LMU visits Duquesne
Loyola Marymount (2-3) vs. Duquesne (5-0)
Gateway Christian Academy, Bimini, Bahamas; Sunday, 6:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Duquesne goes up against Loyola Marymount in an early season matchup. Each team last saw action this past Friday. Duquesne knocked off Air Force by six points, while Loyola Marymount fell 72-60 to Indiana State.
BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: The play-making Eli Scott is averaging 14.8 points, six rebounds and 6.2 assists to lead the charge for the Lions. Ivan Alipiev is also a big contributor, accounting for 16 points and five rebounds per game. The Dukes have been led by Sincere Carry, who is averaging 14 points, four rebounds and four assists.
KEY FACILITATOR: Scott has accounted for 46 percent of all Loyola Marymount field goals over the last three games. The sophomore guard has 17 field goals and 19 assists in those games.
THREAT FROM DISTANCE: Loyola Marymount’s Alipiev has attempted 34 3-pointers and connected on 38.2 percent of them, and is 13 of 34 over his last five games.
ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Lions have recently converted baskets via assists more often than the Dukes. Duquesne has an assist on 35 of 70 field goals (50 percent) over its past three outings while Loyola Marymount has assists on 41 of 78 field goals (52.6 percent) during its past three games.
STIFLING DEFENSE: Duquesne has held opposing teams to 58.6 points per game, the second-lowest figure among all A10 teams.