St. Francis meets Bryant in NEC quarters

No. 8 seed Bryant (10-19, 7-11) vs. No. 1 seed St. Francis (Pa.) (16-13, 12-6)

Northeast Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, DeGol Arena, Loretto, Pennsylvania; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Bryant and St. Francis (Pa.) are prepared to match up in the quarterfinals of the NEC tournament. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last played each other on Feb. 9, when the Red Flash shot 48.1 percent from the field while holding Bryant to just 44.8 percent en route to an 84-75 victory.

SUPER SENIORS: St. Francis (Pa.)’s Jamaal King, Isaiah Blackmon and Andre Wolford have combined to score 46 percent of the team’s points this season, including 47 percent of all Red Flash scoring over the last five games.

OFFENSIVE THREAT: King has either made or assisted on 50 percent of all St. Francis (Pa.) field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 20 field goals and 15 assists in those games.

WINLESS WHEN: The Red Flash are 0-7 when they score 68 points or fewer and 16-6 when they exceed 68 points. The Bulldogs are 0-18 when allowing 72 or more points and 10-1 on the season, otherwise.

UNDEFEATED WHEN: St. Francis (Pa.) is a perfect 9-0 when its defense holds opponents to a field goal percentage of 42.4 percent or less. The Red Flash are 7-13 when allowing opponents to shoot any better than that.

DID YOU KNOW: St. Francis (Pa.) is ranked second among NEC teams with an average of 76.9 points per game.


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