The Elon Phoenix (1-2) hit the court against the IUPUI Jaguars (2-1) at Rock Hill Sports & Event Center on November 17.
Elon’s current record is 1-2 as they prepare for their 4th match of the year. Elon has a 1-4 record while playing away from home in their last 5 games, which also included last year. Elon performed below typical compared to their season average of 75 PPG. Against North Dakota, they produced 68 points and had a 37.5% field goal percentage but it wasn’t enough as they lost 85-68. Sophomore guard Max Mackinnon, who enters this game with an average of 16, leads the squad in scoring. Last season, the Phoenix averaged 65.4 PPG, with 28.3 coming from the paint, 12.6 coming from turnovers, and 9.0 coming from fast breaks. Elon is concentrating on strengthening their defense as they get ready for the matchup because they are currently surrendering around 87.3 points per game (142nd).
The IUPUI offense just finished a game against Indiana State where they scored 57 points, which is very low considering their opponents scored 96 points. Their overall field goal percentage was 39.7%, with zero three-pointers made. The Jaguars offense is stepping into this game with a 17 percent three-point shooting percentage, as they have struggled this season with their outside shot. Jlynn Counter led his group in scoring with 19 points and DJ Jackson added 11 more points. IUPUI’s offensive output the previous year was more successful, averaging 65.3 PPG (ranked 328th in college basketball), but their defensive effort was the worst in the country, ranking at 76.8 points allowed per game. This being said, this year the defense is allowing 71.7 points per game on average going into the game. They were unable to stop Indiana State from making ten three-pointers in their latest match, which resulted in 96 points.
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Elon vs IUPUI Game Information
- Date: 11/17/2023
- Time: 07:30 PM ET
- Location: Rock Hill Sports & Event Center.
- How to Watch Elon vs IUPUI: ESPN2
- Live Stream: CBS.com