Hartford looks to extend streak vs New Hampshire
New Hampshire (7-6, 0-0) vs. Hartford (7-8, 0-0)
Chase Family Arena, West Hartford, Connecticut; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Hartford looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over New Hampshire. In its last five wins against the Wildcats, Hartford has won by an average of 18 points. New Hampshire’s last win in the series came on Feb. 18, 2017, an 82-52 victory.
SENIOR STUDS: Hartford’s Hunter Marks, Malik Ellison and Traci Carter have combined to score 39 percent of the team’s points this season, including 57 percent of all Hawks scoring over the last five games.GIFTED GUADARRAMA: Nick Guadarrama has connected on 42.6 percent of the 54 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 9 of 22 over his last five games. He’s also made 60.9 percent of his foul shots this season.
PERFECT WHEN: New Hampshire is a perfect 5-0 when it holds an opponent to 63 points or fewer. The Wildcats are 2-6 when opponents score more than 63.
ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Wildcats have recently converted baskets via assists more often than the Hawks. Hartford has an assist on 43 of 80 field goals (53.8 percent) across its past three outings while New Hampshire has assists on 39 of 67 field goals (58.2 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: New Hampshire is ranked first among America East teams with an average of 74.5 points per game.