A look at some notable numbers for the Friars in Big East play:
1. Despite being 11th in the 15 team conference in free throw percentage (.674) and 12th in field goal percentage (.403), Providence is 5th in the league in points per game at 67.4 They’re able to generate a lot of offense off of the offensive glass, with a Big East-leading 14.6 offensive boards in conference play.
2. They’re pretty good on the defensive glass too, ranking 5th in defensive rebounding percentage.
3. Only Louisville (6) has a longer winning streak than PC currently. The Friars have won three in a row.
4. Bryce Cotton (18.9) is just ahead of Otto Porter (18.6) in points per game in Big East games. Porter is the player of the year in the conference. Will Cotton land on an All Big East team? He makes more three pointers (3.2) than anyone else in the league (Shabazz Napier is second at 2.9), and he’s top 10 in three point field goal percentage (.369).
5. Only six players average at least three offensive rebounds per game and two of them are Friars. LaDonatae Henton is at 3.0, while Kadeem Batts is third in the league with 3.4 per game.
6. Henton is also second in the conference in free throw percentage (.877) and fourth in rebounds overall (8.5).
7. Vincent Council is running away with the assist title once again. His 7.4 put him well ahead of Michael Carter-Williams’ 6.0. No other player is at six per game.
8. Batts is 14th in scoring, seventh in rebounds, ninth in field goal percentage and third in offensive rebounds.
9. Cotton is the only Friar in the top 10 in minutes.
10. PC averaged over 9,400 fans for their home Big East games.