Akuchie, Youngstown St. visit Green Bay

Youngstown State (3-3, 1-0) vs. Green Bay (2-5, 1-0)

Kress Events Center, Green Bay, Wisconsin; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Two forwards will be on display as Michael Akuchie and Youngstown State will take on Emmanuel Ansong and Green Bay. The senior Akuchie has scored 21 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 13.6 over his last five games. Ansong, a junior, is averaging 15.6 points over the last five games.

LEADING THE CHARGE: Green Bay’s Ansong has averaged 13.9 points and six rebounds while Donovan Ivory has put up 12.9 points and 4.7 rebounds. For the Penguins, Akuchie has averaged 15 points and 8.2 rebounds while Tevin Olison has put up 12.5 points and 4.8 rebounds.ACCURATE AKUCHIE: Akuchie has connected on 26.3 percent of the 19 3-pointers he’s attempted. He’s also converted 82.1 percent of his free throws this season.

SLIPPING AT 60: Green Bay is 0-5 this year when it allows 60 points or more and 2-0 when holding opponents to fewer than 60.

ASSIST RATIOS: The Phoenix have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Penguins. Green Bay has 49 assists on 80 field goals (61.3 percent) across its previous three matchups while Youngstown State has assists on 24 of 62 field goals (38.7 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: The Youngstown State offense has recorded a turnover on only 14.1 percent of its possessions, which is the 17th-lowest rate in the nation. The Green Bay defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 18 percent of all possessions (ranked 256th among Division I teams).


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