Longwood seeks revenge on Gardner-Webb
Longwood (15-15, 5-10) vs. Gardner-Webb (19-11, 10-6)
Paul Porter Arena, Boiling Springs, North Carolina; Saturday, 3 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Longwood seeks revenge on Gardner-Webb after dropping the first matchup in Farmville. The teams last met on Feb. 7, when the Runnin’ Bulldogs shot 50 percent from the field while holding Longwood to just 42.3 percent en route to the one-point victory.
SAVVY SENIORS: Gardner-Webb’s David Efianayi, DJ Laster and Eric Jamison have combined to score 47 percent of the team’s points this season and have accounted for 56 percent of all Runnin’ Bulldogs scoring over the last five games.
CREATING OFFENSE: Lorenzo Phillips has had his hand in 40 percent of all Longwood field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has 13 field goals and 14 assists in those games.
WINLESS WHEN: Gardner-Webb is 0-5 this year when it scores 61 points or fewer and 19-6 when it scores at least 62.
STREAK STATS: Gardner-Webb has won its last 12 home games, scoring an average of 84.3 points while giving up 61.9.
DID YOU KNOW: Gardner-Webb has attempted the second-most free throws among all Big South teams. The Runnin’ Bulldogs have averaged 21.4 free throws per game this season.