MVSU seeks revenge on Nicholls St.

Mississippi Valley State (0-8) vs. Nicholls State (7-4)

David R. Stopher Gym, Thibodaux, Louisiana; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Mississippi Valley State seeks revenge on Nicholls State after dropping the first matchup in Itta Bena. The teams last played each other on Dec. 9, when the Colonels outshot Mississippi Valley State 58.5 percent to 42.3 percent and hit six more 3-pointers en route to the 15-point victory.

LEADING THE CHARGE: The explosive Ty Gordon has averaged 19.7 points to lead the way for the Colonels. Devante Carter is also a top contributor, accounting for 11.1 points and 2.1 steals per game. The Delta Devils have been led by Robert Carpenter, who is averaging 13.8 points and five rebounds.CLUTCH CARPENTER: Carpenter has connected on 28.9 percent of the 45 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 7 of 33 over his last five games. He’s also converted 88.5 percent of his free throws this season.

PERFECT WHEN: Nicholls State is a perfect 6-0 when the team makes eight or more 3-pointers. The Colonels are 1-4 when the team hits fewer than eight threes.

TWO STREAKS: Mississippi Valley State has dropped its last six road games, scoring 53.8 points and allowing 87.5 points during those contests. Nicholls State has won its last four home games, scoring an average of 98.8 points while giving up 55.8.

DID YOU KNOW: Nicholls State is ranked second among Southland teams with an average of 78.9 points per game. The Colonels have averaged 83.3 points per game over their last three games.


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