The best remaining team in the NIT for offensive efficiency, Boise State, will take on the team that surrenders the second-lowest points per possession in the Memphis country on Thursday night.
Memphis has 15 of its last 17 games gave 72 points or less despite playing relatively fast. The Tigers rank 66th out of 347 teams playing Division I basketball in possessions per game this season.
Boise State doesn’t run out of accuracy at home in street and neutral-site games the 3-point range shot in the same way. The Broncos do 38.8 percent of their outdoor shots at home and only 32.2 percent away from Boise. Memphis allows opponents to shoot only 26.1 percent from the 3-point range from home, along with Colgate for the nation’s best grade.
Memphis shoots 60.1 percent at the free-throw line in street and Neutral Site Games, the 10th worst percentage in the country. Only one of the Tigers’ top six goalscorers this season shoots better than 69 percent off the line.
As Memphis flips the ball on 21.7 percent of its holdings, which equates to 318th place in the country, and both teams den Allowing opponents to rebound only 21.9 percent of their misses, the points are of paramount importance in Texas on Thursday.
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