Mitchell, SHSU host SLU
Southeastern Louisiana (4-10, 1-2) vs. Sam Houston State (10-5, 3-1)
Johnson Coliseum, Huntsville, Texas; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two forwards will be on display as Ty Brewer and Southeastern Louisiana will go up against Kai Mitchell and Sam Houston State. The sophomore Brewer has scored 25 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 15.2 over his last five games. Mitchell, a senior, is averaging 14 points over the last five games.
FEARLESS FRESHMEN: Southeastern Louisiana’s Brewer, Byron Smith and Nick Caldwell have combined to score 44 percent of the team’s points this season and have accounted for 42 percent of all Lions scoring over the last five games.
RAMPING IT UP A NOTCH: The Bearkats have scored 82.8 points per game against conference opponents thus far, an improvement from the 74.6 per game they managed in non-conference play.BREWER GETS BUCKETS: In 14 appearances this season, Southeastern Louisiana’s Brewer has shot 54.3 percent.
UNDEFEATED WHEN: Sam Houston State is a perfect 6-0 when it holds an opponent to 65 points or fewer. The Bearkats are 4-5 when opponents score more than 65 points.
PASSING FOR POINTS: The Bearkats have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Lions. Sam Houston State has an assist on 48 of 87 field goals (55.2 percent) over its previous three outings while Southeastern Louisiana has assists on 31 of 64 field goals (48.4 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: The Sam Houston State offense has scored 80.9 points per game this season, ranking the Bearkats 19th among Division 1 teams. The Southeastern Louisiana defense has allowed 78.2 points per game to opponents (ranked 283rd).