Davidson at Northeastern
When: 4:00 PM ET, Saturday, December 7, 2019
Where: Matthews Arena, Boston, Mass
BOSTON – Only the savviest of Boston basketball fans will recognize the fact the best of hoops games to be played today in New England will be staged at the great Matthews Arena on the campus of Northeastern University where, surely, Cats and Dogs will be fighting.
In an Atlantic 10 vs Colonial Athletic Association matchup, coach Bill Coen’s Northeastern’s Huskies (5-4) will host the Davidson Wildcats (3-5) and coach Bob McKillop. Yes, it’s two great college basketball coaches who’ve each built their own programs into highly respected, highly consistent, tournament-level teams – each nightmare match-ups for opponents. Simply put? Dogs vs. Cats!
Northeastern is riding a two-game win streak, while Davidson limps into Matthews, losers of three of their last four games, including a 66-53 loss to Temple at the Orlando Classic when Davidson shot an anemic 18-50 from the field and was out-rebounded by a 38-27 margin.
Look for NEU’s senior-redshirt guard Jordan Roland to be the key figure in today’s game. Roland scored a game-high 28 points in his last outing, a 78-63 win over Maine. Earlier this season, Roland lit-up Harvard with a 42-point performance (13-19 FG, 6-of-9 from 3P, 10-11 FT) in a 84-79 home win over Harvard.
Overall Team Offense
The Northeastern Huskies are ranked No. 8 for offensive field goal percentage shooting 51.2% while attempting 52.6 shots per game. The Huskies shooting percentages include 81.5% for free throw percentage and 44.2% for three point percentage so far this season.
The Davidson Wildcats are ranked No. 110 for offensive field goal percentage shooting 44.7% while attempting 55.6 shots per game. The Wildcats shooting percentages include 78.4% for free throw percentage and 33.2% for three point percentage so far this season.
Home and Away
The Northeastern Huskies are 2-1 at home this season, 0-0 against conference opponents, and 5-4 against non-conference opponents.
At home the Huskies are averaging 77.0 scoring, and holding teams to 72.7 points scored on defense.
The Davidson Wildcats are 0-1 while on the road this season, 0-0 against conference opponents, and 3-5 against non-conference opponents.
On the road, the Wildcats are averaging 58.0 scoring while holding teams to 71.0 points scored on defense.