The Radford Highlanders and UNC Asheville Bulldogs meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Kimmel Arena. The Radford Highlanders look to get back to a .500 record. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs look for their ninth win.
The Radford Highlanders are averaging 74.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 66.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Kenyon Giles is averaging 12.8 points and 1.5 rebounds, while DaQuan Smith is averaging 11.2 points and 3.6 rebounds. Josiah Jeffers is grabbing 2.5 rebounds and Bryan Antoine is dishing 0.9 assists. The Radford Highlanders are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 67.2 percent from the free throw line. The Radford Highlanders are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game.
The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are averaging 79.5 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 74.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Drew Pember is averaging 18.5 points and 9.1 rebounds, while Tajion Jones is averaging 14.7 points and 4.7 rebounds. Jamon Battle is the third double-digit scorer and Nicholas McMullen is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 66.5 percent from the free throw line. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are allowing 29.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game.
The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are comfortably the more trustworthy offensive team here, and they're at home, where they win by an average of 29.8 points. The Radford Highlanders have had issues playing up to their competition this season, and they lose in the underdog role by an average of 6.2 points. Give me UNC Asheville in this spot.