UTSA, FIU meet in conference play
UTSA (6-8, 0-1) vs. Florida International (10-4, 1-0)
Ocean Bank Convocation Center, Miami; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Florida International hosts UTSA in a CUSA matchup. UTSA fell 79-64 at Florida Atlantic in its last outing. Florida International is coming off a 69-67 win at home over UTEP in its most recent game.
SAVVY SENIORS: Florida International’s Osasumwen Osaghae, Devon Andrews and Trejon Jacob have collectively accounted for 45 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 49 percent of all Panthers points over the last five games.JUMPING FOR JHIVVAN: Jhivvan Jackson has connected on 32.2 percent of the 146 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 18 of 49 over his last five games. He’s also converted 84.1 percent of his free throws this season.
SLIPPING AT 72: UTSA is 0-8 when it allows at least 72 points and 6-0 when it holds opponents to less than 72.
BEHIND THE ARC: UTSA’s Keaton Wallace has attempted 101 3-pointers and connected on 31.7 percent of them, and is 18 of 40 over the last five games.
DID YOU KNOW: The Florida International offense has scored 81.4 points per game this season, ranking the Panthers 16th nationally. The UTSA defense has allowed 74.7 points per game to opponents (ranked 251st).