Gudmundsson, Davidson visit La Salle
Davidson (20-7, 11-3) vs. La Salle (8-18, 6-8)
Tom Gola Arena, Philadelphia; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Jon Axel Gudmundsson and Davidson will go up against Pookie Powell and La Salle. The junior Gudmundsson has scored 24 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 19 over his last five games. Powell, a senior, is averaging 17.8 points over the last five games.
TEAM LEADERS: La Salle’s Powell has averaged 16.2 points while Saul Phiri has put up 11.3 points. For the Wildcats, Gudmundsson has averaged 17 points, seven rebounds and 4.7 assists while Kellan Grady has put up 16.3 points and 4.2 rebounds.
CREATING OFFENSE: Gudmundsson has either made or assisted on 55 percent of all Davidson field goals over the last three games. Gudmundsson has accounted for 18 field goals and 22 assists in those games.
SLIPPING AT 75: La Salle is 0-13 this year when it allows 75 points or more and 8-5 when holding opponents to fewer than 75.
ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Wildcats have recently converted buckets via assists more often than the Explorers. La Salle has an assist on 38 of 66 field goals (57.6 percent) over its previous three outings while Davidson has assists on 46 of 73 field goals (63 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: The stout Davidson defense has held opposing offenses to a field goal percentage of 40.3 percent, the 27th-best mark in the country. La Salle has allowed opponents to shoot 46 percent from the field through 26 games (ranked 295th).