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Davidson looks to sweep Richmond

March 8, 2019

Davidson (22-8, 13-4) vs. Richmond (12-18, 6-11)

Robins Center, Richmond, Virginia; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Richmond seeks revenge on Davidson after dropping the first matchup in Davidson. The teams last played on Jan. 19, when the Wildcats outshot Richmond from the field 46.7 percent to 43.6 percent and made eight more 3-pointers en route to the 13-point victory.

LEADING THE WAY: Richmond’s Grant Golden has averaged 17.3 points and 7.1 rebounds while Jacob Gilyard has put up 16.8 points, 5.1 assists and three steals. For the Wildcats, Jon Axel Gudmundsson has averaged 17 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists while Kellan Grady has put up 17.1 points and 4.3 rebounds.

CREATING OFFENSE: Gudmundsson has made or assisted on 51 percent of all Davidson field goals over the last five games. The junior guard has accounted for 33 field goals and 31 assists in those games.

WINLESS WHEN: Richmond is 0-16 this year when it scores 70 points or fewer and 12-2 when it scores at least 71.

ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Spiders have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Wildcats. Richmond has an assist on 51 of 73 field goals (69.9 percent) over its previous three contests while Davidson has assists on 49 of 79 field goals (62 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: The Richmond offense has recorded a turnover on only 15.9 percent of its possessions, which is the 23rd-lowest rate in the country. The Davidson defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 17.1 percent of all possessions (ranked 295th among Division I teams).

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