UNO looks to end streak vs SFA
Stephen F. Austin (12-2, 3-0) vs. New Orleans (4-9, 0-3)
Lakefront Arena, New Orleans; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Stephen F. Austin looks to extend New Orleans’s conference losing streak to five games. New Orleans’ last Southland win came against the Sam Houston State Bearkats 79-76 on March 15, 2019. Stephen F. Austin got past Southeastern Louisiana by 11 on the road in its last outing.
FABULOUS FRESHMEN: New Orleans’ Bryson Robinson, Troy Green and Ahren Freeman have collectively accounted for 51 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 65 percent of all Privateers points over the last five games.
STEPPING IT UP: The Privateers have scored 72.3 points per game against conference opponents so far, an improvement from the 59.3 per game they managed in non-conference play.HOT HARRIS: Kevon Harris has connected on 32.8 percent of the 58 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 19 over the last five games. He’s also made 78.8 percent of his foul shots this season.
SLIPPING AT 74: New Orleans is 0-9 this year when it allows 74 points or more and 4-0 when holding opponents to fewer than 74.
ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Privateers have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Lumberjacks. New Orleans has 34 assists on 64 field goals (53.1 percent) across its past three outings while Stephen F. Austin has assists on 48 of 92 field goals (52.2 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: The Stephen F. Austin offense has scored 83.8 points per game this season, ranking the Lumberjacks fourth among Division I teams. The New Orleans defense has allowed 75.5 points per game to opponents (ranked 259th overall).