Kier, George Mason host Duquesne
Duquesne (17-9, 8-5) vs. George Mason (15-11, 9-4)
EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, Virginia; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Sincere Carry and Duquesne will face Justin Kier and George Mason. The freshman Carry is averaging 12.6 points and 5.4 assists over the last five games. Kier, a junior, has scored 20 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 11.6 over his last five games.
SQUAD LEADERSHIP: Kier is putting up 14.5 points and 6.6 rebounds to lead the way for the Patriots. Otis Livingston II has paired with Kier and is accounting for 13.8 points and 4.2 assists per game. The Dukes are led by Carry, who is averaging 12.3 points, 5.8 assists and 2.5 steals.
FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Carry has directly created 42 percent of all Duquesne field goals over the last five games. The freshman guard has 25 field goals and 27 assists in those games.
YET TO WIN: The Dukes are 0-5 when they score 64 points or fewer and 17-4 when they exceed 64 points. The Patriots are 0-5 when they fail to score more than 61 points and 15-6 on the season, otherwise.
STREAK SCORING: George Mason has won its last four home games, scoring an average of 74.3 points while giving up 68.5.
DID YOU KNOW: Duquesne is ranked second among A10 teams with an average of 73.7 points per game. The Dukes have averaged 77 points per game over their last three games.