UNLV takes on Hartford


Hartford (1-7) v UNLV (5-5)

Michelob Ultra Arena, Las Vegas; Saturday, 3 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Hartford and UNLV are both looking to put together winning streaks. Each team has just achieved a great victory in their last game. UNLV won a 76-56 victory over Seattle on Wednesday, while Hartford won 68-55 in St. Francis (NY) on Sunday.

A LOT OF EXPERIENCE: Senior management could play an important role in the outcome of this game. Bryce Hamilton, Royce Hamm Jr., Michael Nuga and Jordan McCabe have combined to represent 58% of UNLV’s goals this season and 50% of the team’s points in their last five games. For Hartford, Austin Williams, Hunter Marks, David Shriver and DJ Mitchell combined to account for 61% of all Hartford scores.

OFFENSIVE CREATION: A. Williams has scored or assisted 49 percent of all Hartford baskets in the last three games. The senior goalkeeper has scored 23 field goals and 15 assists in those games.

SLIP TO 73: UNLV is 0-5 this year when allowing 73 points or more and 5-0 when keeping opponents under 73.

ASSIST RATIO AT FG: The Runnin ‘Rebels have recently used assists to create hoops more often than the Hawks. UNLV has collected 47 assists on 76 field goals (61.8%) in its three previous outings while Hartford has collected assists on 36 of 78 field goals (46.2%) during its last three games.

DID YOU KNOW: Hartford has averaged 66.4 points per game in their last five games. The Hawks are giving up 71.2 points per game during this streak.

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