Rush leads Youngstown State against Purdue Fort Wayne after 21-point showing

Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons (9-5, 1-2 Horizon) at Youngstown State Penguins (10-4, 2-1 Horizon)

Youngstown, Ohio; Saturday, 2:45 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Youngstown State -4; over/under is 152

BOTTOM LINE: Youngstown State faces the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons after Brandon Rush scored 21 points in Youngstown State’s 85-71 win over the Cleveland State Vikings.

The Penguins are 5-1 in home games. Youngstown State leads the Horizon shooting 38.2% from deep, led by Josh Irwin shooting 60.0% from 3-point range.

The Mastodons have gone 1-2 against Horizon opponents. Purdue Fort Wayne is second in the Horizon with 14.7 assists per game led by Jarred Godfrey averaging 4.5.

The Penguins and Mastodons meet Saturday for the first time in Horizon play this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Dwayne Cohill is scoring 18.0 points per game and averaging 2.5 rebounds for the Penguins. Malek Green is averaging 14.6 points and 7.3 rebounds over the last 10 games for Youngstown State.

Godfrey is averaging 16 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.6 steals for the Mastodons. Bobby Planutis is averaging 3.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Purdue Fort Wayne.

LAST 10 GAMES: Penguins: 7-3, averaging 83.1 points, 32.4 rebounds, 14.2 assists, 7.5 steals and 2.3 blocks per game while shooting 49.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 71.5 points per game.

Mastodons: 7-3, averaging 77.5 points, 34.7 rebounds, 14.3 assists, 8.3 steals and 2.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 65.7 points.

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