Baylor, Nova meet in Conway
Villanova (4-1) vs. Baylor (4-1)
Myrtle Beach Invitational , HTC Center, Conway, South Carolina; Sunday, 5 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Villanova is preparing to take on Baylor in the Myrtle Beach Invitational. Baylor earned a 77-65 win over Coastal Carolina in its most recent game, while Villanova won 83-76 against Mississippi State in its last outing.
LEADING THE CHARGE: Baylor’s Jared Butler has averaged 18.8 points and two steals while MaCio Teague has put up 15.2 points and 4.6 rebounds. For the Wildcats, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl has averaged 14.2 points and 9.6 rebounds while Collin Gillespie has put up 13 points and 5.8 assists.JUMPING FOR JEREMIAH: Robinson-Earl has connected on 38.5 percent of the 13 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 13 over the last five games. He’s also made 87.5 percent of his free throws this season.
ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Wildcats have recently converted buckets via assists more often than the Bears. Baylor has an assist on 38 of 76 field goals (50 percent) across its previous three matchups while Villanova has assists on 65 of 92 field goals (70.7 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Baylor has posted an excellent offensive rebound percentage of 37.9 percent this year. That rate is ranked 23rd in Division 1. The offensive rebound percentage for Villanova stands at just 27.6 percent (ranked 200th).