St. Francis, Robert Morris meet in quarters

No. 5 seed St. Francis (NY) (17-14, 9-9) vs. No. 4 seed Robert Morris (16-15, 11-7)

Northeast Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, UPMC Events Center, Moon Township, Pennsylvania; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: St. Francis (NY) and Robert Morris are prepared to match up in the quarterfinals of the NEC tournament. Robert Morris won both of the regular season matchups earlier this season. The teams last faced each other on Feb. 23, when the Colonials shot 46 percent from the field while limiting St. Francis (NY) to just 41.1 percent en route to a 67-62 victory.

SUPER SENIORS: Robert Morris’ Josh Williams, Matty McConnell and Malik Petteway have collectively accounted for 48 percent of all Colonials scoring this season, though that figure has fallen to 40 percent over the last five games.

JUMPING FOR JALEN: Jalen Jordan has connected on 42.2 percent of the 204 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 7 for 17 over the last three games. He’s also converted 80.6 percent of his free throws this season.

SCORING THRESHOLDS: Robert Morris is 0-12 when opposing teams score 73 or more points. St. Francis (NY) is a perfect 12-0 when its offense scores at least 74 points.

PERFECT WHEN: The Colonials are 14-0 when holding opponents to 44.2 percent or worse from the field, and 2-15 when opponents shoot better than that. The Terriers are 12-0 when they score at least 74 points and 5-14 on the year when falling short of 74.

DID YOU KNOW: St. Francis (NY) as a team has made 8.1 3-pointers per game this season, which is second-most among NEC teams.


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