New Orleans vs. Air Force: Full Game Preview
|New Orleans||L Cook 15.3||C Dixon 4.7||R Nelson 6.8|
|Air Force||M Lyons 18.9||M Lyons 4.8||T Fletcher 4.0|
On Wednesday, Air Force hosts New Orleans at Clune Arena. Tip-off is at 9:00 EST.
In their last outing, behind 37 points and 6 rebounds from Michael Lyons, the Falcons defeated Boise State 91-80 on January 19th. On top of his scoring average of 18.9 points per game, he delivers 4.8 rebounds per game. In a 96-94 victory over New Jersey Tech on January 21st, Lovell Cook put up 32 points and 6 rebounds for the Privateers. He leads the team with 15.3 points per game.
Air Force has a distinct advantage over New Orleans in one significant stat, turnovers, where the Falcons appear to have the edge over the Privateers, 11 per game to 17 per game. New Orleans ranks 2nd in their conference in turnover percentage at 23.6, which also places them 319th in the country.
New Orleans StatSmack
- The Air Force rebounding leader (Michael Lyons) has more rebounds than the New Orleans rebounding leader (Cory Dixon).
- Air Force is a better three-point shooting team (39.5% vs 29.7%) than New Orleans this season.
- Air Force allows fewer rebounds (32.5 allowed per game vs 39.0 allowed per game) than New Orleans this season.
- Air Force has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (0.564 to 0.450).
- We just win. Air Force has more wins over the last 5 years than New Orleans (73 vs 41).
- It's only wins and losses, but Air Force has a better overall record than New Orleans this season (8-3 vs 3-8).
- The Air Force blocks leader (Taylor Broekhuis) has more blocks than the New Orleans blocks leader (Cory Dixon).
- The Air Force three-point leader (Michael Lyons) has more three-pointers than the New Orleans three-point leader (Max Banchy).
- Air Force takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than New Orleans (2 vs 0).
- The Air Force scoring leader (Michael Lyons) has more points than the New Orleans scoring leader (Lovell Cook).