Iona faces Yale

Yale (6-5) vs. Iona (8-2)

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Yale and Iona both look to put winning streaks together . Each program won at home in their last game. Iona earned an 80-54 win over Rider on Dec. 3, while Yale won easily 71-52 in overtime over Albany on Tuesday.

TEAM LEADERS: Iona’s Nelly Junior Joseph has averaged 14.2 points and eight rebounds while Tyson Jolly has put up 14 points and 5.2 rebounds. For the Bulldogs, Azar Swain has averaged 18.2 points and 4.5 rebounds while Matthue Cotton has put up 12.1 points and 4.3 rebounds.ACCURATE AZAR: Swain has connected on 30.4 percent of the 69 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 11 of 32 over his last five games. He’s also made 86 percent of his foul shots this season.

THREAT FROM DEEP: Yale’s Cotton has attempted 72 3-pointers and connected on 33.3 percent of them, and is 12 of 33 over the last five games.

ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Gaels have recently gotten buckets via assists more often than the Bulldogs. Iona has an assist on 47 of 79 field goals (59.5 percent) across its previous three outings while Yale has assists on 40 of 72 field goals (55.6 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: Iona has attempted the fifth-most free throws in all of Division I. The Gaels have averaged 24.7 free throws per game.


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