The Radford Highlanders and William & Mary Tribe meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Kaplan Arena. The Radford Highlanders look for their fourth win. The William & Mary Tribe look to get back to a .500 record.
The Radford Highlanders are averaging 82.2 points on 49.5 percent shooting and allowing 62.6 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Kenyon Giles is averaging 14.8 points and 1.8 rebounds, while DaQuan Smith is averaging 13.6 points and 3.6 rebounds. Josiah Jeffers is the third double-digit scorer and Shaquan Jules is dishing 0.4 assists. The Radford Highlanders are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Radford Highlanders are allowing 27.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game.
The William & Mary Tribe are averaging 78.4 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 69.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Gabe Dorsey is averaging 11.2 points and 3.4 rebounds, while Ben Wight is averaging 11 points and 0.4 assists. Anders Nelson is the third double-digit scorer and Noah Collier is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The William & Mary Tribe are shooting 42.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The William & Mary Tribe are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game.
The Highlanders are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Tribe are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games. The over is 4-0 in Highlanders last 4 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Tribe last 5 overall.
The Radford Highlanders are off to a strong start defensively, and they turned some heads with competitive showings against Marquette and Notre Dame. The William & Mary Tribe haven't looked great when playing decent competition, and their defensive effort comes and goes. I'll lay the bucket with Radford.