Rucker, Army visit NJIT

Army (5-4) vs. NJIT (5-3)

Wellness and Events Center, Newark, New Jersey; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Jalen Rucker and Army will face Dylan O’Hearn and NJIT. The sophomore Rucker has scored 22 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 16.2 over his last five games. O’Hearn, a senior, is averaging 21.2 points over the last five games.

STEPPING UP: The electric O’Hearn is putting up 19.9 points to lead the way for the Highlanders. Miles Coleman is also a big contributor, producing 14.9 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. The Black Knights are led by Rucker, who is averaging 16 points and 4.2 rebounds.JUMPING FOR JALEN: Rucker has connected on 41.8 percent of the 67 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 12 of 35 over the last five games. He’s also converted 66.7 percent of his foul shots this season.

STREAK STATS: Army has dropped its last three road games, scoring 57.3 points and allowing 73 points during those contests. NJIT is on a three-game home winning streak, scoring an average of 71 points while giving up 55.7.

ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Black Knights have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Highlanders. NJIT has an assist on 39 of 86 field goals (45.3 percent) across its previous three games while Army has assists on 38 of 77 field goals (49.4 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: NJIT attempts more free throws per game than any other America East team. The Highlanders have averaged 21.5 free throws per game this season and 23.6 per game over their last five games.


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