Kinsey, Marshall host Northern Iowa

Northern Iowa (3-5) vs. Marshall (7-4)

Henderson Center, Huntington, West Virginia; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as AJ Green and Northern Iowa will go up against Taevion Kinsey and Marshall. The junior Green has scored 25 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 22.2 over his last five games. Kinsey, a senior, is averaging 21.6 points over the last five games.

TEAM LEADERSHIP: Marshall’s Kinsey has averaged 20.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists while Andrew Taylor has put up 13.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.6 assists. For the Panthers, Green has averaged 17.4 points while Nate Heise has put up 9.3 points and 4.9 rebounds.

OFFENSIVE THREAT: Kinsey has either made or assisted on 42 percent of all Marshall field goals over the last five games. Kinsey has accounted for 45 field goals and 24 assists in those games.

UNDEFEATED WHEN: Marshall is a perfect 7-0 when the team blocks at least seven opposing shots. The Thundering Herd are 0-4 this season when they block fewer than seven shots.

STREAK STATS: Marshall has won its last four home games, scoring an average of 86.3 points while giving up 68.3.

DID YOU KNOW: Marshall is ranked fifth in all of Division I with an average of 76.8 possessions per game. The fast-paced Thundering Herd have pushed that total to 80.5 possessions per game over their last three games.


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