Bannan, Montana visits Oregon | Idaho statesman

Montana (4-2) vs. Oregon (3-3)

Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Oregon; Monday, 10 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Two forwards will be on display as Josh Bannan and Montana take on Eric Williams Jr. and Oregon. Sophomore Bannan has scored 21 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 14 in his last five games. Williams, a senior, is averaging 14.2 points in the last five games.

SAVVY SENIORS: Williams, Jacob Young and Will Richardson of Oregon have combined to account for 51% of the team’s points this season, including 51% of all Ducks points in the last five games. JUMP FOR JOSH: Bannan logged on 52.9% of He attempted 17 3-pointers and went from 6 to 7 in his last three games. He has also converted 77.8% of his free kicks this season.

ASSISTANCE DISTRIBUTION: The Grizzlies have recently used aids to create buckets more often than the Ducks. Oregon has tallied 35 of 68 field goals (51.5%) in its last three games while Montana has assists on 45 of 72 field goals (62.5%) during of his last three games.

DID YOU KNOW: Montana has committed a turnover on just 13.6% of its possessions this season, which is the best percentage among any Big Sky teams. The Grizzlies have only returned the ball nine times per game this season.


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