|Hofstra||T Buie 14.7||J Hall 9.4||S Mejia 4.1|
|William & Mary||M Thornton 18.2||T Rusthoven 7.3||M Thornton 2.9|
William & Mary plays host to Hofstra at William & Mary Hall on Saturday. The game gets underway at 12:00 EST and you can see it on CSN-MA, PHI, CSS, MSG. The Tribe fell to the Pride 70-59 on January 12th and are 3-5 against them over the last four years.
Hofstra and William & Mary are close in the CAA, holding down 9th and 10th place, respectively.
In their last game, Marcus Thornton put up 22 points in the Tribe 66-56 loss to Delaware on January 30th. With 18.2 points per game and 2.9 assists per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. For the Pride, David Imes put up 10 points and 6 rebounds in the 62-41 loss to James Madison on January 31st. He is averaging 6.8 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.
There is a single key statistical area where William & Mary can exploit Hofstra, scoring, where the Tribe have an edge over the Pride, 67 points per game to 59 points per game.
- William & Mary players are more experienced than Hofstra players (12,951 minutes played vs 10,112 minutes played).
- We're so much better than you, we get lazy. William & Mary has come back to win after being down at half against Hofstra 3 times since 2001.
- The William & Mary scoring leader (Marcus Thornton) has more points than the Hofstra scoring leader (Taran Buie).
- It's only wins and losses, but William & Mary has a better overall record than Hofstra this season (8-12 vs 5-15).
- William & Mary has a more potent offense, scoring more points (67.6 per game vs 60.4 per game) than Hofstra this season.
- William & Mary is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on William & Mary is 77.4 inches compared to 76.0 inches for Hofstra.
- Even computers respect William & Mary more. We have a better RPI this season than Hofstra (RPI: #297 vs #313).
- William & Mary is a better three-point shooting team (33.1% vs 29.4%) than Hofstra this season.
- William & Mary is better under pressure, and has defeated Hofstra in 3 out of the last 5 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
- The William & Mary rebounding leader (Tim Rusthoven) has more rebounds than the Hofstra rebounding leader (Stephen Nwaukoni).
- Marcus Thornton is ranked 4th in the CAA in points, 31st nationally in three-pointers, and 8th in the CAA in assists.
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