Key Stats for the First Four

14 Mar

First Four

East: #16 Florida Gulf Coast vs. #16 Fairleigh Dickinson-FGCU is 28th in the nation in field goal percentage with 47.7 and FDU is 272nd in field goal percentage defense at 45.2.

Key Match Up: Fairleigh Dickinson’s freshman Mike Holloway against FGCU’s leading scoring Marc Eddy Norelia.

East: #11 Michigan vs. #11 Tulsa-Michigan is 50th in fg% and Tulsa is 161st but both teams struggle rebounding Michigan is 326th in rebounds per game (32) and Tulsa is 237th (35).

Key Match Up: The backcourts; Michigan’s Zak Irvin and Derrick Walton vs. Tulsa’s Shaquille Harrison and James Woodard

West: #16 Holy Cross vs. #11 Southern-Who wins the turnover battle? Holy Cross is 136th in turnovers forced with 13, Southern ranks 92nd  in the same category while both teams are top 46 in turnover margin.

Key Match Up: Holy Cross’ Malachi Alexander facing off with Southern’s sophomore Jared Sam

South: #11 Vanderbilt vs. #11 Wichita State-The Shockers are the top team in the country in points allowed 59.3 and Vanderbilt scores nearly 77 points per game.

Key Match Up: Point guard battle, Wichita State’s Fred Vanvleet facing Vandy’s Wade Baldwin IV

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