Long Island Sharks (2-13, 0-3 NEC) at Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (9-8, 2-0 NEC)
Teaneck, New Jersey; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Fairleigh Dickinson hosts the Long Island Sharks after Ansley Almonor scored 20 points in Fairleigh Dickinson’s 76-57 win over the Saint Francis (BKN) Terriers.
The Knights have gone 5-1 at home. Fairleigh Dickinson is 4-4 in games decided by 10 points or more.
The Sharks are 0-3 in NEC play. LIU ranks fifth in the NEC shooting 32.1% from 3-point range.
The Knights and Sharks face off Saturday for the first time in conference play this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Demetre Roberts is averaging 16.1 points and 4.1 assists for the Knights. Almonor is averaging 14.1 points and 4.6 rebounds while shooting 47.3% over the last 10 games for Fairleigh Dickinson.
R.J. Greene is averaging 9.7 points and 3.7 assists for the Sharks. Marko Maletic is averaging 15.9 points over the last 10 games for LIU.
LAST 10 GAMES: Knights: 6-4, averaging 74.2 points, 32.2 rebounds, 14.8 assists, 9.6 steals and 1.6 blocks per game while shooting 44.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 70.4 points per game.
Sharks: 1-9, averaging 67.4 points, 28.5 rebounds, 13.5 assists, 6.7 steals and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 43.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 84.5 points.
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