The Spiders enter this game riding high on a three-game winning streak, most recently defeating William & Mary 88-69. They’ve been dominant offensively, averaging over 82 points per game during their winning streak.
What it is: Men’s College Basketball
Matchup: Richmond Spiders vs. Northern Iowa Panthers
Time: Wednesday December 6, 2023, 7 pm ET
Locations: McLeod Center, Cedar Falls, IA
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Head Coach Chris Mooney has relied heavily on a balanced scoring attack, with four players averaging double digits in points. Grant Golden leads the way with 16.7 points per game, while Jacob Gilyard contributes 15.2 points and a team-high 5.3 assists per game.
Northern Iowa Hoping to Find Home Court Advantage
The Panthers are looking to snap a two-game losing streak after falling to Evansville in overtime last time out. They’ve struggled at home this season, with their only victory coming against Stanford.
Head Coach Ben Jacobson will lean on the scoring prowess of Bowen Born, who leads the team with 15.4 points per game. Trae Berhow has also been a key contributor, averaging 12.8 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.
Matchup to Watch:
The key matchup in this game will be between Richmond’s strong offense and Northern Iowa’s inconsistent defense. The Spiders will look to exploit the Panthers’ weaknesses on the defensive end, while Northern Iowa will need to find a way to slow down Richmond’s balanced scoring attack.
This game is a toss-up, but Richmond’s recent momentum gives them a slight edge. Look for the Spiders to continue their winning streak with a close victory on the road.
Expected Score: Richmond 78, Northern Iowa 73
This is the first meeting between these two teams since 2014.
Richmond has won the last three meetings between the two teams.
The Panthers are 1-4 against non-conference opponents this season.
The Spiders are 2-1 against non-conference opponents this season.
Follow the Game:
Keep up with all the action on Wednesday night by following along on Twitter at @RichmondSpiders and @NorthernIowaMBB. You can also watch the game live on ESPN+.