Flowers, LIU Brooklyn visits Merrimack | National News from the Associated Press
Long Island-Brooklyn (3-8, 0-1) vs. Merrimack (6-8, 1-0)
Hammel Court, North Andover, Massachusetts; Friday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two forwards will be exposed as Ty Flowers and Long Island-Brooklyn take on Jordan Minor and Merrimack. Senior Flowers has scored 24 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 18.8 in his last five games. Minor, a junior, is averaging 16.4 points in the last five games.
SUPER SENIORS: Long Island-Brooklyn has benefited a lot from its elders. Flowers, Eral Penn, Isaac Kante and Tre Wood have collectively accounted for 69% of the team’s points this year and 60% of all points for the Sharks in the team’s last five games. TERRIFIC TY: Flowers logged on 39.5% of the 86 3- pointers he attempted and went 13 for 24 in the last three games. He’s also managed 84.2% of his free throws this season.
WINLESS WHEN: Warriors are 0-5 when allowing 72 points or more and 6-3 when keeping opponents under 72. Sharks are 0-7 when allowing 69 points or more and 3-1 over the season, otherwise.
STRETCHED STATISTICS: Long Island-Brooklyn have lost their last eight road games, scoring 59.8 points, while allowing 78.5 per game.
DID YOU KNOW: The Merrimack defense forced their opponents to turnovers over an impressive 25.8% of all possessions, which is the 15th highest rate in the country. The Long Island-Brooklyn offense returned the ball on 20.8% of its possessions (ranked 280th among Division I teams).
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