Towson faces Northeastern in CAA quarters

first_imgSAVVY VETERANS: Senior leadership could play a big role in this game’s outcome. Brian Fobbs, Nakye Sanders and Dennis Tunstall have combined to score 41 percent of Towson’s points this season and 43 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. For Northeastern, Jordan Roland, Bolden Brace, Maxime Boursiquot and Shaquille Walters have combined to account for 67 percent of all Northeastern scoring, including 84 percent of the team’s points over its last five games.JUMPING FOR JORDAN: Roland has connected on 39.9 percent of the 218 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 6 of 16 over the last three games. He’s also made 89.1 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Towson is 0-6 this year when it scores 60 points or fewer and 19-6 when it scores at least 61.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Huskies have recently converted baskets via assists more often than the Tigers. Towson has 45 assists on 81 field goals (55.6 percent) across its previous three outings while Northeastern has assists on 48 of 83 field goals (57.8 percent) during its past three games.SECOND CHANCES: Towson has posted an excellent offensive rebound percentage of 33.6 percent this year. That figure is ranked 29th in Division 1. The offensive rebound percentage for Northeastern stands at just 24.4 percent (ranked 288th).___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Towson faces Northeastern in CAA quarters March 7, 2020center_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 6 seed Northeastern (15-15, 9-9) vs. No. 3 seed Towson (19-12, 12-6)Colonial Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Entertainment & Sports Arena, Washington; Sunday, 7:30 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: A spot in the CAA semifinals is up for grabs as Northeastern and Towson prepare to face off. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last went at it on March 1, when Northeastern made just nine foul shots on 12 attempts while the Tigers hit 18 of 23 en route to a 75-72 victory.last_img read more

Men’s basketball: Wisconsin faces Savannah State Thursday following overtime loss to Marquette

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team will be back on the hardwood this Thursday as they take on the Savannah State Tigers at the Kohl Center. This will be the last game before getting a week and a half off for final exams. Wisconsin (8-2 overall, 2-0 Big Ten) is currently ranked No. 16 in the nation after dropping four spots from No.12 in this week’s AP poll. The Badgers are coming off a tough, five-point, overtime loss in a true road game against the Marquette Golden Eagles this past weekend. The Golden Eagles leaped into the AP top 25 after the win and are currently sitting at No. 21 in the polls.  Wisconsin’s two lone losses this season have come against the Virginia Cavaliers who are currently No. 6 in the AP poll, and on the road against the Golden Eagles. The Badgers have already tallied three top-50 wins.Women’s soccer: Wisconsin hung tight with nation’s best in NCAA Tournament, Coach Paula Wilkins excited for next yearThe No. 15 Wisconsin Badgers women’s soccer team fell 1–0 to then No. 1 ranked Stanford just before Thanksgiving. With Read…Savannah State is currently 3-7 on the season, including an 0-6 road record. The Tigers defense has struggled tremendously this year as teams are averaging 96.1 points per game when playing Savannah State.  Savannah State features four scorers averaging double figures: Jaquan Dotson with 11.9, Zach Sellers with 10.9, Collins Joseph with 10.7 and Zaquavian Smith with 10.5 points per game. Despite the distributed scoring numbers, the Tigers are still immensely distant from a top 50 ranking.  Control of game pace should prove integral Thursday — the Tigers will be looking to push the pace while Wisconsin will be trying slow things down and run their traditional offense. But with a lack of defense from Savannah State, the Badgers may push the pace in pursuit of an early lead.  Coming off his 34-point performance on Saturday, center Ethan Happ is now averaging 19.3 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. His partner in crime, point guard D’Mitrik Trice, is shooting 55.4 percent from the three-point line this season on 56 attempts.  Forward Aleem Ford will look to continue his steady contributions off the bench. In the past four games, Ford is averaging 6.8 points per game while shooting 45.5 percent from the field and 41.2 percent from beyond the arc.  Tip-off for Savannah State at No. 16 Wisconsin is set for 7 p.m. at the Kohl Center Thursday. You can catch the game on the Big Ten Network or listen live with the Badger Sports Network, 100.9 FM.last_img read more