The Memorial Sea-Hawks (3-9) host the UPEI Panthers (4-8) this weekend in a crucial matchup, as both teams are fighting for playoff positioning in the AUS standings. Memorial currently sits in last place in the AUS with 8 points, while UPEI is one spot ahead of them with 10 points. Dalhousie currently sits in 4th place in the AUS with 12 points on the season. A weekend sweep for either team could put them in the top half of the standings.
Memorial is coming off a weekend loss to the undefeated Saint Mary's Huskies, after dropping a 72-63 decision at home. UPEI earned a huge victory in their last game by defeating the Dalhousie Tigers in a 4-point game.
By The Numbers
16 – The Sea-Hawks lead the AUS in turnovers per game, with 16.2, while UPEI is averaging 16.1 on the season. The team that can limit their turnovers this weekend will surely have the upper hand.
76.8% – Memorial leads the AUS in FT% at 76.8% on the season. UPEI is currently in last place in the AUS at 63.2%. In a game with two evenly matched team, it very well could come down to late game FT shooting.
Nathan Barker (Memorial) – Barker continues to lead the way for the Sea-Hawks, averaging 20.3 PPG and shooting 100% on the season from the FT line.
Amin Suleman (UPEI) – Suleman leads the Panthers in PPG at 14.3 and has the ability to get hot from the 3PT line. Amin leads the AUS in SPT attempts per game at 7.6 and is shooing a very respectable 38.5% from behind the arc on the season.