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Navy and Lafayette meet in a conference game | Ncaa basketball


Marine (10-4, 3-0) vs. Lafayette (3-9, 0-1)

Kirby Sports Center, Easton, Pennsylvania; Monday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The opponents of the Patriot League clash when the Navy takes on Lafayette. Navy won 73-55 against Bucknell in their last home game. Lafayette lost 79-74 in his last game at Holy Cross.

TEAMLEADER: Lafayette’s Neal Quinn averaged 12.5 points, 7.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists, while Kyle Jenkins averaged 11.4 points and 6.7 rebounds. For the Midshipmen, John Carter Jr. scored 14.3 points and 4.1 rebounds while Tyler Nelson scored 8.1 points and 4.9 rebounds.

OPENING CREATION: Quinn has accounted for 41 percent of all Lafayette field goals in the last five games. The junior striker has 31 field goals and 26 assists in these games.

SLIPPING AT 68: Lafayette is 0-9 this year if she allows 68 or more points and 3-0 if she keeps opponents below 68.

SUPPORT FOR TOOLS: The Leopards have used assists more often than the Midshipmen lately to create buckets. Lafayette has 45 assists on 86 field goals (52.3 percent) in the last three games, while Navy has assists on 39 of 81 field goals (48.1 percent) in the last three games.

DID YOU KNOW: The Navy Defense only allowed opponents 59.3 points per game, which is the 17th lowest score in the country. The Lafayette offensive has only collected 69.3 points in 12 games (217th place among the teams in Division I).

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