Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (5-1) vs. Texas Rio Grande Valley (4-3)
UTRGV Fieldhouse, Edinburg, Texas; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi looks for its fifth straight win of the season as it goes up against Texas Rio Grande Valley. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is looking to extend its current four-game winning streak. Texas Rio Grande Valley lost 94-85 on the road against Illinois on Friday.
SAVVY VETERANS: Senior leadership could play a big role in this game’s outcome. Ricky Nelson, Marek Nelson and Mike Adewunmi have collectively scored 43 percent percent of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s points this season. For Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, De’Lazarus Keys, Myles Smith and Simeon Fryer have combined to score 34 percent of the team’s points this year, including 45 percent of all Islanders points over their last five.JUMPING FOR JUSTIN: Justin Johnson has connected on 50 percent of the 18 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 6 of 11 over the last three games. He’s also made 71.1 percent of his foul shots this season.
PASSING FOR POINTS: The Islanders have recently converted baskets via assists more often than the Vaqueros. Texas Rio Grande Valley has 30 assists on 83 field goals (36.1 percent) across its past three outings while Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has assists on 45 of 89 field goals (50.6 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Texas Rio Grande Valley attempts more free throws per game than any other WAC team. The Vaqueros have averaged 23.6 foul shots per game this season.
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