VCU, Syracuse meet in Battle 4 Atlantis

Syracuse (2-1) vs. VCU (2-2)

Battle 4 Atlantis , Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort, Nassau, Bahamas; Wednesday, 5 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Syracuse and VCU will take the floor in the Battle 4 Atlantis. VCU lost 56-54 to Chattanooga in its most recent game, while Syracuse came up short in a 100-85 game against Colgate in its last outing.

PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE: Senior leadership could play a big role in this game’s outcome. Vince Williams Jr., KeShawn Curry and Levi Stockard III have collectively scored 48 percent of VCU’s points this season. For Syracuse, Buddy Boeheim, Jimmy Boeheim and Cole Swider have collectively scored 53 percent of the team’s points this year.

SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Joseph Girard III has accounted for 40 percent of all Syracuse field goals over the last three games. Girard has 18 field goals and 20 assists in those games.

DID YOU KNOW: The Syracuse offense has scored 85.7 points per game, the 29th-highest figure in Division I. VCU has only averaged 50.8 points per game, which ranks 215th nationally.

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