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Delaware, William & Mary meet in CAA quarters

March 8, 2019

No. 5 seed Delaware (16-15, 8-10) vs. No. 4 seed William & Mary (14-16, 10-8)

Colonial Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, South Carolina; Sunday, 1:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Delaware and William & Mary are set to do battle in the CAA tournament quarterfinals. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last played on Feb. 2, when the Tribe outshot Delaware 50.9 percent to 33.9 percent and made six more 3-pointers en route to a 21-point victory.

FEARLESS FRESHMEN: William & Mary’s Nathan Knight, Chase Audige and L.J. Owens have combined to account for 50 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 47 percent of all Tribe points over the last five games.

KEY CONTRIBUTOR: Justin Pierce has either made or assisted on 45 percent of all William & Mary field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has accounted for 18 field goals and 17 assists in those games.

WINLESS WHEN: William & Mary is 0-7 this year when it scores 64 points or fewer and 14-9 when it scores at least 65.

ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Tribe have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Fightin’ Blue Hens. William & Mary has an assist on 47 of 77 field goals (61 percent) across its past three outings while Delaware has assists on 33 of 73 field goals (45.2 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: William & Mary is ranked second in the CAA with an average of 70 possessions per game.

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