Williams and Hartford visit the Sacred Heart
Hartford (1-10) v Sacré-Cœur (4-8)
William Pitt Center – West Gym, Fairfield, Connecticut; Wednesday, 11 a.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Austin Williams and Hartford take on Tyler Thomas and Sacred Heart. Senior Williams has scored 20 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 17 in his last five games. Thomas, a junior, is averaging 19 points in the last five games.
INTENSIFICATION: The explosive Thomas amassed 19.7 points and 4.5 rebounds to clear the way for the Pioneers. Complementing Thomas is Nico Galette, who scores 9.5 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. The Hawks were led by Williams, who is averaging 15 points and 5.1 rebounds.
OFFENSIVE THREAT: Williams has scored or assisted on 43 percent of all Hartford baskets in the last five games. The senior goalkeeper has scored 35 field goals and 22 assists in those games.
WINLESS WHEN: Sacré-Cœur is 0-8 this year when it scores 72 points or less and 4-0 when it scores 73 or more.
ASSISTANCE RATIOS: The Hawks have recently created buckets via aids more often than the Trailblazers. Sacred Heart has 43 assists on 80 field goals (53.8%) in its last three outings while Hartford has assists on 45 of 75 field goals (60%) in its last three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Sacred Heart has made 8.6 3 points per game this season which is second best among NEC teams.
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