Louisiana Tech (Eight-Four, 1-2) vs. Western Kentucky (9-Three, 2-1)
EA Diddle Area, Bowling Inexperienced, Kentucky; Saturday, 7 pm EST
BOTTOM LINE: Louisiana Tech seeks revenge on western Kentucky after dropping the primary matchup at Bowling Inexperienced. The groups final met on January Eight, when Louisiana Tech made simply 9 free throws on 16 makes an attempt, whereas the Hilltoppers hit 24 of 31 en path to a two-point victory.
SUPER SENIORS: Louisiana Tech has benefited significantly from its seniors. Kalob Ledoux, JaColby Pemberton, Kenneth Lofton, Jr., Isaiah Crawford and Amorie Archibald have mixed to account for 70 % of the workforce’s rating this yr and 69 % of all of the Bulldogs’ factors within the final 5 video games. .
DEFENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS: The Hilltoppers have given up simply 67.Three factors per sport in three convention video games, an enchancment from the 73.1 per sport they allowed the competitors exterior of the convention. LOVE FOR LEDOUX: Ledoux has hit 40.Three % of the 62 Three-pointers he is tried and has made 7-for-24 within the final 5 video games. He has additionally made 72.2 % of his free throws this season.
THRIVING WITH THREE: Western Kentucky is 6-Zero when it makes 5 or extra triples and Three-Three when it falls behind that mark. Louisiana Tech is Eight-Zero when he reaches not less than seven from lengthy vary and Zero-Four on the yr, in any other case.
FLOOR SPACE: Louisiana Tech’s Archibald has shot 53 Three-pointers and shot 28.Three % of them, and is 5-for-21 in his final 5 video games.
DID YOU KNOW: Louisiana Tech has tried the second-most free throws of all CUSA groups. The Bulldogs have averaged 21.6 free throws per sport and 24 per sport of their final three video games.
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