The Davidson Wildcats will put their 12-game winning streak on the line against Richmond on Friday in a battle of two efficient offenses.
The Spiders rank 10th in the nation in fewest turnovers on a per-possession basis, while Davidson is 11th. But Richmond has Jacob Gilyard, the Division I all-time steals leader, who is No. 1 in the country this season with 3.5 steals per game.
The Wildcats are making 41.4 percent of their 3-point shots, which ranks second in Division I, but they also have issues guarding the arc. Davidson is allowing opponents to shoot 34.9 percent from the outside, which rates 254th.
Second chances are also hard to come by, as Davidson is getting a rebound on 20.3 percent of its missed shots, which is 326th, and is 296th in free throw attempts per field goal attempt.
With 42.9 percent of the points Davidson is allowing on the road coming from made 3-pointers, which is the fifth-highest rate, and with Richmond taking 48 percent of its shots at home from 3-point range, the Spiders will win from the outside.
The play: Richmond, -1.5.