Central Ark. looks to end streak vs Nicholls St.
Central Arkansas (10-16, 5-8) vs. Nicholls State (11-15, 4-9)
David R. Stopher Gym, Thibodaux, Louisiana; Saturday, 4:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Nicholls State looks to extend Central Arkansas’s conference losing streak to seven games. Central Arkansas’ last Southland win came against the New Orleans Privateers 76-71 on Jan. 23. Nicholls State lost 84-74 in overtime to Sam Houston State in its most recent game.
SENIOR STUDS: Nicholls State’s Jeremiah Jefferson, Gavin Peppers and Daniel Regis have combined to account for 47 percent of all Colonels points this season, although that number has dropped to 28 percent over the last five games.
DOMINANT DEANDRE: DeAndre Jones has connected on 40 percent of the 120 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 11 of 31 over the last five games. He’s also converted 79.4 percent of his free throws this season.
COLD SPELL: Central Arkansas has lost its last three road games, scoring 76.7 points, while allowing 89 per game.
ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Colonels have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Bears. Nicholls State has 41 assists on 71 field goals (57.7 percent) across its past three matchups while Central Arkansas has assists on 35 of 73 field goals (47.9 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Nicholls State has made 10 3-pointers per game as a team this year, which is most among Southland teams.