The Albany Great Danes (5-6, 4-3 America East) are trying to add to a three-game winning streak when they visit the UMass Lowell River Hawks (8-6, 7-4 America East) on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at Costello Athletic Center. The game airs at 1:00 PM ET on ESPN+.
UMass Lowell fell to Albany 46-39 in the team’s last action on Saturday in spite of a team-high 10 points from Kaylen Banwareesingh.
Kyara Frames helped lead Albany to a 46-39 win against UMass Lowell on Saturday, scoring 13 points in the matchup.
UMass Lowell Team Stats
UMass Lowell enters Sunday’s matchup with a 56.1 points per game average, 2.9 fewer than the 59 Albany gives up per contest. When scoring more than 59, the River Hawks are 7-1 this season.
The River Hawks hit 67.1 percent of their free throws as a team, the fourth-best mark in the America East. Denise Solis makes 2.6 free throws per game to lead UMass Lowell while connecting on 71 percent of her attempts at the line.
Albany Team Stats
The Great Danes total 53.4 points per game, which is fewer than the 58.4 UMass Lowell allows per contest. Albany’s record is 4-0 when it reaches the 58-point mark on the year.
The Great Danes have created 13.1 takeaways per game this season while averaging 17.2 giveaways a contest. UMass Lowell is 5-4 this season when committing more than 13 turnovers.
UMass Lowell Players to Watch
Kharis Idom leads UMass Lowell in scoring and averages 11 points per game. Tiahna Sears leads the River Hawks with 6.7 rebounds per game and adds 8.8 points, while Jaliena Sanchez paces the squad with 3.4 assists and averages 10.4 points.
Idom is the best bet for UMass Lowell from beyond the arc. She paces the squad in made threes per game, connecting on 1.5 three-pointers per contest with a 34 percent shooting percentage from downtown.
Player stats reflect 12 of 14 games this season.
Albany Players to Watch
Ellen Hahne grabs 7.5 boards and collects 2.2 assists to lead Albany, while also scoring 10.2 points per contest. Helene Haegerstrand leads the Great Danes in scoring and averages 11.1 points per game.
Frames helps space the floor for Albany, leading the Great Danes by averaging 1.5 made three-pointers per game while shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc.
Player stats reflect 11 of 11 games this season.
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