California Baptist seeks revenge on UTRGV

California Baptist seeks revenge on UTRGV
5 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, March 06 2019 Mar 6, 2019 March 06, 2019 5:49 AM March 06, 2019 in Sports - AP - Texas

California Baptist (15-13, 6-8) vs. Texas Rio Grande Valley (18-14, 9-6)

UTRGV Fieldhouse, Edinburg, Texas; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Texas Rio Grande Valley goes for the season sweep over California Baptist after winning the previous matchup in Riverside. The teams last played each other on Jan. 5, when the Vaqueros outshot California Baptist 47.4 percent to 41.4 percent and had seven fewer turnovers en route to a seven-point victory.

SAVVY SENIORS: Texas Rio Grande Valley's Terry Winn III, Tyson Smith and Jordan Jackson have collectively scored 44 percent of the team's points this season and have accounted for 44 percent of all Vaqueros scoring over the last five games.

OFFENSIVE THREAT: Milan Acquaah has either made or assisted on 45 percent of all California Baptist field goals over the last three games. The sophomore guard has accounted for 17 field goals and 13 assists in those games.

WINLESS WHEN: California Baptist is 0-7 when scoring fewer than 68 points and 15-6 when scoring at least 68.

ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Lancers have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Vaqueros. Texas Rio Grande Valley has an assist on 34 of 82 field goals (41.5 percent) over its previous three matchups while California Baptist has assists on 28 of 67 field goals (41.8 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: The disruptive Texas Rio Grande Valley defense has forced opponents to turn the ball over on 25.5 percent of all possessions, the second-best rate among Division I teams. California Baptist has a forced-turnover percentage of only 16.6 percent through 28 games (ranking the Lancers 308th).

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