VMI hosts American after Watkins’ 20-point game

American Eagles (4-6) at VMI Keydets (2-7)

Lexington, Virginia; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: VMI faces the American Eagles after Brennan Watkins scored 20 points in VMI’s 75-71 loss to the Presbyterian Blue Hose.

The Keydets have gone 2-1 at home. VMI leads the SoCon with 28.4 defensive rebounds per game led by Taeshaud Jackson averaging 8.0.

The Eagles are 0-5 on the road. American is seventh in the Patriot League allowing 74.7 points while holding opponents to 48.1% shooting.

VMI’s average of 7.3 made 3-pointers per game is 1.7 fewer made shots on average than the 9.0 per game American gives up. American has shot at a 44.0% clip from the field this season, 3.9 percentage points greater than the 40.1% shooting opponents of VMI have averaged.

TOP PERFORMERS: Watkins is scoring 14.6 points per game and averaging 1.7 rebounds for the Keydets. Koree Cotton is averaging 13.6 points and 4.0 rebounds while shooting 44.6% for VMI.

Geoff Sprouse averages 2.4 made 3-pointers per game for the Eagles, scoring 10.3 points while shooting 35.8% from beyond the arc. Matt Rogers is averaging 15.5 points and 6.7 rebounds for American.


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