Sacred Heart looks to sweep FDU

Posted at 6:45 AM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 06:45:18-05

Sacred Heart (12-15, 8-6) vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (13-13, 8-6)

Rothman Center, Teaneck, New Jersey; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Fairleigh Dickinson seeks revenge on Sacred Heart after dropping the first matchup in Fairfield. The teams last faced each other on Feb. 7, when the Pioneers shot 42.9 percent from the field while limiting Fairleigh Dickinson's shooters to just 34.4 percent en route to a 69-63 victory.

TEAM LEADERS: Fairleigh Dickinson's Darnell Edge has averaged 16.6 points while Jahlil Jenkins has put up 13.3 points and 4.7 assists. For the Pioneers, Sean Hoehn has averaged 18 points while E.J. Anosike has put up 14 points and 7.7 rebounds.

OFFENSIVE THREAT: Hoehn has either made or assisted on 41 percent of all Sacred Heart field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 25 field goals and 10 assists in those games.

ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Pioneers have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Knights. Fairleigh Dickinson has an assist on 41 of 89 field goals (46.1 percent) over its previous three contests while Sacred Heart has assists on 46 of 86 field goals (53.5 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: Sacred Heart is rated first among NEC teams with an average of 80.4 points per game. The Pioneers have averaged 87.3 points per game over their last three games.


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