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Men's Basketball Heads To Saint Peter's In MAAC ESPN3 Game of Week On Thursday

Courtesy: Marist Athletics
         
Release: February 09, 2012
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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - The Red Foxes will head to Saint Peter's on Thursday night as they look to move up in the MAAC Standings. The game between the Red Foxes (8-15, 3-9 MAAC) and Peacocks (5-19, 4-9 MAAC) will be aired live nationally on ESPN3.com beginning at 8:30 p.m.

LAST TIME OUT: On Saturday night, the Red Foxes snapped their 8 game losing streak with an 80-69 victory over Canisius. Jay Bowie spearheaded the offensive attack with a career-best
23 points scored on 10 of 12 shooting from the field.

Chavaughn Lewis, in his second career start, finished with 15 points on 5-11 shooting. He was joined by Devin Price as Red Foxes in double figures, as he finished with 12 points.

As a whole, Marist had seven players score five or more points and grab three or more rebounds.

Canisius was ahead just once for 32 seconds from 18:45 to 18:13 in the first half.

SCOUTING THE PEACOCKS: Saint Peter's is coming off of a 66-55 lost at home in the Yanitelli Center on Sunday, Feb. 5. Losers of five of their last six, the Peacocks are led by Darius Conley, who averages 11.7 points and the fourth-most rebounds in the MAAC at 8.0 per game. He is joined by Chris Prescott in double figures. Prescott averages 11.5 points and shoots 38 percent from three-point range.

COMPARING THE SQUADS: Marist and Saint Peter's bring very different styles into Thursday night's matchup as the stats show. The Red Foxes come in averaging 67.9 points per game, 8.5 more than Saint Peter's 59.4. On the defensive side of the ball, the Peacocks rank top five in the MAAC with 68.2 points allowed per game versus 75.9 for the Red Foxes.

ON THE NATIONAL SCENE: With five players on the team with ten or more blocked shots, Marist’s average of 4.7 per game ranks it 44th amongst Division 1 competitors.

The Red Foxes trail national leader Kentucky, who blocks 9.4 shots a game and are tied with Alabama, Harvard and UCLA with 4.7 rejections per game.

Marist’s 71.5 free throw conversation rate ranks 89th.

Individually, Adam Kemp is 47th in the nation with 2.0 blocked shots and 138th with 7.3 rebounds per game.

Chavaughn Lewis is 164th with 1.6 steals per contest.

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