VMI (4-4) vs. Portland (7-2)
Earle A. Chiles Center, Portland, Oregon; Friday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two junior guards will be on display as Kamdyn Curfman and VMI will battle Tyler Robertson and Portland. Curfman has scored 23 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 19.4 over his last five games. Robertson is averaging 17.2 points over the last five games.
SQUAD LEADERS: The Keydets have been led by Curfman and Jake Stephens. Curfman has averaged 18.1 points while Stephens has recorded 13.8 points, seven rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game. The Pilots have been led by Robertson and Moses Wood. Robertson has averaged 14.4 points and 6.6 rebounds while Wood has put up 14.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.
CREATING OFFENSE: Robertson has had his hand in 42 percent of all Portland field goals over the last five games. The junior guard has 27 field goals and 23 assists in those games.
PERFECT WHEN: Portland is a perfect 7-0 when the team records at least seven offensive rebounds. The Pilots are 0-2 this season when they fail to reach that mark.
STREAK STATS: VMI has dropped its last three road games, scoring 72.3 points and allowing 76.7 points during those contests. Portland has won its last four home games, scoring an average of 86 points while giving up 68.3.
DID YOU KNOW: VMI as a collective unit has made 13.1 3-pointers per game this season, which is third-most among Division I teams.
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