Northeastern seeks revenge on Delaware
Northeastern (18-10, 12-4) vs. Delaware (16-13, 8-8)
Bob Carpenter Center Acierno Arena, Newark, Delaware; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Delaware goes for the season sweep over Northeastern after winning the previous matchup in Boston. The teams last met on Dec. 30, when the Fightin’ Blue Hens shot 45.8 percent from the field while holding Northeastern to just 45 percent en route to a two-point victory.
SUPER SENIORS: Northeastern has relied heavily on its seniors. Vasa Pusica, Jordan Roland, Donnell Gresham Jr. and Anthony Green have combined to account for 62 percent of all Huskies scoring this season, though their output has dropped to 28 percent over the team’s last five games.
FUELING THE OFFENSE: Pusica has either made or assisted on 43 percent of all Northeastern field goals over the last three games. Pusica has accounted for 23 field goals and 13 assists in those games.
PERFECT WHEN: Northeastern is a perfect 8-0 when its defense holds opponents to a field goal percentage of 42.9 percent or less. The Huskies are 10-10 when allowing opponents to shoot any better than that.
PASSING FOR POINTS: The Blue Hens have recently created baskets via assists more often than the Huskies. Delaware has 35 assists on 61 field goals (57.4 percent) across its previous three matchups while Northeastern has assists on 42 of 83 field goals (50.6 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Northeastern as a team has made 9.6 3-pointers per game this season, which is second-most among CAA teams. The Huskies have averaged 10.8 3-pointers per game over their last five games.