Loggers have opportunity to climb NWC standings this weekend

Loggers have opportunity to climb NWC standings this weekend

TACOMA, Washington – The Puget Sound men's basketball team aims to add to its three-game winning streak on the road this weekend. The Loggers play at Pacific, Friday, Jan. 12, at 8 p.m., and then take on Linfield, Saturday, Jan. 13, at 6 p.m. The Loggers are tied with Pacific for fourth in the Northwest Conference standings.

 

 WHO

 Puget Sound at Pacific

 WHERE 

 Forest Grove, Ore. | Stoller Center  

 WHEN

 Friday, Jan. 12, 8 p.m.

 LIVE 

 Stats  |  Video

 

 WHO

 Puget Sound at Linfield

 WHERE 

 McMinnville, Ore. | Ted Wilson Gymnasium  

 WHEN

 Saturday, Jan. 13, 6 p.m.

 LIVE 

 Stats  |  Video

 

Among the nation's best

The Loggers rank sixth in NCAA D-III for points per game (100.5), sixth in steals per game (13.8), and eighth in 3-pointers made (169).

 

Century mark

Puget Sound has scored 100 points in six of its 12 games this season. The Loggers are 5-1 in those five games, and 9-3 overall.

 

Turnover margin

Puget Sound's up-tempo offense leads to its share of miscues, as the Loggers commit the second-most turnovers per game (16.3) in the NWC. However, the Loggers are forcing 26.75 turnovers per game, which ranks fourth in the country.

 

A Jimmy thing

Jimmy Wohrer continues to lead the NWC in scoring, despite playing fewer minutes than most. Wohrer's 22.3 points per game is tops in the conference, but his 21. 4 minutes per game is lowest among the NWC's top 25 scorers.

 

Stellan the show

Stellan Robers was named the Logger Club Logger of the Week after he scored a career-high 22 points and nearly recorded a double-double last week. Click HERE to read more.

 

Scouting Pacific (8-5, 2-2 NWC)

The Boxers are in the middle of a five-game losing streak entering the weekend. Still, Pacific ranks second in the NWC for both field-goal percentage (46.8 percent) and 3-point percentage (37.1 percent). The Boxers are also the top team in the league for free-throw percentage (77.8 percent). Brevin Brow leads the Boxers in scoring with 16.8 points per game, and Jay Merriweather follows with 13.5. Nate Olowo averages a team-high 9.0 rebounds per game.

 

Scouting Linfield (9-3, 3-1 NWC)

The Wildcats improved their conference record to 3-1 following wins over Willamette and Pacific Lutheran last week. Offensively, Linfield has the second-lowest scoring average in the NWC at 73.7 points per game. The Wildcats are tied with Lewis & Clark for the fewest rebounds per game (34.1). Jordan Clark is the only Wildcats average 10+ points per game (12.6).

 

 

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