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Gametime: 1:30 p.m. ET
TV: Fox Sports 1 (Dave Sims, Ron Thompson)
Radio: 106.7 FM
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According to OddsShark.com, Georgetown is an 8.5 point favorite over Elon. The over/under is set at 152.5
All Time Series
Georgetown leads the series 2-0, with the last meeting coming in December of 2013.
Hoyas 81-71, 83 percent
What to Watch For
Rodney Pryor’s scoring touch: It appears that Pryor’s play tends to dictate the overall success of the Hoyas. When Pryor plays well, Georgetown tends to win. When he plays poorly, they will most likely lose. While this may not apply to every game, he is usually the driving force for Georgetown’s offense. Averaging 20.5 points per game, his jump shooting and three point shot was the spark in Georgetown’s one signature win so far this year: a 65-61 win over Oregon in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational. For the Hoyas to defeat Elon, Pryor may not have to be that good, but he can not be absent. He must take pressure off L.J. Peak and give John Thompson III a solid option on offense.
Tre Campbell’s rise: The junior guard has seen his minutes and production levels increase in the past two games against MEAC opponents. In the two games, he combined for 19 points (63% from three-point range) and only three turnovers. Over the course of the season, he is shooting an incredible 45% from deep, far above his 2015-16 total of 27%. While he currently splits time with the more defensive minded Jagan Mosely, another game of positive output will help cement a pivotal role for Campbell in the Hoya rotation. While Elon may not be the best barometer of talent, it well help to decipher whether Campbell is simply shooting well over a short period of time or if he is starting to find his shooting touch.
Elon’s offensive prowess: Over their first seven games, Elon is currently 19th in the nation in points per game (86.0). Yet, no one player is averaging more than 13.0 per game. The Phoenix are obviously balanced. According to kenpom.com, they are 18th in effective field goal percentage, a shooting average that values three point makes/misses more than that of shots inside the arc. They are averaging about 60% on two point shots, which is good enough for fifth in the NCAA. Unlike other high scoring teams, they do not play fast (147th). They are able to score a high volume of points on pure offensive efficiency. Facing Georgetown, a team that ranks 59th in defensive efficiency, it will truly be a clash of styles.