Mt. St. Mary’s looks to seep Wagner

Posted at 6:30 AM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 06:30:32-05

Wagner (12-12, 7-6) vs. Mount St. Mary's (7-19, 4-9)

Knott Arena, Emmitsburg, Maryland; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Wagner seeks revenge on Mount St. Mary's after dropping the first matchup in Staten Island. The teams last played each other on Jan. 19, when the Mountaineers shot 48.9 percent from the field while limiting Wagner to just 35.2 percent en route to a 14-point victory.

ARE YOU EXPERIENCED: Wagner has leaned on senior leadership this year while Mount St. Mary's has been fueled heavily by freshmen. For the Seahawks, seniors Romone Saunders, Elijah Davis, AJ Sumbry and Devin Liggeons have collectively accounted for 64 percent of the team's scoring, including 66 percent of all points over its last five. On the other hand, freshmen Vado Morse, Malik Jefferson and Damian Chong Qui have combined to score 42 percent of all Mount St. Mary's points this season, including 49 percent of the team's points over its last five games.

FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Morse has either made or assisted on 42 percent of all Mount St. Mary's field goals over the last three games. Morse has 17 field goals and 15 assists in those games.

WINLESS WHEN: The Seahawks are 0-9 when they score 60 points or fewer and 12-3 when they exceed 60 points. The Mountaineers are 0-15 when allowing 74 or more points and 7-4 when holding opponents below 74.

PASSING FOR POINTS: The Mountaineers have recently gotten baskets via assists more often than the Seahawks. Mount St. Mary's has an assist on 47 of 76 field goals (61.8 percent) across its previous three matchups while Wagner has assists on 33 of 63 field goals (52.4 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: Wagner is ranked second among NEC teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 34.1 percent. The Seahawks have averaged 12.4 offensive boards per game and 15 per game over their last three games.


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