College game preview: QU men at William Jewell

Posted: Feb. 6, 2013 4:37 am Updated: Feb. 27, 2013 5:15 am
Quincy men (8-11, 3-8) at William Jewell (9-10, 5-6)
7:30 p.m. Thursday, The Mabee Center, Liberty, Mo.
ESPN 1440 AM
Twitter: @btoppmeyer

Scouting the Cardinals: Quincy defeated WJC 83-60 on Jan. 26 at Pepsi Arena. The Cardinals shot only 38 percent from the field in that game, their fourth-worst mark of the season.

Dillon Deck, a 6-foot-9 sophomore center, leads WJC in scoring (14.2 points per game), rebounding (7.9 per game) and blocked shots (1.2 per game). He did not play in WJC's 89-74 win Saturday at Missouri S&T, but he is slated to play Thursday. John Taylor, a 6-5 junior forward, is supplying 11.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.

The Cardinals struggle to shoot the ball, ranking 16th in the Great Lakes Valley Conference in free-throw percentage (68.2 percent), 14th in field-goal percentage (41.3 percent) and 14th in 3-point percentage (32 percent).

Defending the arc:
 Quincy's 3-point percentage defense ranks 14th in the GLVC, with opponents shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc vs. the Hawks. Maryville made 45.5 percent of its 3-point attempts in beating QU 70-61 on Saturday at Pepsi Arena. Maryville became the seventh opponent to make at least 44 percent of its 3-point attempts against Quincy. The Hawks are 1-6 in those games.

The series:
 Quincy leads the all-time series 5-3.

-- Blake Toppmeyer

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