Davidson-Dayton Preview

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Dayton @ Davidson, January 8, 2021

Davidson:

Davidson has a 3-2 record on their home court and is 6-4 overall this season. Davidson is averaging 71.3 PPG, which ranks 209th in the nation. Opponents are scoring a low 64.6 points on the Davidson defense. They are 45.7% and 35.9% from the field and the three point line, respectively. Davidson makes 9.4 threes per game. From the free throw line, they are shooting 70.2%. In wins, Davidson scores 14.5 more points than their opponent. However, when they lose, they get beaten by an average of 5.0 points.

Hyunjung Lee spearheads Davidson’s scoring, collecting 16.9 points per game while shooting 55.4% from the field. Along with Lee, Kellan Grady helps offensively, scoring 16.3 PPG on 42.3% shooting. One more contributor is Carter Collins, who gives Davidson 14.1 PPG while shooting at a 51.2% clip. Collins also facilitates the offense, collecting 3.6 assists per game. Luka Brajkovic finds a way to help the team down low, bringing in 6.6 rebounds per game to lead the team. On the defensive end, Collins complements his offense with 1.0 steals per game. Defending the basket is Brajkovic, who blocks opponents’ shots 1.2 times per game.

Dayton:

Dayton is 0-1 away from home and is 5-3 overall this season. Their disappointing 67.4 points per game have earned them the 271st rank in the nation. On the defensive end of the floor, Dayton concedes very few chances, only giving opposing teams 65.0 points per game. Dayton is shooting 49.9% from the field on the season. They make 6.5 three-pointers per game on 35.6% shooting from deep. From the free throw line, they are shooting 74.1%. Dayton beats their opponents by an average of 4.8 points when they win, but when they lose, they are outscored by 1.7 points per game.

Dayton’s leading scorer is Jalen Crutcher, who pours in 18.1 points per game on 49.5% shooting. Mustapha Amzil contributes 15.7 PPG while shooting 56%. Giving the team 15.3 points and shooting at an 50.6% clip, Ibi Watson complements Crutcher and Amzil nicely as a third option. Crutcher helps control the offense by adding 5.1 assists per game. Though not a top-3 scorer, Jordy Tshimanga commands the paint, bringing down 8.0 boards per game. Rodney Chatman leads Dayton’s defense with 2.5 steals per game. Chase Johnson defends the basket, racking up 0.6 blocks per game.

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