Richmond faces Auburn in Legends Classic
Richmond (5-0) vs. Auburn (6-0)
Legends Classic , Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Richmond is set to face Auburn in the Legends Classic. Auburn earned an 84-59 win over New Mexico in its most recent game, while Richmond emerged with a 62-52 win against Wisconsin in its last outing.
SAVVY SENIORS: Richmond’s Nick Sherod, Blake Francis and Grant Golden have collectively scored 56 percent of the team’s points this season and have accounted for 55 percent of all Spiders scoring over the last five games.GIFTED GILYARD: Jacob Gilyard has connected on 55.6 percent of the 27 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 15 of 27 over the last five games. He’s also made 81 percent of his free throws this season.
ASSIST RATIOS: The Spiders have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Tigers. Auburn has an assist on 59 of 109 field goals (54.1 percent) across its previous three matchups while Richmond has assists on 56 of 91 field goals (61.5 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Richmond as a collective unit has made 11.8 3-pointers per game this season, which is fourth-most among Division I teams.