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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Quinnipiac hosts St. Francis (Pa.) Thursday

Men’s basketball gameday
St. Francis (Pa.) at Quinnipiac
When: Today, 7 p.m.
Where: TD Bank Sports Center, Hamden
Records: St. Francis (Pa.) (6-21, 5-11 NEC); Quinnipiac (15-12, 8-8 Northeast)
Radio: WQUN-1220 AM

Scouting Quinnipiac: After a fine stretch helped the Bobcats clinch a tournament berth, they’ve lost two straight games and fallen into a tie for fifth in the NEC standings. The losses ended Quinnipiac’s chances of a home game in next week’s tournament.Quinnipiac has an RPI of 188 and seems to be a longshot to earn any other postseason berth unless it finishes strongly. Quinnipiac played in the NIT two years ago and the collegeInsider tournament last season. The Bobcats hope to get forward Jamee Jackson (foot) back for the stretch run.
Scouting St. Francis (Pa.): The Red Flash has faint hopes for a Northeast Tournament berth. St. Francis has to win its final two games and then get some help for a postseason ticket. The Red Flash bea Bryant last game to end a seven-game losing streak. They beat Quinnipiac 74-71 earlier in the season as Kameron Ritter had 24 points and Scott Eatherton finished with 21.St. Francis also was one of the only teams to out-rebound Quinnipiac this season.

Projected Starters
St. Francis (Pa.)
Player, Ht., Year, Pos., Avg
Kameron Ritter, 6-3, So. ,F ,5.0
Jon Taylor,6-8 ,Sr. ,F ,6.0;
Scott Eatherton,6-8 ,So. ,F ,14.1
Stephon Whyatt,6-1, Fr., G, 7.6
Anthony Ervin,6-4, Jr., G, 11.1
Quinnipiac
James Johnson, 6-0, Sr., G, 16.6
Ousmane Drame, 6-9, Fr., F, 6.4
Ike Azotam, 6-7 So., F, 16.4
Dave Johnson, 5-10, Jr., G, 8.4
Zaid Hearst, 6-0, Fr., G, 6.7

Off the bench

St. Francis: Earl Brown, 6-5, Fr., F, 5.9 ppg; Ollie Jackson, 6-4, Fr., G, 6.4. Quinnipiac: Jamee Jackson, 6-7, Jr., F, 8.7; Garvey Young, 6-5, Jr., F, 5.8; Evan Conti, 6-3, Fr., G, 1.3.
 Bill Cloutier

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