Southern Miss squares up against UNCW

Southern Miss (2-2) vs. UNC Wilmington (3-2)

Dahlberg Arena, Missoula, Montana; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Southern Miss and UNC Wilmington both look to put winning streaks together . Both programs earned victories this past weekend. UNC Wilmington earned a 67-63 win on the road over Delaware State on Saturday, while Southern Miss emerged with an 82-75 win at home against Lamar on Sunday.

SQUAD LEADERSHIP: The explosive Tae Hardy is averaging 21.3 points and 2.5 steals to lead the way for the Golden Eagles. Isaih Moore is also a primary contributor, putting up 14.8 points and seven rebounds per game. The Seahawks have been led by Jaylen Sims, who is averaging 10.6 points and seven rebounds.

FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Mike Okauru has made or assisted on 42 percent of all UNC Wilmington field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 16 field goals and 11 assists in those games.

ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Seahawks have recently gotten buckets via assists more often than the Golden Eagles. UNC Wilmington has an assist on 36 of 65 field goals (55.4 percent) across its previous three outings while Southern Miss has assists on 34 of 66 field goals (51.5 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: UNC Wilmington has committed a turnover on just 15 percent of its possessions this season, which is the top percentage among all CAA teams. The Seahawks have turned the ball over only 9.8 times per game this season.

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