Radford Highlanders (3-5) at Presbyterian Blue Hose (2-3)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 3:00 pm (Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center)
The Line: Presbyterian Blue Hose +5.5 -- Over/Under: 127.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Radford Highlanders and the Presbyterian Blue Hose meet in college basketball action from the Ross E. Templeton P.E. Center on Thursday afternoon.
The Radford Highlanders will look to add to their 71-65 win over the Blue Hose on Wednesday. Quinton Morton-Robertson led the Highlanders with 18 points on 6 of 8 shooting with 3 threes and 3 assists while Lewis Djonkam added 16 points on a perfect 7 of 7 shooting that was matched by his team-high 7 rebounds. Dravon Mangum added 11 points on 4 of 7 shooting with 3 assists and Chyree Walker added 10 points on 4 of 4 shooting with 5 rebounds to finish off the scoring in double figures for Radford in the win. Fah’Mir Ali added 4 points with 3 assists as well. Ali leads Radford in scoring and assists with an average of 9.6 points and 3.1 assists per game while Walker leads the Highlanders in rebounding with 7 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Radford is averaging 63.7 points on 44% shooting from the field, 28.8% from 3-point range and 65.6% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 61.9 points on 40.2% shooting from the field and 37.6% from 3-point range this season.
The Presbyterian Blue Hose will try to bounce back from their loss to the Highlanders on Wednesday. Trevon Reddish led the Blue Hose with 24 points on 7 of 12 shooting with a 9 off 11 mark from the foul line with 3 steals while Owen McCormack added 14 points on 5 of 11 shooting with 4 threes and a team-high 7 rebounds with a pair of blocks. Rayshon Harrison added 12 points with a pair of threes, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Presbyterian in the losing effort. Harrison leads the Blue Hose in scoring and rebounding with an average of 16.8 points and 7.6 rebounds per game while Reddish leads the Blue Hose in assists with 2.3 assists per game this season. As a team, Presbyterian is averaging 71.8 points on 42.2% shooting from the field, 34% from 3-point range and 70.3% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 69 points on 48.6% shooting from the field and 43.8% from 3-point range this season.
It's hard to beat the same team twice in a back-to-back, but we've seen nothing from Presbyterian up to this point that would suggest that we have a close game on our hands here. Radford took care of business in the first meeting and I'm expecting more of the same in the rematch, so I'll lay the points with Radford here