People’s United Center, Hamden, Connecticut; Sunday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Ray Salnave and Monmouth will battle Rich Kelly and Quinnipiac. The senior Salnave has scored 21 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 19 over his last five games. Kelly, a junior, is averaging 17.8 points over the last five games.
TEAM LEADERS: Kelly is putting up 17.8 points and 4.2 assists to lead the way for the Bobcats. Complementing Kelly is Kevin Marfo, who is maintaining an average of 9.5 points and 13.2 rebounds per game. The Hawks have been led by Salnave, who is averaging 14.4 points and 4.1 rebounds.
DEFENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS: The Bobcats have allowed just 58.3 points per game to conference opponents thus far, an improvement from the 72.2 per game they gave up in non-conference play.