Bragging rights will be on the line at Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center on Saturday as Princeton travels to meet Kent State in what's going to be a close contest. The first whistle blows at 7:00 EST. The Golden Flashes come in at 5-2 overall. Meanwhile, the Tigers have a record of 2-4.
Kent State is a subjective favorite here. Kent State has a home-court advantage with a home record of 3-2, which is also better than the Princeton 2-2 road record. Kent State has also won three games straight and is playing with purpose.
In terms of team stats, Kent State has an advantage in a single area, scoring, where the Golden Flashes outperform the Tigers, 76 pts/game to 57 pts/game.
StatSmack! Kent State is better than Princeton
- Kent State players are more experienced than Princeton players (15,036 minutes played vs 14,943 minutes played).
- The Kent State assist leader (Michael Porrini) has more assists than the Princeton assist leader (T.J. Bray).
- The MAC has teams that are better at scoring, steals, rebounding, blocks, and assists than any team in the Ivy League.
- The MAC had more close games in conference (so the games are more exciting to watch) than in the Ivy League.
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