Stetson vs Green Bay Preview

Stetson vs Green Bay

Stetson men’s basketball concludes its three-game road trip when the Hatters visit Green Bay, 8 p.m., Monday. The game can be seen live on ESPN3. The Hatters (4-3) are hoping to bounce back after suffering a 94-56 loss at North Dakota State on Saturday. Senior Divine Myles scored a season-high 24 points, but he was the only Hatter to reach double figures.

Myles moved into the top 10 in Stetson career scoring–he enters Monday’s game with 1,424 points, good for 10th all-time. Myles will reach another milestone on Monday when he starts his 100th game. Myles has played in all but two games in his Stetson career, and started 99 of 102 in which he has appeared.

This is Stetson’s first visit to Green Bay but the second meeting overall between the Hatters and Phoenix. Stetson and UWGB first met on Jan, 5, 1971 in DeLand where Green Bay handed the Hatters a 67-66 loss in the Hatters Classic.

The Hatters have committed just 68 turnovers in the season’s first seven games, an average of 9.7 per game. That average not only leads the ASUN Conference, but also ranks 10th in the NCAA.

The Phoenix (2-2) enter Monday’s game following a 57-50 win at home against Florida A&M on Friday. The Phoenix were able to grind out the victory despite converting just 14 field goals and five three-pointers. The Phoenix made up for the poor shooting with consistent shooting at the free throw line, going 24-for-29 (82.8 percent). Khalil Small led the way with 16 points and seven rebounds, including an 11-for-12 effort at the charity stripe. Kameron Hankerson added 12 points and was the only player in the game to make multiple threes.

Something’s gotta give…

Stetson doesn’t turn the ball over (9.7 per game) and Green Bay plays phenomenal defense allowing 59.8 points per game, which ranks in the Top 25 of all NCAA basketball. With the defense doing its part, it comes as no surprise that GB is allowing a Horizon League-best 34.4 field goal percentage defense total. What is even more impressive is that teams are shooting just 10-for-98 from 3-point range against the Phoenix, which stands at only 10.2 percent, which leads the NCAA as of Saturday, Nov. 25. GB held FAMU to a 1-for-14 effort from long-range.

Player to Watch

Green Bay senior Khalil Small was named to the Horizon League All-Defensive Team last season, serving as the team’s lock down defender and being forced to guard some of the best players in the HL. The Chicago native averaged 5.2 RPG, registered over a steal per game and finished with 9.6 PPG in league games last season. He will be the key to a Phoenix victory if they were to come away with the win tonight.

Prediction

Stetson plays sound, ball-control offense without turning the ball over and Green Bay plays lock-down in your face defense. I always tend to lean towards the defensive side of the ball when it comes to a matchup like this.

Green Bay 68 Stetson 57

 

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