Miller Jr., NC Central visit Gardner-Webb

NC Central (2-4) vs. Gardner-Webb (3-3)

Paul Porter Arena, Boiling Springs, North Carolina; Monday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Randy Miller Jr. and NC Central will face D’Maurian Williams and Gardner-Webb. The senior Miller is averaging 13.6 points over the last five games. D. Williams, a sophomore, has scored 21 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 15 over his last five games.

SUPER SENIORS: NC Central has benefited heavily from its seniors. Miller, Alex Caldwell, Eric Boone and Kris Monroe have combined to account for 48 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 48 percent of all Eagles points over the team’s last five games.MIGHTY MILLER JR.: Miller has connected on 33.3 percent of the 24 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 6 of 16 over the last three games. He’s also made 75 percent of his free throws this season.

STREAK STATS: NC Central has dropped its last four road games, scoring 63.5 points and allowing 81.5 points during those contests. Gardner-Webb is on a three-game home winning streak, scoring an average of 92.3 points while giving up 58.3.

PASSING FOR POINTS: The Eagles have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Runnin’ Bulldogs. Gardner-Webb has an assist on 51 of 104 field goals (49 percent) across its previous three games while NC Central has assists on 55 of 108 field goals (50.9 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: NC Central is ranked second among MEAC teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 34.3 percent. The Eagles have averaged 13.5 offensive boards per game.


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