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UNO seeks revenge on Texas A&M-CC

Posted at 6:45 AM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 06:45:24-05

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (10-14, 5-6) vs. New Orleans (13-10, 8-4)

Lakefront Arena, New Orleans; Saturday, 4:15 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: New Orleans seeks revenge on Texas A&M-Corpus Christi after dropping the first matchup in Corpus Christi. The teams last played on Jan. 19, when the Islanders outshot New Orleans from the field 53.7 percent to 40.8 percent and made five more 3-pointers en route to a 15-point victory.

SQUAD LEADERS: New Orleans' Ezekiel Charles has averaged 12.9 points and six rebounds while Bryson Robinson has put up 10.6 points. For the Islanders, Kareem South has averaged 13.7 points and 5.3 rebounds while Jashawn Talton has put up 7.7 points and five rebounds.

STEPPING IT UP: The Privateers have scored 71.8 points per game and allowed 68.3 points per game across 12 conference games. Those are both significant improvements over the 59.8 points scored and 77 points given up per game to non-conference opponents.

SOLID SOUTH: South has connected on 37.3 percent of the 102 3-pointers he's attempted and has made 7 of 20 over the last five games. He's also made 82.3 percent of his foul shots this season.

WINLESS WHEN: New Orleans is 0-5 this year when it scores 60 points or fewer and 13-5 when it scores at least 61.

UNDEFEATED WHEN: The Privateers are 5-0 when they record 13 or more steals and 8-10 when they fall shy of that mark. The Islanders are 7-0 when they score at least 73 points and 3-14 on the year when falling short of 73.

DID YOU KNOW: The New Orleans defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 25.8 percent of all possessions, which is the third-highest rate in the country. The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi offense has turned the ball over on 20.4 percent of its possessions (ranked 280th among Division I teams).

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