Buie, Hofstra visit Northeastern
Hofstra (12-5, 3-1) vs. Northeastern (9-7, 3-1)
Matthews Arena, Boston; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two senior guards will be on display as Desure Buie and Hofstra will go up against Jordan Roland and Northeastern. Buie has scored 24 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 24.6 over his last five games. Roland is averaging 15.6 points over the last five games.
PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE: Each of these teams has relied heavily on their seniors this year. Roland, Bolden Brace and Maxime Boursiquot have collectively scored 53 percent of Northeastern’s points this season. For Hofstra, Buie, Eli Pemberton and Tareq Coburn have collectively accounted for 59 percent of the team’s total scoring, including 62 percent of all Pride points over their last five.
STEPPING IT UP: The Pride have scored 62.8 points per game against conference opponents so far, an improvement from the 74.4 per game they managed in non-conference play.
KEY FACILITATOR: Buie has made or assisted on 47 percent of all Hofstra field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 27 field goals and 12 assists in those games.
SCORING THRESHOLDS: Northeastern is 8-0 when scoring at least 72 points and 1-7 when falling shy of that total. Hofstra is 9-0 when it puts up 75 or more points and 3-5 on the year, otherwise.
STREAK STATS: Hofstra has won its last three road games, scoring 81.3 points, while allowing 71.7 per game.
DID YOU KNOW: Northeastern has made 9.2 3-pointers per game as a team this year, which is second-best among CAA teams.