Wyoming takes on USF in Diamond Head Classic | National News from the Associated Press
Wyoming (10-2) vs. South Florida (5-6)
Diamond Head Classic, SimpliFI Arena at Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Wyoming and South Florida are set to go head-to-head in the Diamond Head Classic. South Florida won a 76-69 victory over Hawaii in its last game, while Wyoming won 71-69 over northern Iowa in its last outing.
TEAM LEADERS: Caleb Murphy is averaging 12.6 points to lead the way for the Bulls. Javon Greene has teamed up with Murphy and is averaging 10.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game. The Cowboys are led by Graham Ike, who is averaging 19.4 points and 8.5 rebounds.
OFFENSIVE THREAT: Hunter Maldonado has directly created 48% of all Wyoming field goals in the last three games. The senior guard has 16 field goals and 19 assists in those games.
UNEXPECTED WHEN: Wyoming is a perfect 10-0 when it scores at least 68 points. The Cowboys are 0-2 when they have scored less than 68 points.
RATIO ASSIST-TO-FG: The Cowboys have recently obtained baskets via assists more often than the Bulls. South Florida has recorded 22 assists on 66 field goals (33.3%) in its previous three games while Wyoming has collected assists on 33 of 73 field goals (45.2% ) in their last three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Wyoming has committed a turnover on just 14.7% of its possessions this season, which is the lowest percentage among any MWC teams. The Cowboys have only returned the ball 9.9 times per game this season.
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