EWU looks for home win vs N. Dakota
North Dakota (4-6) vs. Eastern Washington (4-3)
Reese Court, Cheney, Washington; Sunday, 6:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Eastern Washington looks for its fourth straight win over North Dakota at Reese Court. The last victory for the Fighting Hawks at Eastern Washington was a 73-61 win on Jan. 30, 2014.
VETERAN PRESENCE: Senior leadership has been on display for both of these teams. Jacob Davison, Mason Peatling and Tyler Kidd have collectively scored 41 percent of Eastern Washington’s points this season. For North Dakota, Marlon Stewart, Kienan Walter and Billy Brown have collectively scored 37 percent of the team’s points this season.
KEY CONTRIBUTOR: Stewart has either made or assisted on 44 percent of all North Dakota field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has 15 field goals and 13 assists in those games.
SLIPPING AT 74: North Dakota is 0-5 when it allows at least 74 points and 4-1 when it holds opponents to less than 74.
ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Eagles have recently converted baskets via assists more often than the Fighting Hawks. Eastern Washington has an assist on 56 of 88 field goals (63.6 percent) across its past three contests while North Dakota has assists on 36 of 64 field goals (56.3 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Eastern Washington as a collective unit has made 11 3-pointers per game this season, which is fourth-best among Division I teams.