Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks (9-8, 2-1 MEAC) at South Carolina State Bulldogs (3-16, 0-3 MEAC)
Orangeburg, South Carolina; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Da’Shawn Phillip and the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks visit Rakeim Gary and the South Carolina State Bulldogs on Saturday.
The Bulldogs have gone 2-1 at home. South Carolina State is eighth in the MEAC in team defense, allowing 85.7 points while holding opponents to 50.1% shooting.
The Hawks are 2-1 in MEAC play. Maryland-Eastern Shore is sixth in the MEAC shooting 33.5% from downtown. Ahamadou Fofana leads the Hawks shooting 43.3% from 3-point range.
The Bulldogs and Hawks match up Saturday for the first time in MEAC play this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Gary is averaging 11.5 points for the Bulldogs. Cam Jones is averaging 8.4 points over the last 10 games for South Carolina State.
Phillip is shooting 45.8% and averaging 10.6 points for the Hawks. Donchevell Nugent is averaging 1.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Maryland-Eastern Shore.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bulldogs: 2-8, averaging 78.1 points, 31.3 rebounds, 14.9 assists, 7.6 steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 43.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 84.3 points per game.
Hawks: 6-4, averaging 70.6 points, 27.6 rebounds, 15.2 assists, 10.6 steals and 2.1 blocks per game while shooting 45.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 68.0 points.
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