Fri, Dec 3, 2021 3:31 PM
Bethune-Cookman (1-6) vs. Central Florida (4-2)
Addition Financial Arena, Orlando, Florida; Sunday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Joe French and Bethune-Cookman will take on Darius Perry and Central Florida. The sophomore French has scored 27 percent of the team's points this season and is averaging 16.6 over his last five games. Perry, a senior, is averaging 13.4 points and 5.2 assists over the last five games.
VETERAN PRESENCE: Senior leadership has been on display for both teams this year. Perry, Brandon Mahan and Cheikh Mbacke Diong have collectively scored 37 percent of Central Florida's points this season. For Bethune-Cookman, Dylan Robertson, Marcus Garrett and Collins Joseph have collectively scored 38 percent of the team's points this season.
CREATING OFFENSE: Perry has either made or assisted on 44 percent of all Central Florida field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has 17 field goals and 14 assists in those games.
COLD SPELL: Bethune-Cookman has lost its last four road games, scoring 57.5 points, while allowing 79 per game.
ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Knights have recently gotten baskets via assists more often than the Wildcats. Central Florida has an assist on 37 of 70 field goals (52.9 percent) over its past three outings while Bethune-Cookman has assists on 29 of 72 field goals (40.3 percent) during its past three games.
LAST FIVE: Bethune-Cookman has averaged only 64.4 points per game over its last five games. The Wildcats are giving up 75.4 points per game over that stretch.