Boston University vs American University Match Preview – February 12, 2022
The American Eagles (14-7, 7-4 Patriot) will look to extend a six-game home win streak when they host the Boston University Terriers (14-9, 10-2 Patriot) on Saturday, February 12, 2022 Competitive Tips at 2:00 p.m. ET.
Taylor Brown led American to a 56-48 win over Bucknell on Wednesday, earning 10 points in the process.
Liz Shean’s 18 points helped lead Boston University to a 69-56 win over Army in the team’s final game on Wednesday.
Americans go into the matchup averaging 59.6 points per game, 0.5 more than Boston University’s 59.1 surrenders per contest. The Eagles are 11-3 in games where they score over 59 points.
The Eagles as a team are shooting 68.5 percent from the charity streak, good for fifth place in the Patriot. Jade Edwards is the leading American with 3.8 free throws per game (82 percent shooting from the line).
Boston University team statistics
Boston University’s 62.4 points per game this season beats the 58.3 points per contest that the Americans allow. The Terriers are 13-4 if they score more than 58 points.
The Terriers turn the ball less often than their opponents this season, forcing 12.7 takeaways per game while surrendering the basketball just 15.9 times per contest. American is 11-5 this season in games where they commit more than 13 turnovers.
American players to watch
Edwards leads American in both scoring and rebounding with 12.1 points and 6.3 boards per game. Brown adds 12.1 points and 1.9 steals for the Eagles, and Emily Fisher averages 7.1 points and 4.4 assists per game.
Maddie Doring has proven to be the top shooter for inner city Americans. She leads the team in made threes per game and hits 1.1 Treys per fight (that accounts for 38 percent of her attempts).
Player stats reflect 19 out of 19 games this season.
Boston University players to watch
Sydney Johnson’s 16.5 points and 3.6 assists per game are both top team stats for Boston University. Caitlin Weimar adds 10.1 points and 8.2 rebounds for the Terriers, and Alex Giannaros is averaging 10.1 points per game.
Giannaros has a 41 percent shot percentage from deep and leads the squad with three goals per game, averaging 1.7 three-pointers per competition.
Player stats reflect 22 out of 22 games this season.
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