Yale looks to extend streak vs Dartmouth
Dartmouth (11-13, 2-6) vs. Yale (17-4, 7-1)
John J. Lee Amphitheater, New Haven, Connecticut; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Yale looks for its eighth straight win in the head-to-head series over Dartmouth. In its last seven wins against the Big Green, Yale has won by an average of 11 points. Dartmouth’s last win in the series came on March 7, 2015, a 59-58 victory.
BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Yale’s Miye Oni has averaged 18.3 points and 6.6 rebounds while Jordan Bruner has put up 11 points and eight rebounds. For the Big Green, Chris Knight has averaged 16.1 points and 7.2 rebounds while Brendan Barry has put up 13.7 points.
DEFENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS: The Bulldogs have given up only 69 points per game across eight conference games, an improvement from the 76.6 per game they allowed in non-conference play.
KEY CONTRIBUTOR: Oni has either made or assisted on 41 percent of all Yale field goals over the last five games. The junior guard has accounted for 44 field goals and 19 assists in those games.
UNDEFEATED WHEN: Yale is a flawless 15-0 when its defense holds opponents to a field goal percentage of 41.4 percent or less. The Bulldogs are 2-4 when they let opponents to shoot any better than that.
THREAT FROM DISTANCE: Dartmouth’s Barry has attempted 155 3-pointers and connected on 47.7 percent of them, and is 8 of 21 over the last three games.
DID YOU KNOW: The quick-tempoed Yale offense has averaged 74.1 possessions per game this season, ranking the Bulldogs 30th nationally. Dartmouth has operated at a steadier pace and is averaging only 68 possessions per game (ranked 247th).