97)   81 Purdue (12/27/97)
                    Low     58  Utah (12/2/97)                33 BROWN (11/18/97)
                            58  Rhode Island (12/9/97)
                            58  Georgetown (1/3/98)
FIELD GOALS         High    31  LOYOLA MARYMOUNT (12/23/97)   31 Twice          
                    Low     17  Twice                         14 BROWN (11/25/97)
FG ATTEMPTS         High    66  BOSTON COLLEGE (11/30/97)     70 LOYOLA MARYMOUNT (12/23/97)
                    Low     41  Georgetown (1/3/98)           46 BROWN (11/25/97)
FG PERCENTAGE       High  .521  CLEVELAND STATE (12/29/97)  .608 BOSTON COLLEGE (11/30/97)
                    Low   .288  SYRACUSE (1/7/98)           .304 BROWN (11/25/97)   
3-PT FG             High    10  Purdue (12/27/97)              7 VERMONT (11/18/97)
                    Low     1   LOYOLA MARYMOUNT (12/23/97)    2 Rhode Island (12/9/97)
3-PT FGA            High    20  Rhode Island (12/9/97)        30 LOYOLA MARYMOUNT (12/23/97)
                    Low     11  Twice                          8 Utah  (12/2/97)
3-PT FG PCT.        High  .556  Purdue (12/27/97)           .455 Twice
                    Low   .091  LOYOLA MARYMOUNT (12/23/97) .176 IONA (1/5/98)
FREE THROWS         High    26  Twice                         23 Rhode Island (12/9/97)
                    Low     9   Twice                          1 BROWN  (11/25/97)
FT ATTEMPTS         High    38  LOYOLA MARYMOUNT (12/23/97)   34 Twice
                    Low     12  Purdue (12/27/97)              9 BROWN (11/25/97)
FT PCT.             High  .769  Rhode Island (12/9/97)      .778 LOYOLA MARYMOUNT (12/23/97)
                    Low   .125  BOSTON COLLEGE (11/30/97)   .111 BROWN  (11/25/97)
                                    
REBOUNDS            High    46  BROWN (11/25/97)              49 Utah (12/2/97)
                    Low     24  Utah (12/2/97)                23 BROWN (11/25/97)
ASSISTS             High    20  Twice                         19 Purdue (12/27/97)
                    Low     5   Rhode Island (12/9/97)         9 Three times
                                
TURNOVERS           High    24  IONA (1/5/98)                 22 IONA (1/5/98)
                    Low     11  VERMONT (11/18/97)            14 Purdue (12/27/97)
                            11  Rhode Island (12/9/97)
        
BLOCKS              High    6   CLEVELAND STATE (12/29/97)     9 Rhode Island (12/9/97)
                    Low     1   Three times                    1 BROWN (11/25/97)
STEALS              High    11  BROWN (11/25/97)              16 Twice 
                    Low     5   VERMONT (11/18/97)             2 VERMONT (11/18/95)
                            5   Rhode Island (12/9/97)         2 Canisius (12/20/97)
                            5   IONA (1/5/98)
INDIVIDUAL SEASON HIGHS
                              PROVIDENCE                           OPPONENT
POINTS - 1st Half   High    13  Jamel Thomas (Canisius)      22 Tariq Kirksay (IONA)
POINTS - 2nd Half   High    15  Jamel Thomas (Rhode Island)  15 Tony Orciari (VERMONT)
TOTAL POINTS        High    25  Jamel Thomas (VERMONT)       24 Duane Woodward (BOSTON COLLEGE)
                            25  Jamel Thomas (Rhode Island)
FIELD GOALS         High    9   Ben Perkins (Purdue)          8 Duane Woodward (BOSTON COLLEGE)
                            8   Antonio Granger (BOSTON COLLEGE)
                            8   Brian Cardinal (Purdue)
                            8   Tariq Kirksay (IONA)    
FG ATTEMPTS         High    20  Jamel Thomas (Rhode Island)  16 Haywood Eaddy (LOYOLA MARYMOUNT)
FG PERCENTAGE       High  .889  Erron Maxey (LMU)         1.000 Jahidi White (Georgetown)   
(5 or more attempts)      (8-9)                           (6-6)
                        1.000   Etan Thomas (SYRACUSE)
                          (5-5)
        
3-PT FG             High    3   Five                       5 James Madison (CLEVELAND STATE)
    
3-PT FGA            High    12  Jamel Thomas (SYRACUSE)   10 James Madison (CLEVELAND STATE)
                                    
3-PT FG PCT.        High  .500  Jamel Thomas (Purdue)   .800 Marius Janulis (SYRACUSE)
(5 or more attempts)                                    (3-6)       
                          .500  Ben Perkins (Purdue)
                         (3-6)  
                         
FREE THROWS         High    13  Jamel Thomas (Rhode Island) 9 Cuttino Mobley (Rhode Island0
FT ATTEMPTS         High    16  Jamel Thomas (VERMONT)     10 Cuttino Mobley (Rhode Island)
                            10  Jason Hart (SYRACUSE)
        
FT PCT.             High 1.000  John Linehan (LMU and IONA) .900    Cuttino Mobley (Rhode Island) 
(5 or more attempts)                   (6-6)                         (9-10) 
                         1.000  Kendrick Moore (Purdue)
                          (5-5) 
                         1.000  Jamel Thomas (Georgetown)
                          (6-6)
                    
REBOUNDS           High 12  Ben Perkins (VERMONT)           11 Antonio Reynolds-Dean (Rhode Island)
                        12  Jamel Thomas (LMU)
                        12  Erron Maxey (IONA)
                            
ASSISTS            High  7  Kendrick Moore (Purdue)          9 Jason Hart (SYRACUSE)
                         7  Kendrick Moore (CLEVELAND ST.)      
                                
TURNOVERS          High  8  Jamel Thomas (IONA)              8 Michael Doleac (Utah)    
                         8  Daymond Jackson (Georgetown)
            
BLOCKS             High  3  Ben Perkins (Rhode Island)       4 Antonio Reynolds-Dean (Rhode Island) 
                         4  Brad Miller (Purdue)
                         4  Jahidi White (Georgetown)                   
STEALS             High  5  Corey Wright (LMU)               5 Tariq Kirksay (IONA)
                         5  Corey Wright (CLEVELAND ST.)        
                    

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