Updated: No. 21 Notre Dame (20-5) vs. Providence (13-11)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  #21 Notre Dame 26 28 54 +1.5
  Providence 34 37 71 -1.5
Sat, Feb 16 2013, 12:00 PM EST

Dunkin' Donuts Center
Providence, RI
Attendance: 12,428
TV: Cox, SNY, Big East, MASN

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No. 21 Notre Dame heads to Dunkin' Donuts Center on Saturday to take on Providence. Tipoff is at 12 p.m. EST and you can see it on Cox, SNY, Big East, MASN. The Fighting Irish are 4-0 against the Friars over the last four years. The last time they played they won 75-69 on Mar. 2, 2012.

Notre Dame is in fourth place in the conference, Providence is in 11th place.

The 21 points and 5 rebounds by Jerian Grant helped the Fighting Irish to an 82-78 victory over DePaul on Feb. 13. While contributing 5.7 assists per game, he also scores 13.3 points per game. In a 76-66 victory over South Florida on Feb. 13, Kadeem Batts put up 24 points and 6 rebounds for the Friars. He contributes 7 rebounds per game in addition to his 14.7 points per game.

StatSmack! Notre Dame is better than Providence
  • More violent crime happens per capita in Providence so be careful if you visit (when compared to Notre Dame -- according to the FBI).
  • Notre Dame is ranked higher than Providence in the Big East (No. 4 vs. No. 11).
  • Notre Dame has a much better NCSA Athletic Ranking than Providence (No. 27 vs. No. 137).
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Notre Dame is superior to Providence (Latest AP Poll: No. 21 vs. Not Ranked).
ND Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Jack Cooley 30 15 11 1 1 1 1
B+ Eric Atkins 38 12 3 6 2 0 2
B Jerian Grant 36 13 2 6 1 0 3
B Pat Connaughton 32 9 5 2 1 0 1
B- Scott Martin 30 8 6 1 1 0 1
C C. Biedscheid 19 8 1 1 0 0 1
C Garrick Sherman 16 8 4 0 0 0 1
C Tom Knight 15 4 3 1 0 1 0
C- Zach Auguste 9 4 2 0 0 1 1
D Austin Burgett 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Patrick Crowley 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
PC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Bryce Cotton 37 21 4 3 1 0 2
B Vincent Council 31 10 2 7 1 0 3
B Kadeem Batts 31 15 7 1 1 1 2
B LaDontae Henton 35 13 8 1 1 1 2
C+ Kris Dunn 25 6 4 2 1 0 2
C Josh Fortune 27 7 3 2 1 0 2
C Sidiki Johnson 15 4 5 0 1 1 1
D+ Brice Kofane 15 1 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Lee Goldsbrough 14 2 3 1 0 0 1
D Ted Bancroft 11 1 2 0 1 0 1

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2013-2014 Roster

#0 Eric Atkins Sr G 6-2 182
#30 Zach Auguste So F 6-10 242
#3 V.J. Beachem Fr F 6-8 187
#1 C. Biedscheid So F 6-7 186
#20 Austin Burgett So F 6-9 227
#24 Pat Connaughton Jr G/F 6-5 214
#4 Patrick Crowley Sr G 6-3 201
#22 Jerian Grant Sr G 6-5 203
#23 D. Jackson Fr G 6-1 195
#15 Eric Katenda So F 6-9 230
#25 Tom Knight Sr F 6-10 258
#11 Garrick Sherman Sr C 6-11 255
#35 Austin Torres Fr F 6-7 218
#32 Steve Vasturia Fr G 6-6 207