5’6″ guard #33 KK Rodriguez leads the team in assists with 2.8 per game, while averaging 6.5 points per game.
Chart courtesy of CBBAnalytics.
Besides being a low scoring team, the SIUE Cougars do not have a highly efficient offense, shooting 32% overall from the field — 36.0% on two-pointers (mostly in the lane) and only 26.9% from three-point range.
Chart courtesy of CBBAnalytics. Chart courtesy of CBBAnalytics.
However, the Huskies’ offense is similarly inefficient from three-point range (23%) albeit with somewhat better shooting overall (40%) and much better from two-point range, mostly in the lane (49.8).
The Huskies cannot afford to get in a three-point shooting contest with SIUE.
Although the Cougars struggle offensively from three-point range, the Huskies defense continues to struggle defending three-pointers — allowing (previously 28% accurate) SIUE three-point shooters to shoot 50% from three is evidence of this.
Specifically, if the Huskies can effectively defend the three-point line and dominate the boards, it should be a decisive victory over SIUE.
However, it depends on which Washington Huskies team shows up at Hec Ed; this could be a decisive victory, a close game or another upset loss.