Quinnipiac looks to seep Iona

Posted at 3:30 PM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-18 15:30:25-05

Iona (10-15, 8-6) vs. Quinnipiac (14-11, 9-5)

People's United Center, Hamden, Connecticut; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Quinnipiac goes for the season sweep over Iona after winning the previous matchup in New Rochelle. The teams last faced each other on Feb. 8, when the Bobcats shot 44.1 percent from the field while limiting Iona to just 40.3 percent en route to the 66-65 victory.

TEAM LEADERSHIP: The prolific Cameron Young has averaged 22.8 points and 5.1 rebounds to lead the charge for the Bobcats. Rich Kelly is also a top facilitator, accounting for 12.9 points and 4.6 assists per game. The Gaels have been led by Rickey McGill, who is averaging 14.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 5.4 assists.

FUELING THE OFFENSE: Young has either made or assisted on 47 percent of all Quinnipiac field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has 32 field goals and eight assists in those games.

PERFECT WHEN: Quinnipiac is a perfect 6-0 when the team makes 13 or more 3-pointers. The Bobcats are 8-11 when the team hits fewer than 13 threes.

ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Gaels have recently gotten buckets via assists more often than the Bobcats. Quinnipiac has 45 assists on 86 field goals (52.3 percent) over its previous three outings while Iona has assists on 39 of 72 field goals (54.2 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: Quinnipiac as a collective unit has made 10.6 3-pointers per game this season, which is 10th-best among Division I teams. The Bobcats have averaged 13 3-pointers per game over their last three games.


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