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2018 Wooden Chips

Fresno State – Fresno State is the only team in the field with both of its top two scorers shooting at least 50% from the floor… Huggins and Williams have combined to shoot 24-45 (.533) FG, 15-30 (.500) 3pt-FG, and score 72 points (36.0 per game), while the rest of the team has combined to shoot 32-87 (.368) FG, 6-29 .207) 3pt-FG, and score 88 points (44.0 per game).

Grand Canyon – After getting outrebounded by 13 in the season-opening loss, Grand Canyon University has outrebounded its last three foes by a combined total of 60… for the season the five starters have all averaged between 9.8 ppg and 12.5 ppg.

Hawai’i – Hawai’i has only been outscored in one half this season (out of eight halves), and its closest game has been by 17 points… Stansbury and Purchase have combined to make 27-62 (.435) 3pt-FGs this season while shooting just 7-16 (.438) 2pt-FGs.

La Salle – La Salle has two losses this season by five points or less, equaling the combined total of losses by five points or less by the other seven teams in the tournament… Powell and Deas have scored 144 of the team’s 296 points (48.6% of the scoring).

Miami – Miami’s biggest deficit faced this year is seven points, while the most consecutive points an opponent has run off is also seven… Miami’s 85.7 ppg average is the highest in the field, and the four Hurricanes averaging at least 12 ppg is also the most.

Northwestern – Northwestern leads the field in terms of both scoring defense (52.3 ppg allowed) and opponent field goal percentage (.364)… for the season, Northwestern has forced nearly as many turnovers (48) as it has allowed field goals made (59).

Seton Hall – Seton Hall has the lowest scoring average in the field (70.0 ppg) as well as the lowest field goal percentage (.402), and is tied for committing the fewest turnovers (10.0 tpg)… Powell has scored nearly as many points this season (70) as the next three highest scorers on the team combined (73).

Utah – Utah’s .470 field goal percentage is the highest in the tournament… despite averaging 80.7 ppg, Utah has yet to have a 20-point performance this year, and the eight players to score at least 10 points in a game is the most of any team in the field.