Rice (12-17, 7-9) vs. Charlotte (7-20, 4-12)
Dale F. Halton Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte seeks revenge on Rice after dropping the first matchup in Charlotte. The teams last played on Jan. 31, when the Owls shot 38.5 percent from the field and went 11 for 22 from 3-point territory en route to a four-point victory.
STEPPING UP: The electric Jon Davis is averaging 21.2 points and 4.3 rebounds to lead the charge for the 49ers. Malik Martin has complemented Davis and is producing 9.3 points and four rebounds per game. The Owls have been led by Robert Martin, who is averaging 11.9 points and 6.5 rebounds.
FUELING THE OFFENSE: Davis has either made or assisted on 45 percent of all Charlotte field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has accounted for 31 field goals and 18 assists in those games.
SLIPPING AT 65: Charlotte is 0-17 this year when it allows 65 points or more and 7-3 when holding opponents to fewer than 65.
WINNING WHEN: Rice is a perfect 8-0 when its defense holds opponents to a field goal percentage of 41.1 percent or less. The Owls are 4-17 when allowing the opposition to shoot any better than that.
DID YOU KNOW: Rice has attempted the second-most free throws among all CUSA teams. The Owls have averaged 23.2 free throws per game and 25.8 per game over their last five games.
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