Green Bay (0-4) vs. Northern Iowa (1-4)
McLeod Center, Cedar Falls, Iowa; Saturday, 12 a.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Green Bay and Northern Iowa look to bounce back from losses. Each team is coming off of a road loss in their last game. Northern Iowa lost 78-68 to Richmond on Wednesday, while Green Bay fell 82-68 at Marquette on Tuesday.
BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: AJ Green has put up 16.8 points and 4.3 rebounds to lead the way for the Panthers. Bowen Born has paired with Green and is producing 12.6 points per game. The Phoenix are led by PJ Pipes, who is averaging 14.8 points and 5.5 rebounds.POTENT PJ: Pipes has connected on 32.1 percent of the 28 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 8 for 22 over the last three games. He’s also converted 100 percent of his free throws this season.
COLD SPELL: Green Bay has lost its last three road games, scoring 59.7 points, while allowing 87.7 per game.
ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Phoenix have recently created baskets via assists more often than the Panthers. Northern Iowa has an assist on 39 of 90 field goals (43.3 percent) across its previous three contests while Green Bay has assists on 35 of 76 field goals (46.1 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Northern Iowa has made 10.8 3-pointers per game this season, which is most among MVC teams.
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