San Francisco looks to extend streak vs Portland
San Francisco (11-5, 0-1) vs. Portland (8-8, 0-1)
Earle A. Chiles Center, Portland, Oregon; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: San Francisco looks for its ninth straight win in the head-to-head series over Portland. San Francisco has won by an average of 14 points in its last eight wins over the Pilots. Portland’s last win in the series came on Feb. 5, 2015, a 69-57 win.
LEADING THE WAY: Isaiah White is averaging 13.3 points to lead the way for the Pilots. JoJo Walker is also a primary contributor, producing 10.5 points per game. The Dons are led by Jamaree Bouyea, who is averaging 14.4 points and 4.4 rebounds.JUMPING FOR JAMAREE: Bouyea has connected on 36.1 percent of the 61 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 6 of 23 over the last five games. He’s also made 61.7 percent of his foul shots this season.
ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Pilots have recently gotten baskets via assists more often than the Dons. Portland has an assist on 33 of 74 field goals (44.6 percent) over its past three outings while San Francisco has assists on 25 of 73 field goals (34.2 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: The San Francisco offense has scored 80.6 points per game, the 24th-highest figure in Division I. Portland has only averaged 68.6 points per game, which ranks 214th nationally.