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Gameday Preview: Men’s Basketball vs Immaculata

On Wednesday night, December 14, the Yeshiva University Maccabees will host the Immaculata University Mighty Macs. Yeshiva’s three-game winning streak came to an end on Saturday night after they suffered a loss to Saint Joseph’s Long Island. Max Zakheim led the team’s scoring with 23 points, but the Maccabees could not slow down Xavier Allen, who poured in 26 points for the Golden Eagles. The Mighty Macs are just 2-6 on the season and enter the game in the midst of a five-game losing streak.

The Macs will look to bounce back from the tough loss on Saturday night. (Photo Credits: Akiva Poppers)

The Mighty Macs do not have a high-powered offense, averaging just 65.6 points per game. Their leading scorer is Gregory Vlassopoulos, who is currently averaging 12.2 points per game. Vlassopoulos has missed Immaculata’s last three contests. The Mighty Macs take just over half as many threes as Yeshiva does, connecting on just 28% of them. Defensively, they generate two more steals per game than Yeshiva does and are second in their conference in turnover margins. Immaculata turns over their opponents 1.38 times per game more than they do themselves.

Immaculata guard Steven Dao is averaging just under two steals per game to go along with his nine points and team-leading 6.4 rebounds per game. Other key contributors for Immaculata include forwards Tim Schultice and Tyler Tillery, who are averaging 10.4 and 9.4 points per game, respectively.

How to Watch:

Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 pm. Watch the game live here.


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