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Bishop, Norfolk State visit Stony Brook

December 27, 2019 GMT

Norfolk State (4-10) vs. Stony Brook (8-6)

Island Federal Credit Union Arena, Stony Brook, New York; Sunday, 12 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Jermaine Bishop and Norfolk State will take on Elijah Olaniyi and Stony Brook. The senior Bishop is averaging 6.8 points over the last five games. Olaniyi, a junior, has scored 27 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 19 over his last five games.

SUPER SENIORS: Norfolk State has benefited heavily from its seniors. Bishop, Steven Whitley, Joe Bryant Jr. and Kashaun Hicks have combined to account for 58 percent all Spartans points this season, though that number has dropped to 47 percent over the team’s last five games.JUMPING FOR JERMAINE: Bishop has connected on 35.1 percent of the 94 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 20 over his last three games. He’s also made 85.2 percent of his foul shots this season.

WINLESS WHEN: Norfolk State is 0-10 when scoring fewer than 71 points and 4-0 when scoring at least 71.

TWO STREAKS: Norfolk State has dropped its last seven road games, scoring 57 points and allowing 69.4 points during those contests. Stony Brook has won its last three home games, scoring an average of 78.3 points while giving up 51.3.

DID YOU KNOW: Norfolk State is ranked second among MEAC teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 30.9 percent. The Spartans have averaged 11.2 offensive boards per game.

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