UMass Lowell hosts Dartmouth
Dartmouth (3-1) vs. UMass Lowell (2-4)
Costello Athletic Center, Lowell, Massachusetts; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Dartmouth and UMass Lowell look to bounce back from losses. Each program is coming off a loss on Saturday. UMass Lowell lost 60-58 at home to Merrimack, while Dartmouth came up short in a 57-37 game to Jacksonville.
STEPPING UP: UMass Lowell’s Christian Lutete has averaged 24 points and 9.2 rebounds while Obadiah Noel has put up 14.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. For the Big Green, Chris Knight has averaged 12 points and 7.3 rebounds while Aaryn Rai has put up nine points and 6.5 rebounds.CLUTCH CHRISTIAN: Lutete has connected on 45.9 percent of the 37 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 14 of 30 over his last five games. He’s also made 81.8 percent of his free throws this season.
ASSIST RATIOS: The River Hawks have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Big Green. UMass Lowell has an assist on 58 of 84 field goals (69 percent) across its previous three outings while Dartmouth has assists on 27 of 54 field goals (50 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: UMass Lowell is rated second among America East teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 34.7 percent. The River Hawks have averaged 13 offensive boards per game.