Oakland, Rice meet in Gulf Coast Showcase

Rice (4-1) vs. Oakland (3-2)

Gulf Coast Showcase , Hertz Arena, Estero, Florida; Tuesday, 5 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Rice and Oakland are set to square off in the Gulf Coast Showcase. Oakland earned a 63-61 win over Vermont in its most recent game, while Rice got a 109-104 win in overtime against Evansville in its last outing.

BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: The dynamic Jamal Cain has averaged a double-double (22.6 points, 12.4 rebounds and 2.6 steals) to lead the way for the Golden Grizzlies. Complementing Cain is Jalen Moore, who is maintaining an average of 12.2 points and 5.4 assists per game. The Owls are led by Max Fiedler, who is averaging a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

KEY FACILITATOR: Moore has been directly responsible for 43 percent of all Oakland field goals over the last three games. Moore has 16 field goals and 17 assists in those games.

PASSING FOR POINTS: The Owls have recently gotten baskets via assists more often than the Golden Grizzlies. Oakland has 29 assists on 76 field goals (38.2 percent) over its previous three outings while Rice has assists on 48 of 93 field goals (51.6 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: Oakland is rated second among Horizon teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 30.7 percent. The Golden Grizzlies have averaged 11.8 offensive boards per game.

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