Portland (8-6) vs. Ball State (6-6)
Diamond Head Classic, Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu; Wednesday, 1: 30 a.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Portland and Ball State are set to clash in the Diamond Head Classic. Ball State lost 71-70 to UTEP in its newest video game, while Portland came up short in an 85-69 video game versus Boise State in its last trip.
STEPPING UP: Ball State’s Tahjai Teague has averaged 14.2 points and 8.2 rebounds while Ishmael El-Amin has actually installed 14.2 points. For the Pilots, Isaiah White has averaged 13.7 points while JoJo Walker has actually put up 10.7 points.
TRIGGERING THE OFFENSE: Teague has actually either made or helped on 41 percent of all Ball State field goals over the last three video games. The senior forward has represented 17 field goals and 12 helps in those video games.
HELP RATIOS: The Pilots have actually recently created baskets through helps more often than the Cards. Ball State has an assist on 35 of 70 basket (50 percent) over its previous three trips while Portland has helps on 31 of 61 field goals (508 percent) throughout its previous 3 video games.
DID YOU UNDERSTAND: Ball State has actually made 9.7 3-pointers per video game as a collective unit this year, which is most amongst MAC groups.