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Wagner looks for road win vs Mt. St. Mary’s

February 17, 2021 GMT

Wagner (7-5, 7-4) vs. Mount St. Mary’s (8-8, 7-5)

Knott Arena, Emmitsburg, Maryland; Wednesday, 4 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Wagner looks for its third straight win over Mount St. Mary’s at Knott Arena. Mount St. Mary’s’ last win at home against the Seahawks came on Feb. 24, 2018.

LEADING THE WAY: Mount St. Mary’s’ Damian Chong Qui has averaged 14.9 points and 5.3 assists while Nana Opoku has put up 9.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.1 blocks. For the Seahawks, Alex Morales has averaged 17.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 5.3 assists while Elijah Ford has put up 17.9 points and 6.6 rebounds.

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TAKING IT UP A NOTCH: The Mountaineers have scored 63.3 points per game and allowed 59.8 points per game across 12 conference games. Those are both solid improvements over the 45 points scored and 67 points allowed per game to non-conference opponents.

OFFENSIVE THREAT: Morales has accounted for 44 percent of all Wagner field goals over the last three games. Morales has 18 field goals and 20 assists in those games.

SLIPPING AT 65: Mount St. Mary’s is 0-5 this year when it allows 65 points or more and 8-3 when holding opponents to fewer than 65.

STREAK STATS: Wagner has won its last four road games, scoring 78.5 points, while allowing 68.3 per game.

GETTING DEFENSIVE: The steady Mount St. Mary’s defense has held opponents to 61.5 points per game, the 13th-lowest mark in Division I. Wagner has given up an average of 71.8 points through 12 games (ranking the Seahawks 200th).

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