|Louisiana Tech||R Appleby 14.5||M Kyser 5.9||K Smith 5.2|
|Seattle||C Trent 10.8||D Sunderhaus 6.5||P Obasi 4.5|
On Thursday, Seattle welcomes Louisiana Tech at Key Arena. Tipoff is at 10 p.m. EST. The Redhawks lost to the Bulldogs 78-71 on Jan. 19 and are 1-2 against them over the last four years.
Seattle is currently in ninth place in the conference and Louisiana Tech is in first.
The Redhawks fell 60-57 to New Mexico State on Feb. 9. Deshaun Sunderhaus finished with 14 points and 5 rebounds in the loss. He contributes a team-high 6.5 rebounds per game and 0.9 blocks per game. For the Bulldogs, Chris Anderson put up 8 points and 13 rebounds in the 84-69 blowout of Texas State on Feb. 9. He contributes 3.5 rebounds per game in addition to his 4 points per game. When considering the Four Factors, Louisiana Tech performs well in turnover percentage at 17.6 percent. This ranks first in the conference and 36th in the country.
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- Prince Obasi is ranked 2nd in the WAC in assists.
- You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Seattle currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (945 to 908) than Louisiana Tech, per the NCAA.
- Deshaun Sunderhaus is ranked 9th in the WAC in rebounds and 10th in the WAC in blocks.
- The Seattle rebounding leader (Deshaun Sunderhaus, 143 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Louisiana Tech rebounding leader (Michale Kyser, 142 rebounds).
- Seattle has a stronger schedule than Louisiana Tech this season (SOS Rank: No. 154 vs. No. 244).
- Chad Rasmussen is ranked 5th in the WAC in three-pointers.
- D`Vonne Pickett is ranked 5th in the WAC in assists and 5th in the WAC in steals.
- The Seattle three-point leader (Chad Rasmussen, 45 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Louisiana Tech three-point leader (Cordarius Johnson, 39 three-pointers).
- Seattle is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Seattle is 206 lbs compared to 195 lbs for Louisiana Tech.