Ga. Southern hosts Mercer
Mercer (3-1) vs. Georgia Southern (2-2)
W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse, Statesboro, Georgia; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Mercer and Georgia Southern both look to put winning streaks together . Each team earned a home victory on Friday. Georgia Southern earned a 76-73 win over Radford, while Mercer got an 84-68 win over Florida Gulf Coast.
FAB FRESHMEN: Georgia Southern’s Isaiah Crawley, Elijah McCadden and Calvin Wishart have combined to score 50 percent of all Eagles points this season.EFFECTIVE ETHAN: Ethan Stair has connected on 36 percent of the 25 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 6 of 17 over the last three games. He’s also made 92.9 percent of his foul shots this season.
PASSING FOR POINTS: The Eagles have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Bears. Georgia Southern has 51 assists on 93 field goals (54.8 percent) over its past three contests while Mercer has assists on 44 of 87 field goals (50.6 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: The Georgia Southern defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 27.5 percent of all possessions, which is the 22nd-highest rate in the country. Mercer has turned the ball over on 21.9 percent of its possessions (ranked 262nd among Division I teams).