Pepper, UC Davis host Portland

Portland (8-6) vs. UC Davis (6-3)

The Pavilion, Davis, California; Wednesday, 5 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Tyler Robertson and Portland will go up against Elijah Pepper and UC Davis. The junior Robertson is averaging 15 points over the last five games. Pepper, a sophomore, has scored 22 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 16.2 over his last five games.

LEADING THE CHARGE: The Pilots are led by Robertson and Chris Austin. Robertson is averaging 14.6 points and six rebounds while Austin is putting up 15.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. The Aggies have been led by sophomores Pepper and Ezra Manjon. Pepper has averaged 15.6 points and five rebounds while Manjon has put up 13.9 points per game.TERRIFIC TYLER: Robertson has connected on 32.9 percent of the 76 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 12 of 30 over the last five games. He’s also made 93.2 percent of his free throws this season.

PERFECT WHEN: UC Davis is a perfect 5-0 when it scores at least 71 points. The Aggies are 1-3 when scoring any fewer than that.

ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Pilots have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Aggies. UC Davis has 39 assists on 88 field goals (44.3 percent) across its previous three matchups while Portland has assists on 33 of 73 field goals (45.2 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: UC Davis is ranked second in the Big West with an average of 71 possessions per game.


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