Detroit Mercy vs. Youngstown State – Sport Preview – January 22, 2021


The Detroit Mercy Titans (1-13, 1-9 Horizon) plan to visit the Youngstown State Penguins (3-3, 3-3 Horizon) Center in Beeghly on Friday, January 22nd, 2021. The matchup will air on ESPN + at 2:00 p.m. ET.

Youngstown State defeated UIC 66-59 in the team’s final game on Saturday, with Nneka Obiazor taking the lead by 19 points.

Detroit Mercy fell to Oakland 71-61 in the team’s final game on Saturday. Cierra Harrison scored 14 points to lead the team in defeat.

Youngstown State Team Statistics

Youngstown State averages 61.3 points per game, 11.6 less than the 72.9 points the Detroit Mercy allows per competition. The penguins are 1-0 this season if they score more than 73 points.

The penguins get most of their score from their starters, with only 17.9 percent of their points coming from the bank. If Youngstown State non-runners are above this average (11 points per game), the Penguins are 1-3 this season.

Detroit Mercy Team Statistics

With 57.4 points, the Titans score fewer points than Youngstown State allows for 60.7 per competition. Detroit Mercy is only 0-1 when it hits the 61-point mark of the year.

The Titans have forced 17.4 sales per game this season, averaging 19.2 freebies per competition. Youngstown State is 1-2 this season when more than 17 turnovers are committed.

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Chelsea Olson’s 12.7 points and 3.7 assists per game are both team-strong numbers for Youngstown State. Mary Dunn also contributes 12.7 points and 6.2 rebounds for the Penguins, and Obiazor averages 12.5 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.

When it comes to shooting basketball, McKenah Peters is the best bet for Youngstown State. She leads the team in three per game and drills two Treys per competition while shooting 39 percent from downtown.

Player stats reflect six out of six games this season.

Detroit Mercy Players Watch

Detroit Mercy’s top scorer, Kaela Webb, averages 17.7 points per game. Bridgid Fox approaches the Titans with 5.3 rebounds per game adding 6.4 points while Alicia Norman leads the team with 3.4 assists per game averaging 2.7 points.

Webb speeds up Detroit Mercy’s three-point shooting, making 2.7 threes per game while scoring 36 percent of her shots from downtown.

Player stats reflect 14 out of 14 games this season.

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