St. Pete’s, Quinnipiac start conference play

St. Peter’s (1-3, 0-0) vs. Quinnipiac (3-3, 0-0)

People’s United Center, Hamden, Connecticut; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: St. Peter’s visits Quinnipiac as MAAC play starts for both teams. In conference play last season, St. Peter’s finished with 10 wins and eight losses, while Quinnipiac won seven games and lost 10.

SENIOR STUDS: Quinnipiac has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Kevin Marfo, Tyrese Williams, Matt Balanc and Savion Lewis have combined to account for 54 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 52 percent of all Bobcats points over the last five games.EFFECTIVE EDERT: Doug Edert has connected on 42.1 percent of the 19 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 3 of 12 over his last three games. He’s also converted 85.7 percent of his free throws this season.

COLD SPELL: St. Peter’s has lost its last three road games, scoring 65 points, while allowing 77.7 per game.

PASSING FOR POINTS: The Peacocks have recently converted buckets via assists more often than the Bobcats. Quinnipiac has an assist on 32 of 71 field goals (45.1 percent) over its past three games while St. Peter’s has assists on 43 of 75 field goals (57.3 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: Quinnipiac is ranked second among MAAC teams with an average of 75.7 points per game.


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