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Hofstra faces Northeastern in CAA finals

March 12, 2019

No. 2 seed Northeastern (22-10, 16-4) vs. No. 1 seed Hofstra (27-6, 17-3)

Colonial Conference Tourney Championship, North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, South Carolina; Tuesday, 6 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Northeastern and Hofstra are prepared to square off in the Championship of the CAA tournament. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last played each other on Feb. 2, when the Huskies shot 44.2 percent from the field while limiting Hofstra’s shooters to just 39.3 percent en route to a 14-point victory.

SUPER SENIORS: Hofstra has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Justin Wright-Foreman, Eli Pemberton, Desure Buie and Jacquil Taylor have combined to account for 73 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 76 percent of all Pride points over the last five games.

SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Wright-Foreman has either made or assisted on 49 percent of all Hofstra field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 32 field goals and 10 assists in those games.

UNBEATEN WHEN: Northeastern is a perfect 16-0 when it holds an opponent to 70 points or fewer. The Huskies are 6-10 when opponents score more than 70.

ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Huskies have recently created baskets via assists more often than the Pride. Hofstra has an assist on 38 of 85 field goals (44.7 percent) over its previous three matchups while Northeastern has assists on 42 of 86 field goals (48.8 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: The Hofstra offense has recorded a turnover on only 14.2 percent of its possessions, which is the fourth-best rate in the country. The Northeastern defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 17 percent of all possessions (ranked 294th among Division I teams).

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