CAA foes will battle when the Towson Tigers (16-11, 9-5 CAA) square off against the William & Mary Tribe (18-10, 10-5 CAA) at SECU Arena. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 20, 2020.
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In the Tribe’s last game, they were victorious over the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens, 81-77. Nathan Knight was William & Mary’s leading scorer with 33 points on 12-for-19 shooting. The Tribe had a phenomenal effective field goal percentage of 0.609 (above their season average of 0.527) and had a turnover percentage of 14.6 (better than their season average of 17.0).
The Tigers will look to keep it rolling after beating the James Madison Dukes in their last matchup, 63-48. With 14 points on 5-for-14 shooting, Brian Fobbs was Towson’s high scorer. Towson dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.175 (below their season average of 0.257) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.2 (above their season average of 32.3). For those same stats, James Madison was 0.034 and 22.0, respectively.
Half-court execution will be at a premium when two of the country’s slowest-paced teams square off. Towson currently ranks 301st in possessions per game (66.6) and William & Mary is 260th (67.5).
These two squads have already met once this season. The Tigers won 70-58. The Tigers played a flawless game. They had a great free throw rate of 0.286 and a solid offensive rebounding percentage of 32.0. For those same stats, the Tribe were 0.200 and 23.3, respectively. Jason Gibson was the game’s top overall scorer with 21 points.
William & Mary Tribe vs. Towson Tigers Odds Prediction
Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Towson, ATS Winner – Towson, O/U – Over
The Tribe average 4.1 blocks per game, which ranks 53rd in the country. The Tigers rank 56th in blocks allowed per game (2.8).
William & Mary ranks 41st in rebounds allowed per game (31.9) while Towson ranks 44th (32.0).
Towson ranks 17th in steals allowed per game (4.9) while William & Mary ranks 155th (6.8).
The Tribe rank 104th in assists per game (13.6) while the Tigers rank 236th (11.0).
William & Mary ranks 163rd in three pointers attempted per game (21.6) while Towson ranks 236th (19.3).
The Tigers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 4.6, up from 4.5 for the season.
During their last five games, the Tribe have scored an average of 66.4 points per game (5.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 74.0 points per game (4.9 above their season average).