Quinn, Lafayette host NJIT

NJIT (4-3) vs. Lafayette (2-5)

Kirby Sports Center, Easton, Pennsylvania; Sunday, 2 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Two forwards will be on display as Miles Coleman and NJIT will battle Neal Quinn and Lafayette. The senior Coleman has scored 25 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 16.2 over his last five games. Quinn, a junior, is averaging 10.8 points over the last five games.

TEAM LEADERS: Coleman is averaging 16.4 points and six rebounds to lead the charge for the Highlanders. Dylan O’Hearn is also a primary contributor, maintaining an average of 16.7 points per game. The Leopards have been led by Quinn, who is averaging 10.4 points and eight rebounds.MIGHTY MILES: Coleman has connected on 32.4 percent of the 34 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 6 of 22 over the last five games. He’s also converted 80 percent of his foul shots this season.

SLIPPING AT 74: Lafayette is 0-5 this year when it allows 74 points or more and 2-0 when holding opponents to fewer than 74.

LONG-RANGE THREAT: NJIT’s O’Hearn has made 39.2 percent of his 51 3-point attempts this year, and is 10 for 27 over the last three games. For Lafayette, Tyrone Perry has connected on 35.3 percent of his 51 attempts from deep and is 7 for 23 over his last three games.

DID YOU KNOW: The stout NJIT defense has held opposing offenses to a field goal percentage of 36.3 percent, the 14th-best mark in the country. Lafayette has allowed opponents to shoot 44.4 percent from the field through seven games (ranked 250th).


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