Fairleigh Dickinson (0-9) vs. Virginia (6-4)
John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Fairleigh Dickinson looks to end its nine-game losing streak as it goes up against Virginia. Fairleigh Dickinson is looking to break its current nine-game losing streak. Virginia lost 52-49 at James Madison on Dec. 7.
BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Virginia’s Jayden Gardner has averaged 13.9 points and 8.5 rebounds while Kihei Clark has put up 10.7 points and 4.1 assists. For the Knights, Brandon Rush has averaged 13.8 points while John Square Jr. has put up 7.4 points and 4.3 rebounds.BRILLIANT BRANDON: Rush has connected on 27.5 percent of the 40 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 3 of 15 over his last three games. He’s also made 80.6 percent of his foul shots this season.
STREAK STATS: Fairleigh Dickinson has lost its last eight road games, scoring 61.9 points, while allowing 82.3 per game.
ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Cavs have recently gotten baskets via assists more often than the Knights. Virginia has an assist on 45 of 73 field goals (61.6 percent) across its previous three outings while Fairleigh Dickinson has assists on 35 of 66 field goals (53 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: The Virginia defense has allowed only 55.8 points per game to opponents this season, ranking the Cavaliers seventh among Division I teams. The Fairleigh Dickinson offense has averaged 61 points through nine games (ranked 269th, nationally).
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