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BU looks to sweep Navy

February 28, 2019

Navy (10-18, 7-10) vs. Boston University (14-16, 7-10)

Case Gym, Boston; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Boston University goes for the season sweep over Navy after winning the previous matchup in Annapolis. The teams last went at it on Jan. 12, when the Terriers shot 49.1 percent from the field while limiting Navy to just 48.2 percent en route to a six-point victory.

STEPPING UP: Max Mahoney is putting up 16.7 points and 6.5 rebounds to lead the way for the Terriers. Tyler Scanlon has complemented Mahoney and is producing 13.7 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. The Midshipmen have been led by Hasan Abdullah, who is averaging 10.5 points and 4.4 assists.

ACCURATE ABDULLAH: Abdullah has connected on 28.6 percent of the 112 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 2 for 10 over his last three games. He’s also converted 63.4 percent of his foul shots this season.

BEHIND THE ARC: Navy’s George Kiernan has attempted 145 3-pointers and connected on 33.1 percent of them, and is 10 for 23 over his last five games.

COLD SPELL: Navy has lost its last six road games, scoring 63.3 points, while allowing 77.5 per game.

DID YOU KNOW: Navy is ranked first among Patriot League teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 32.2 percent. The Midshipmen have averaged 12.2 offensive boards per game.


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