Saturday, March 20, 2010

Postgame Stats

Same story as the first half, really. Princeton shot just 28.3 percent for the game, and St. John's shot 45.8%. That's really the entire difference. Neither team could hit from beyond the arc - both were 1-10 - and both teams rebounded at about the same rate (Princeton grabbed 16 of 44 available offensive rebounds, St. John's 14 of 39). The Tigers had more turnovers, but that didn't decide the game (16-12). The Red Storm attempted more free throws, but Princeton made more.

The only difference was the shooting. Especially in the first half, Princeton was getting makable shots but they weren't going down. They ended up shooting 40% in the second half, finally finding some net, but couldn't come up with enough stops near the end to make it a game.

Individually, Rasheed paced the team with 11 shots, but needed 14 attempts to reach that number. Allgood shot just 3-10 from the field, well below her average, and Edwards was just 3-14; both finished with eight points. Edwards paced the team with a season-high 13 rebounds, while Polansky had four assists.

For the victors, Da'Shena Stevens shot a remarkable 9-13 from the field, finishing with a game-high 19 points. The Red Storm also got double-doubles from Shenneika Smith (13/12), and from Centhya Hart off the bench (10/11).

Princeton was able to dictate the pace - the game clocked in at 66 possessions, below the Tigers' average - but they couldn't put the ball in the basket, which is ultimately what it's all about.

Stay tuned for further coverage of this game from the Daily Princetonian online and in Monday's issue.

Update: I doubt most of you care all that much now that the Tigers are eliminated, but No. 14 Louisiana Tech's Shanavia Dowdell has 22 points with five minutes left in the first half, the main reason why Tech is leading host school No. 3 Florida State by seven.

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