The Southeastern Louisiana Lions and the BYU Cougars meet in college basketball action from the Marriott Center on Wednesday night.
Lions Fall To Auburn
The Southeastern Louisiana Lions come into this one 1-1 on the year after an 86-71 loss to Auburn last time out. Roger McFarlane leads the Lions in scoring and rebounding with 19 PPG and 8 RPG while Roscoe Eastmond has 14 PPG with 3.5 RPG and 3 APG as well on the year. Nick Caldwell has 11.5 PPG with 5 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Southeastern Louisiana so far this season. Brody Rowbury has 9.5 PPG with 6.5 RPG while Carlos Paez has team-highs of 4 APG and 1.5 SPG as well this season. As a team, Southeastern Louisiana is averaging 80.5 PPG on 50.4% shooting from the field, 37.5% from three and 69.8% from the foul line this season.
BYU Takes Out San Diego State
The BYU Cougars come into this one looking to build on a 74-65 win over San Diego State to improve to 2-0 on the year as a result. Spencer Johnson leads the Cougars in scoring and assists with 15 PPG and 5 APG along with 6 RPG as well while Trevin Knell has 13 PPG with 4.5 RPG. Jaxson Robinson has 12.5 PPG and Dallin Hall has 12 PPG with 3 APG while Richie Saunders has 10.5 PPG with 4.5 RPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for BYU up to this point in the year. Fousseyni Traore also has 9 PPG with a team-high 8.5 RPG to lead the Cougars on the glass so far this season. As a team, BYU is averaging 92 PPG on 45.5% shooting from the field, 35.7% from three and 79.4% from the foul line this season.
I’m rolling with the over here. I have to give Southeastern Louisiana some credit with how well they battled with a really good Auburn team and I think they’ll be able to give BYU some fits here too. However, BYU’s also really solid and really efficient offensively, and I think this is just going to end up being a higher-scoring game than some may give it credit for. All in all, I’m looking for this one to end up flying over the number when all is said and done.