Grand Canyon looks to extend streak vs Chicago State

first_imgFEARLESS FRESHMEN: Chicago State’s Andrew Lewis, Rajeir Jones and Amir Gholizadeh have combined to score 38 percent of the team’s points this season, including 72 percent of all Cougars scoring over the last five games.WAC IMPROVEMENT: The Antelopes have scored 72.8 points per game against conference opponents so far, an improvement from the 67.5 per game they managed against non-conference competition.ACCURATE ANDREW: Lewis has connected on 31.7 percent of the 60 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 7 of 14 over the last three games. He’s also made 88.1 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: The Antelopes are 0-8 when they score 62 points or fewer and 11-5 when they exceed 62 points. The Cougars are 0-21 when they fail to score more than 74 points and 4-1 on the season, otherwise.COLD SPELL: Chicago State has lost its last seven road games, scoring 56.4 points, while allowing 83.6 per game.DID YOU KNOW: Grand Canyon has committed a turnover on just 17.2 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-lowest rate among all WAC teams. The Antelopes have turned the ball over only 11.7 times per game this season. Associated Press February 14, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditChicago State (4-22, 0-11) vs. Grand Canyon (11-13, 6-4)Grand Canyon University Arena, Phoenix; Saturday, 8 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Grand Canyon looks for its 10th straight win in the head-to-head series over Chicago State. In its last nine wins against the Cougars, Grand Canyon has won by an average of 24 points. Chicago State’s last win in the series came on Feb. 26, 2015, a 74-70 victory.center_img ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Grand Canyon looks to extend streak vs Chicago Statelast_img read more

Hunt, Shafer scout vulnerable Maryland defense

first_imgTerrel Hunt loves what he’s seeing on tape.It shows West Virginia dropping 40 points and nearly 700 yards of offense on Maryland — Syracuse’s opponent at 12:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome on Saturday — in a 40-37 Mountaineers’ victory.“I was really excited to see how many yards they put up,” Hunt said of West Virginia on Tuesday evening. “I was trying to find out their tendencies and really what they do in certain formations and the coverages that they play. What they do when they blitz, little things like that.“They’re going to come tough. They’re a good defense.”WVU quarterback Clint Trickett amassed 511 yards and four scores through the air and completed 37 of his 49 passing attempts. Two Mountaineer wide receivers eclipsed 130 receiving yards.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThree WVU wideouts had longs of more than 40 yards, hinting at the Terrapins’ susceptibility to big plays.“They gave up a couple plays here and there and West Virginia earned some points on them as well,” SU head coach Scott Shafer said during the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference Wednesday. “But before that, you watch Maryland — they’re a very good defensive football team.”Hunt and his offense are coming off a 40-point showing of their own, a blowout win over Central Michigan on Saturday in the quarterback’s first full game of the season after being ejected in the season opener. Having all the pieces available on offense for the entirety of the game, Hunt said, allowed the unit to get back on track.But when Hunt was asked if Syracuse can match the Mountaineers’ output against Maryland, the quarterback smiled and held off on making any bold statements.“I’m not going to say anything,” he said with a laugh. “I’m not going to say anything.” Comments Published on September 17, 2014 at 1:30 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more