Elon squares off against Shaw

Shaw vs. Elon (3-8)

Schar Center, Elon, North Carolina; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Elon Phoenix are set to battle the Bears of Division II Shaw. Elon is coming off a 63-61 home win against Winthrop in its most recent game.

TEAM LEADERS: Darius Burford has averaged 11.5 points and 4.4 rebounds to lead the charge for the Phoenix. Torrence Watson has paired with Burford and is averaging 12.2 points per game.DARIUS FROM DEEP: Through 11 games, Elon’s Darius Burford has connected on 33.3 percent of the 24 3-pointers he’s attempted. He’s also converting 66.7 percent of his foul shots this season.

DID YOU KNOW: Elon went 2-1 overall when playing out-of-conference competition last year. The Phoenix scored 68.7 points per matchup across those three contests.

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