Taylor, SIUE host Ft. Wayne

Purdue Fort Wayne (4-4) vs. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (3-6)

Sam M. Vadalabene Center, Edwardsville, Illinois; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Jarred Godfrey and Purdue Fort Wayne will take on Ray’Sean Taylor and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. The senior Godfrey has scored 24 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 21 over his last five games. Taylor, a sophomore, is averaging 18.2 points over the last five games.

LEADING THE WAY: Southern Illinois-Edwardsville’s Taylor has averaged 17.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.2 steals while Shaun Doss Jr. has put up 12.2 points and 6.3 rebounds. For the Mastodons, Godfrey has averaged 18.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists while Ra Kpedi has put up 12.5 points and 7.6 rebounds.

SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Godfrey has directly created 47 percent of all Purdue Fort Wayne field goals over the last three games. Godfrey has 16 field goals and 19 assists in those games.

SLIPPING AT 67: Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 0-6 this year when it allows 67 points or more and 3-0 when holding opponents to fewer than 67.

ASSIST RATIOS: The Mastodons have recently converted baskets via assists more often than the Cougars. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville has an assist on 33 of 74 field goals (44.6 percent) across its previous three outings while Purdue Fort Wayne has assists on 44 of 74 field goals (59.5 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is ranked first among OVC teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 36.9 percent. The Cougars have averaged 13.4 offensive boards per game.

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