Lehigh (1-8) vs. Syracuse (5-5)
Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Evan Taylor and Lehigh will take on Buddy Boeheim and Syracuse. The junior Taylor is averaging 13.6 points over the last five games. B. Boeheim, a senior, has scored 23 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 14.6 over his last five games.
SAVVY SENIORS: Syracuse’s B. Boeheim, Jimmy Boeheim and Cole Swider have collectively scored 57 percent of the team’s points this season, including 57 percent of all Orange scoring over the last five games.EFFECTIVE EVAN: Taylor has connected on 32.4 percent of the 37 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 5 for 15 over his last three games. He’s also converted 69.6 percent of his free throws this season.
STREAK STATS: Lehigh has lost its last five road games, scoring 61 points, while allowing 71.2 per game.
ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Mountain Hawks have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Orange. Syracuse has 38 assists on 72 field goals (52.8 percent) over its past three outings while Lehigh has assists on 47 of 78 field goals (60.3 percent) during its past three games.
LAST FIVE: Lehigh has averaged only 67.4 points per game over its last five games. The Mountain Hawks are giving up 75 points per game over that span.
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