East Carolina (10-4, 1-1) vs. Cincinnati (11-5, 1-2)
Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Tristen Newton and East Carolina will battle David DeJulius and Cincinnati. The sophomore Newton has scored 25 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 18.2 over his last five games. DeJulius, a senior, is averaging 14 points over the last five games.
BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Cincinnati’s DeJulius has averaged 12.9 points while Jeremiah Davenport has put up 12.3 points and 4.9 rebounds. For the Pirates, Newton has averaged 18.2 points, four rebounds and 5.1 assists while Vance Jackson has put up 10.9 points and 5.9 rebounds.
FUELING THE OFFENSE: Newton has either made or assisted on 47 percent of all East Carolina field goals over the last three games. Newton has accounted for 20 field goals and 18 assists in those games.
ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Pirates have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Bearcats. Cincinnati has an assist on 49 of 79 field goals (62 percent) across its previous three contests while East Carolina has assists on 56 of 81 field goals (69.1 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Cincinnati has committed a turnover on just 15.1 percent of its possessions this season, which is the best percentage among all AAC teams. The Bearcats have turned the ball over only 10.1 times per game this season.
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