Thomasson and Niagara host Mount St. Mary’s

Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers (5-8, 1-1 MAAC) at Niagara Purple Eagles (6-5, 1-1 MAAC)

Lewiston, New York; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Niagara -2.5; over/under is 122.5

BOTTOM LINE: Niagara plays the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers after Noah Thomasson scored 27 points in Niagara’s 73-67 victory over the Binghamton Bearcats.

The Purple Eagles are 3-0 in home games. Niagara averages 10.8 turnovers per game and is 3- when it wins the turnover battle.

The Mountaineers are 1-1 in conference matchups. Mount St. Mary’s ranks fourth in the MAAC shooting 34.6% from downtown. Jedy Cordilia leads the Mountaineers shooting 100% from 3-point range.

The Purple Eagles and Mountaineers meet Saturday for the first time in conference play this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Thomasson averages 1.5 made 3-pointers per game for the Purple Eagles, scoring 17.0 points while shooting 38.6% from beyond the arc.

Jalen Benjamin is averaging 15 points and 4.3 assists for the Mountaineers.

LAST 10 GAMES: Purple Eagles: 6-4, averaging 66.3 points, 31.3 rebounds, 11.9 assists, 4.5 steals and 2.9 blocks per game while shooting 44.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 65.2 points per game.

Mountaineers: 4-6, averaging 64.6 points, 30.4 rebounds, 13.9 assists, 6.6 steals and 2.5 blocks per game while shooting 42.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 65.1 points.

___

The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

Copyright © 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.

Related Categories:

Sports

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up