Charleston welcomes Rhode Island | The Sacramento Bee
Rhode Island (8-3) vs. College of Charleston (7-4)
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington; Sunday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: College of Charleston faces Rhode Island in a non-conference showdown. Rhode Island blew up Milwaukee by 24 Monday, while College of Charleston fell to Stetson on Thursday, 67-59.
TEAM LEADERSHIP: This game represents a homecoming in Washington DC for sophomore Makhel Mitchell from Rhode Island, who is averaging 11.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and three blocks to lead the Rams. Makhel Mitchell was completed by Jeremy Sheppard, who registers 11.8 points per game. The Cougars were led by Dimitrius Underwood and Reyne Smith, who totaled 23.1 points per game. MIGHTY MAKHEL: In 11 appearances this season, Rhode Island’s Makhel Mitchell shot 59.3 percent.
IMBATTU WHEN: The Cougars are 5-0 when keeping their opponents 43.4% or less from the field, and 2-4 when opponents shoot better than that. The Rams are 5-0 when the team registers at least eight interceptions and 3-3 when they fall short.
ASSISTANCE RATIOS: The Cougars have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Rams. College of Charleston has tallied 45 of 77 field goals (58.4%) in its three previous outings, while Rhode Island has tallied 35 of 81 field goals (43.2%) over the course of his last three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Rhode Island’s strong defense limited the opposing offense to a field goal percentage of 36.5%, the 10th highest score in the country. College of Charleston allowed their opponents to shoot 45.6% from the field in 11 games (ranked 309th).
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