UIC vs. Youngstown State – Sport Preview – January 22, 2021

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The UIC Flames (2-7, 1-5 Horizon) will try to bounce back after a three game loss when they beat Youngstown State Penguins (3-3, 3rd on Friday January 22, 2021) -3 Horizon) visit Beeghly Center. 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, led by Nneka Obiazor’s team high of 19 points.

The UIC was defeated by Youngstown State 66-59 in the team’s final action on Saturday. Kristian Young’s team high of 25 points wasn’t enough for the defeat.

Youngstown State Team Statistics

Youngstown State averages 61.3 points per game, 12.9 less than the 74.2 UIC allow per competition. The penguins are 1-0 this season if they collect more than 74 points.

The penguins scored 75 percent of their free throws as a team, the second best mark on the horizon. Chelsea Olson knocks down 4.5 free throws per game to lead Youngstown State while joining 84 percent of their tries on the line.

UIC team statistics

The UIC’s 66.3 points per game this season surpasses the 60.7 points per competition that Youngstown State is giving up. The flames are 1-1 if they score more than 61 points.

As a team, the Flames shoot 57.6 percent from the charity strip, good for 12th place on the horizon. Daijah Smith leads the UIC with 3.8 free throws per game (70,000 percent shooting from the line).

Watch Youngstown State players

Olson is Youngstown State’s top scorer averaging 12.7 points per competition and top passer with 3.7 assists per game. Mary Dunn adds 12.7 points and 6.2 rebounds for the Penguins, and Obiazor adds 12.5 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.

McKenah Peters is your best choice for Youngstown State from Beyond the Arch. She leads the squad in three per game and hits two three points per competition with a share of 39 percent shot from downtown.

Player stats reflect six out of six games this season.

UIC players to see

Jaida McCloud is the UIC’s top scorer with 14.1 points per competition and the leading rebounder with 7.9 rebounds per game. Smith averages 13.2 points and 1.8 steals for the Flames, while Young averages 12 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.2 steals per game.

Keona Schenck is the UIC’s greatest threat from outside the arch. She leads the team in three per game and knocks down 1.9 Treys per competition with a 31 percent share of shots from depth.

Player stats reflect nine out of nine games this season.

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