SLU, Texas A&M-CC seek first conference win
Southeastern Louisiana (3-10, 0-2) vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (4-9, 0-2)
American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas; Saturday, 4:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Southeastern Louisiana goes up against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi as both teams look for its first Southland win of the season. Southeastern Louisiana came up short in an 82-71 game at home to Stephen F. Austin on Thursday. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi lost 73-52 on the road against Nebraska on Sunday.
VARYING EXPERIENCE: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has leaned on senior leadership this year while Southeastern Louisiana has been fueled heavily by freshmen. Seniors Myles Smith, Jashawn Talton-Thomas, Elijah Schmidt and Jordan Hairston have combined to account for 63 percent of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s scoring this season and 66 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. On the other side, freshmen Ty Brewer, Nick Caldwell and Byron Smith have collectively scored 44 percent of the team’s points this year.MIGHTY MYLES: M. Smith has connected on 41 percent of the 61 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 8 of 16 over the last three games. He’s also converted 83.7 percent of his foul shots this season.
SLIPPING AT 63: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is 0-8 this year when it allows 63 points or more and 4-1 when holding opponents to fewer than 63.
THREAT BEHIND THE ARC: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Nolan Bertain has attempted 81 3-pointers and connected on 30.9 percent of them, and is 6 for 15 attempts over the last three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Southeastern Louisiana has scored 66 points while allowing 80 points over its last five games. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has averaged 63.6 points while giving up 64.8 over its last five.