Texas Rio Grande Valley (4-7) vs. UTSA (6-4)
UTSA Convocation Center, San Antonio; Friday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two junior guards will be on display as Justin Johnson and Texas Rio Grande Valley will face Dhieu Deing and UTSA. Johnson has scored 25 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 19 over his last five games. Deing is averaging 20.2 points over the last five games.
SAVVY SENIORS: Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Ricky Nelson, Mike Adewunmi and Marek Nelson have collectively scored 39 percent of the team’s points this season and have accounted for 41 percent of all Vaqueros scoring over the last five games.JUMPING FOR JUSTIN: Johnson has connected on 45.9 percent of the 37 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 11 of 24 over the last five games. He’s also converted 67.2 percent of his foul shots this season.
COLD SPELL: Texas Rio Grande Valley has lost its last three road games, scoring 70.7 points, while allowing 85.7 per game.
ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Vaqueros have recently converted baskets via assists more often than the Roadrunners. UTSA has 32 assists on 76 field goals (42.1 percent) over its previous three games while Texas Rio Grande Valley has assists on 35 of 66 field goals (53 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Texas Rio Grande Valley has attempted the second-most free throws among all WAC teams. The Vaqueros have averaged 21.9 free throws per game.
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