Texas Rio Grande Valley (5-10, 0-3) vs. Stephen F. Austin (9-5, 1-1)
William R. Johnson Coliseum, Nacogdoches, Texas; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
CONCLUSION: Stephen F. Austin plans to extend the losing streak of the Texas Rio Grande Valley Conference to 10 games. The last Texas Rio Grande Valley WAC win came on January 16, 2021 against the Dixie St. Trailblazers 72-65. Stephen F. Austin lost his last game 77-71 in overtime on the road to Tarleton St.
INCREASE: Stephen F. Austin’s Gavin Kensmil averaged 15.2 points and 7.4 rebounds while David Kachelries averaged 11.2 points and 4.6 assists. For the vaqueros, Justin Johnson averaged 16.9 points and 5.5 rebounds while Marek Nelson scored 10.3 points. JUMP FOR JUSTIN: J. Johnson has connected 39.6 percent of the 48 3-pointers he’s tried and made 2 out of 9 over his last three games. He’s also made 67.4 percent of his fouls this season.
BEHIND THE ARC: Xavier Johnson of Texas Rio Grande Valley has tried 52 3-pointers and connected at 26.9 percent of them, and is 5 for 18 in the last three games.
SUPPORT DISTRIBUTION: The vaqueros have used assists more often than the lumberjacks lately to create baskets. Stephen F. Austin has 48 assists on 80 field goals (60 percent) in the last three games, while Texas Rio Grande Valley has assists on 46 of 76 field goals (60.5 percent) in the last three games.
DID YOU KNOW THAT: Stephen F. Austin’s defense has forced opponents to lose the ball at an impressive 24.8 percent of all ball possession, the 22nd highest rate in the country. Texas Rio Grande Valley has flipped the ball with 20.3 percent of possession (number 272 among Division I teams).
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