Watson, North Carolina A&T visits Howard
NEWARK, New Jersey
NC A&T (4-8) vs. Howard (5-5)
Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Marcus Watson and NC A&T take on Elijah Hawkins and Howard. The second Watson is averaging 14.2 points in the last five games. Hawkins, a freshman, is averaging 12.8 points and 6.4 assists in the last five games.
SAVVY SENIORS: Howard’s Kyle Foster, Randall Brumant and Tai Bibbs have collectively accounted for 43% of the team’s points this season and have scored 49% of all points for Bison in the last five games. MIGHTY MARCUS: Watson logged on 33.3% of the 57 3-pointers he attempted and scored 6 of 17 in his last five games. He’s also managed 71.1% of his free kicks this season.
WITHOUT A VICTORY WHEN: NC A&T is 0-6 when it scores less than 68 points and 4-2 when it scores at least 68 points.
ASSIST RATIOS: The Aggies have recently used assists to create hoops more often than the Bison. Howard has 44 assists on 90 field goals (48.9%) in his three previous outings while NC A&T has assists on 44 of 77 field goals (57.1%) in his three last matches.
DID YOU KNOW: Howard is ranked first among MEAC teams with an average of 80.7 points per game.
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