Saint Bonaventure (8-2) vs. Virginia Tech (7-4)
Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina; Friday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Saint Bonaventure and Virginia Tech look to bounce back from losses. Both teams are coming off of losses this past weekend. Virginia Tech lost 62-57 on the road to Dayton on Sunday, while Saint Bonaventure came up short in a 74-64 game to UConn on Saturday.
PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE: Each team has relied heavily on their seniors this year. Keve Aluma, Justyn Mutts and Storm Murphy have combined to score 45 percent of Virginia Tech’s points this season and 48 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. For Saint Bonaventure, Jaren Holmes, Jalen Adaway, Kyle Lofton, Osun Osunniyi and Dominick Welch have combined to account for 87 percent of all Saint Bonaventure scoring, including 98 percent of the team’s points over its last five games.
CREATING OFFENSE: Holmes has either made or assisted on 47 percent of all Saint Bonaventure field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 18 field goals and 22 assists in those games.
BLOCK PARTY: Virginia Tech is 6-0 when it blocks at least three opposing shots and 1-4 when it falls shy of that mark. Saint Bonaventure is 8-0 when blocking four or more shots and 0-2 this year, otherwise.
PERFECT WHEN: The Hokies are 6-0 when they block at least three opposing shots and 1-4 when they fall shy of that mark. The Bonnies are 8-0 when the team blocks at least four shots and 0-2 when they fall short of that total.
DID YOU KNOW: Virginia Tech has made 8.6 3-pointers per game as a collective unit this year, which is second-best among ACC teams.
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