Presbyterian (2-2) vs. VMI (2-2)
Lakefront Arena, New Orleans; Wednesday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: VMI seeks revenge on Presbyterian after dropping the first matchup in Clinton. The teams last played each other on Nov. 12, when the Blue Hose shot 42.4 percent from the field on the way to the 73-72 victory.
BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: VMI’s Kamdyn Curfman has averaged 18.8 points while Jake Stephens has put up 13.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks. For the Blue Hose, Rayshon Harrison has averaged 20.3 points and 6.5 rebounds while Winston Hill has put up 12 points and nine rebounds.ROBUST RAYSHON: Harrison has connected on 17.1 percent of the 35 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 6 of 27 over the last three games. He’s also converted 82.6 percent of his free throws this season.
ASSIST RATIOS: The Keydets have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Blue Hose. VMI has an assist on 54 of 88 field goals (61.4 percent) across its previous three contests while Presbyterian has assists on 30 of 67 field goals (44.8 percent) during its past three games.
CAREFUL KEYDETS: The diligent VMI offense has turned the ball over on just 14.7 percent of its possessions, the 30th-lowest mark in all of Division I. 19.9 percent of all Presbyterian possessions have resulted in a turnover.
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