Quinnipiac vs. Long Island: Full Game Preview
|Quinnipiac||I Azotam 13.6||I Azotam 8.0||D Johnson 3.9|
|Long Island||J Olasewere 19.2||J Olasewere 8.4||J Brickman 8.5|
Long Island matches up against Quinnipiac in the quarterfinals of the NEC Tournament at Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center on Wednesday. Tipoff occurs at 7 p.m. EST. The Blackbirds beat the Bobcats 96-90 on Mar. 2 and are 5-6 against them over the last four years.
In a 96-90 win over Quinnipiac on Mar. 2, Jamal Olasewere put up 33 points and 10 rebounds for the Blackbirds. He paces the team in points per game with 19.2, and rebounds per game with 8.4. For the Bobcats, Dave Johnson put up 24 points and five rebounds in the 96-90 loss to Long Island on Mar. 2. With 3.9 assists per game and 0.8 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. Quinnipiac can be found near the top of the conference standings in the following categories: offensive rebounding percentage at 40.8 and defensive rebounding percentage at 74.2.
- The Long Island steals leader (C.J. Garner, 42 steals) has more steals than the Quinnipiac steals leader (Dave Johnson, 21 steals).
- Jamal Olasewere is ranked 32nd nationally in points, 5th in the NEC in rebounds, and 9th in the NEC in steals.
- Boom! Long Island defeated Quinnipiac by 6 points the last time they played (Mar 02, 2013).
- Long Island players are more experienced than Quinnipiac players (18,284 minutes played vs. 15,528 minutes played).
- The Long Island three-point leader (Brandon Thompson, 54 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Quinnipiac three-point leader (Evan Conti, 33 three-pointers).
- Jason Brickman is ranked 1st nationally in assists.
- Long Island has come back to win after being down at half against Quinnipiac four times since 1998.
- Long Island is a better shooting team (47.3 percent vs. 42.8 percent) than Quinnipiac this season.
- Long Island is a better three-point shooting team (37.7 percent vs. 33.1 percent) than Quinnipiac this season.
- The Long Island assist leader (Jason Brickman, 255 assists) has more assists than the Quinnipiac assist leader (Dave Johnson, 110 assists).
- E.J. Reed is ranked 6th in the NEC in blocks.
|D||James Ford Jr||6||2||1||0||0||0||0|