Utah Valley faces USF in second round of CBI
Utah Valley (25-9) vs. South Florida (20-13)
CBI Second Round, USF Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida; Monday, 6 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Utah Valley is set to meet South Florida in the second round of the CBI. South Florida earned an 82-79 overtime win over Stony Brook on Wednesday, while Utah Valley won 92-84 against Cal State Northridge on Tuesday.
SUPER SENIORS: Utah Valley has relied heavily on its seniors. Jake Toolson, Conner Toolson, Baylee Steele, Ben Nakwaasah and Isaiah White have combined to account for 69 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 65 percent of all Wolverines points over the last five games.
OFFENSIVE THREAT: David Collins has either made or assisted on 48 percent of all South Florida field goals over the last three games. The sophomore guard has 16 field goals and 16 assists in those games.
STREAK STATS: Utah Valley has won its last three road games, scoring 72.3 points, while allowing 65 per game.
ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Bulls have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Wolverines. South Florida has an assist on 40 of 67 field goals (59.7 percent) over its past three games while Utah Valley has assists on 33 of 78 field goals (42.3 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: The South Florida defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 22.3 percent of all possessions, which is the 24th-highest rate in the country. Utah Valley has turned the ball over on 19.7 percent of its possessions (ranked 254th among Division I teams).