New Hampshire vs. Hartford: Full Game Preview
|New Hampshire||F Myrick 13.3||C Pelcher 6.6||C Rhoads 3.4|
|Hartford||M Nwakamma 15.1||M Nwakamma 5.7||Y Moore 2.5|
Hartford welcomes New Hampshire to Chase Arena at Reich Family Pavilion on Wednesday. The game gets underway at 7 p.m. EST. The Hawks defeated the Wildcats 51-40 on Jan. 24 and are 5-4 against them over the past four years.
Hartford is in fifth place in the conference, New Hampshire is in eigth place.
In their last outing, despite 12 points from Mark Nwakamma, the Hawks fell to Albany 75-49 on Feb. 16. An integral part of the team, he leads the way in points (15.1), rebounds (5.7), and blocks (0.8). For the Wildcats, Chris Pelcher put up 15 points and 7 rebounds in the 68-56 loss to Boston University on Feb. 17. With 6.6 rebounds per game and 1.4 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. One category in which New Hampshire is especially proficient is turnover percentage at 18.9 percent, ranking second in their conference (and 105th nationally).
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- Hartford has a better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (40.0 percent to 34.6 percent).
- The Hartford scoring leader (Mark Nwakamma, 408 points) has more points than the New Hampshire scoring leader (Ferg Myrick, 320 points).
- The Hartford steals leader (Evan Cooper, 41 steals) has more steals than the New Hampshire steals leader (Chandler Rhoads, 37 steals).
- Wes Cole is ranked 7th in the America East in three-pointers.
- Boom! Hartford defeated New Hampshire by 5 points the last time they played (Feb 20, 2013).
- Hartford is a better three-point shooting team (33.8 percent vs. 29.3 percent) than New Hampshire this season.
- Hartford has a better record in close games than New Hampshire this season (6-2 vs. 2-6).
- Mark Nwakamma is ranked 3rd in the America East in points, 5th in the America East in steals, and 7th in the America East in blocks.
- Hartford has a stronger schedule (including future opponents) than New Hampshire this season (Projected SOS Rank: No. 234 vs. No. 253).
- Hartford has a better record at home than New Hampshire this season (9-4 vs. 4-6).