Men’s Basketball Squares off With FMU on Thursday

Men’s Basketball Squares off With FMU on Thursday

Basketball Doubleheader
Dec. 7, 2017
The Wildcat Center

Men's Basketball
Johnson & Wales (2-7, 2-2 TSC) versus Florida Memorial (4-3, 1-2 TSC)
Tipoff – 8:00 p.m. ET

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NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (Dec. 6, 2017) – The Johnson & Wales men's basketball team (2-7, 2-2 TSC) will look to make it two-straight wins in Sun Conference action, hosting the Florida Memorial Lions (4-3, 1-2 TSC) on Thursday, December 7. Tipoff is set for 8:00 p.m. following the women's contest (6:00 p.m. start).

The Wildcats enter this week's action, averaging 64.8 points-per-game on 40.8 percent shooting from the floor. JWU is allowing 70.2 points-per-game which ranks No. 14 in the nation in scoring defense. With 39 blocks through the team's first nine games, JWU is averaging 4.33 blocks-per-contest (No. 4 in the nation).

JWU is led offensively by Nick Preradovic, who comes into Thursday's game averaging 15.8 points-per-game. Preradovic leads the team with 33 3-point field goals made (No. 13 in the nation) and is averaging 3.67 treys-per-game (No. 4 in the nation). Isa Brandon is averaging a double-double on the season with 11.7 points-per-game and 10.3 rebounds-per-contest (No. 8 in the nation). Brandon has tallied five double-doubles this season. He also leads the nation in offensive rebounds averaging 4.78 per game. Antonio Ruby averaging 10.8 points-per-game while leading the squad with 16 total blocked shots (1.78 bpg – No. 11 in the nation).


The Matchup  

  JWU FMU
Current Record 2 - 7 4 - 3
Scoring 583 477
Points Per Game 64.778 68.143
Scoring Margin -5.444 2.857
Field Goals 208 159
Field Goal Percentage 0.408 0.365
3-pt FG 76 51
3-point FG Percent 0.335 0.297
3-point FG made per game 8.444 7.286
Free Throws 91 108
Free throw pct 0.728 0.688
Rebounds 300 300
Rebounds per game 33.333 42.857
Rebounding Margin -1.111 3.000
Assists 94 72
Assists per game 10.444 10.286
Turnovers 145 101
Turnovers per game 16.111 14.429
Turnover margin -2.889 3.571
Assist/Turnover Ratio 0.648 0.713
Steals 62 57
Steals per game 6.889 8.143
Blocks 39 22
Blocks per game 4.333 3.143