Pineiro, San Diego host BYU

Posted at 6:30 AM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 06:30:14-05

Brigham Young (16-10, 8-3) vs. San Diego (16-9, 5-5)

Jenny Craig Pavilion, San Diego; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Two forwards will be on display as Yoeli Childs and Brigham Young will go up against Isaiah Pineiro and San Diego. The junior Childs has scored 26 percent of the team's points this season and is averaging 15.4 over his last five games. Pineiro, a senior, is averaging 17.8 points over the last five games.

LEADING THE WAY: San Diego's Pineiro has averaged 19.3 points and nine rebounds while Isaiah Wright has put up 13.4 points, four rebounds and 4.9 assists. For the Cougars, Childs has averaged 21 points and 9.7 rebounds while TJ Haws has put up 17 points and five assists.

CLAMPING DOWN: The Cougars have given up just 70.7 points per game to WCC opponents thus far, an improvement from the 78.8 per game they gave up in non-conference play.

FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Wright has directly created 52 percent of all San Diego field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has 18 field goals and 18 assists in those games.

UNDEFEATED WHEN: The Toreros are 8-0 when holding opponents to 40.9 percent or worse from the field, and 8-9 when opponents shoot better than that. The Cougars are 12-0 when they hold opponents to 74 points or fewer and 4-10 whenever opponents exceed 74 points.

ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Cougars have recently converted baskets via assists more often than the Toreros. San Diego has an assist on 37 of 69 field goals (53.6 percent) over its previous three outings while Brigham Young has assists on 49 of 77 field goals (63.6 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: Brigham Young is ranked second among WCC teams with an average of 80.2 points per game.


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