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Davidson @ Massachusetts, January 24, 2021

Davidson:

In games played at opposing arenas this season, Davidson is 3-0. They have a 9-5 overall record. Davidson’s offense scores 72.9 PPG. This ranks their scoring in the middle of the pack at 162nd in the country. Their stifling defense only allows 65.1 points per game. Davidson shoots 47.3% on field goals, 36.2% from three, and 67.7% from the free throw line. This includes 9.4 made threes per game. Davidson has been on a 3-game winning streak. The point differential when they win amounts to 15.6 points per game. Meanwhile, it is 6.2 points when they lose.

Davidson’s scoring is fueled by Kellan Grady, aggregating 17.1 points per game on 45.8% shooting. Hyunjung Lee compounds 14.1 more points per game with a shooting percentage of 52.8%. The third leading scorer for Davidson is Carter Collins, who drops 13.6 PPG and is 50.8% from the field. Collins also finds open teammates and amasses 3.1 assists per game. Luka Brajkovic leads Davidson on the glass grabbing 6.9 rebounds per game. Davidson’s defense is anchored by Michael Jones, who has 0.9 steals per game and Brajkovic protecting the rim with 1.1 blocks per game.

Massachusetts:

At home Massachusetts has a record of 3-2, and is 5-3 in all competitions. Their offense has had success this season, putting in 82.8 points per game. This ranks 20th in the NCAA. Massachusetts’s defense has had a slow season so far, with opposing teams scoring 75.0 points per game. Massachusetts is shooting 42.3% from the field on the season. They make 8.9 three-pointers per game on 32.6% shooting from deep. From the free throw line, they are shooting 74.8%. Massachusetts is currently on a 3-game winning streak. When Massachusetts wins, they beat their opponents by an average of 14.2 points, but they are bested by 3.0 points in their losses.

Massachusetts’s leading scorer is Tre Mitchell, who pours in 20.5 points per game on 53.5% shooting. Carl Pierre contributes 14.4 PPG while shooting 37.5%. Giving the team 11.5 points and shooting at an 41.9% clip, Noah Fernandes complements Mitchell and Pierre nicely as a third option. Fernandes helps control the offense by adding 5.6 assists per game. Mitchell is an aggressive rebounder, and his 7.3 RPG show it in the stat sheet. Fernandes leads Massachusetts’s defense with 1.9 steals per game. Mitchell defends the basket, racking up 1.3 blocks per game.

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