Opponent Previews: Davidson (2-17)

Opponent: Davidson Wildcats
League: Atlantic 10 Conference

Record: 14-10 (9-4)

Notable Wins:  St. Bonaventure (20-6), VCU (15-11), Saint Louis (14-12)
Other Wins: UNC Wilmington, Charleston Southern, Charlotte, VMI, Akron, George Mason, La Salle, St.Joes, George Washington (2), Fordham,

Notable Losses: Appalachian State (11-16), Hawaii (14-10), Richmond (9-16) (2), Dayton (11-14),
Other Losses: Virginia, North Carolina, Nevada, URI, New Mexico State

Team Stats:                           UMass                               Davidson                Conference Rank
Points Per Game                  71.1 (251st)                      75.9 (120th)            4th         vs       10th
Rebounds Per Game           33.4 (287th)                      32.6 (311th)           9th          vs       11th
Assists Per Game                 15.5 (Tied-68th)               17.3 (13th)             3rd         vs        1st
Points Allowed                     73.5 (215th)                       67.0 (49th)

Starting 5:

Peyton Aldridge: #23 Forward, 6’8, 225 lbs
20.1 PPG    7.0 RPG    2.7 APG    .5 SPG    .5 BPG    .329 3P%

Kellan Grady: #31 Guard, 6’5, 195 lbs
16.4 PPG    3.4 RPG    2.0 APG    .7 SPG    .1 BPG    .385 3P%

Jon Axel Gudmundsson: #3 Guard, 6’4, 190 lbs
14.2 PPG    6.0 RPG    5.0 APG    1.5 SPG   .408 3P%

Kishawn Pritchett:  #20 Guard, 6’6, 225 lbs
6.6 PPG    2.2 RPG    3.7 APG    .5 SPG    .3 BPG    .519 FG%

Will Magarity: #22 Forward, 6’11, 250 lbs
5.4 PPG    4.0 RPG    .5 APG    .5 SPG    .6 BPG    .515 FG%

Key Role Players:

Oskar Michelsen: #15 Forward, 6’9, 220 lbs
5.6 PPG    2.7 RPG    .6 APG    .4 SPG    .3 BPG    .412 3P%

Rusty Reigel: #32 Guard, 6’2, 210 lbs
3.9 PPG    2.6 RPG    1.7 APG    .7 SPG    .500 FG%

Predictions:

75-62: Davidson

Keys to the Game:
1. Limit the three headed attack of Aldridge, Grady and Gundmundsson.
2. Keep shooting the three point ball efficiently and at a high rate.
3. With their lack of size, Guards, especially Unique McLean and C.J. Anderson, must contribute on the Glass to help Malik Hines

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