East Tennessee State matches up against Stetson in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Sun Tournament at Hawkins Arena on Thursday. It takes place at 2:30 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN3.com. The Buccaneers beat the Hatters 62-61 on Feb. 9 and are 6-5 against them over the last four years.
In their last game on Mar. 1, Hunter Harris put up 13 points and six rebounds for the Buccaneers in a loss to USC Upstate, 88-56. He contributes a team-high 5.4 rebounds per game and 0.9 blocks per game. The Hatters were defeated by Mercer 77-65 on Mar. 2 despite 14 points from Joel Naburgs. He is averaging 10.0 points per game in addition to a team-best 4.0 assists per game.
There are two important categories where Stetson has a statistical edge. The Hatters have an advantage over the Buccaneers in assists, with an average of 16.5 per game to 10.3 per game. Stetson also has an advantage in scoring, 70.9 points per game to 62.8 points per game. A key area of strength for Stetson is effective field goal percentage at 53.0, which ranks first in their conference (and 34th nationally).
StatSmack! East Tennessee State is better than Stetson
The East Tennessee State three-point leader (Lester Wilson, 72 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Stetson three-point leader (Aaron Graham, 64 three-pointers).