Wagner matches up against Long Island in the semifinals of the NEC Tournament at Spiro Sports Center on Saturday. The game tips off at 12 p.m. EST and you can catch it on FCS, ESPN3.com or MSG2. The Seahawks defeated the Blackbirds 94-92 on Feb. 24 and are 3-7 against them over the past four years. Wagner has won four games straight.
The 20 points and six rebounds by Jonathon Williams helped the Seahawks to a 72-50 cakewalk over Central Connecticut State on Mar. 6. On top of his scoring average of 15.3 points per game, he delivers 6.5 rebounds per game. For the Blackbirds, C.J. Garner finished with 30 points in the 91-83 win over Quinnipiac on Mar. 6. He contributes 4.2 rebounds per game in addition to his 15.3 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Long Island is strong in the following categories: free throw rate at 46.0 and effective field goal percentage at 54.0.
StatSmack! Wagner is better than Long Island
Boom! Wagner defeated Long Island by 2 points the last time they played (Feb 24, 2013).
Wagner does a better job contesting shots (40.2 percent allowed vs. 47.3 percent allowed) than Long Island this season.