NW State looks to sweep UNO

New Orleans (8-20, 4-14) vs. Northwestern State (12-15, 9-9)

Prather Coliseum, Natchitoches, Louisiana; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Northwestern State goes for the season sweep over New Orleans after winning the previous matchup in New Orleans. The teams last played each other on Jan. 29, when the Demons shot 49.2 percent from the field while holding New Orleans’s shooters to just 38.1 percent en route to the 82-74 victory.

LEADING THE WAY: Northwestern State’s Nikos Chougkaz has averaged nine points and 7.2 rebounds while Trenton Massner has put up 8.4 points. For the Privateers, Bryson Robinson has averaged 18.4 points and 4.1 rebounds while Troy Green has put up 14.4 points and 4.2 rebounds.


OFFENSIVE THREAT: Green has either made or assisted on 43 percent of all New Orleans field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has 24 field goals and 11 assists in those games.

YET TO WIN: The Demons are 0-7 when they score 63 points or fewer and 12-8 when they exceed 63 points. The Privateers are 0-19 when they fail to score more than 75 points and 8-1 on the season, otherwise.

UNBEATEN WHEN: The Demons are 6-0 when they hold opposing teams to 66 points or fewer and 6-15 when opponents exceed 66 points. The Privateers are 5-0 when at least five of their players score in double-figures and 3-20 on the year otherwise.

STINGY STATE: Northwestern State has held opposing teams to only 40.8 percent shooting, the lowest percentage among all Southland teams. Against conference opponents, the Demons have held opposing shooters to 40.6 percent.


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