Champagnie, St. John’s host Fordham

Fordham (6-3) vs. St. John’s (5-2)

Carnesecca Arena, Jamaica, New York; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Two forwards will be on display as Chuba Ohams and Fordham will go up against Julian Champagnie and St. John’s. The senior Ohams is averaging 13.4 points over the last five games. Champagnie, a junior, has scored 25 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 22 over his last five games.

BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: The rugged Champagnie has averaged 21.7 points and seven rebounds to lead the way for the Red Storm. Posh Alexander is also a big facilitator, putting up 12.7 points and 5.1 assists per game. The Rams have been led by Ohams, who is averaging a double-double with 13.2 points, 12.6 rebounds and 2.1 blocks.JUMPING FOR JULIAN: Champagnie has connected on 41.2 percent of the 51 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 14 of 36 over the last five games. He’s also made 75 percent of his foul shots this season.

UNDEFEATED WHEN: St. John’s is a perfect 5-0 when the team records nine or more steals. The Red Storm are 0-2 when they steal the ball fewer than nine times.

PASSING FOR POINTS: The Red Storm have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Rams. St. John’s has an assist on 52 of 86 field goals (60.5 percent) across its previous three matchups while Fordham has assists on 32 of 83 field goals (38.6 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: St. John’s is ranked first in the Big East with an average of 75.9 possessions per game.


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