Dragons, Tigers, and Blue Knights, Oh My

The Dragons will look to right the ship this week, welcoming in Urbana University on Wednesday and Salem International on Saturday.
The Dragons will look to right the ship this week, welcoming in Urbana University on Wednesday and Salem International on Saturday.

The Tiffin University women's basketball team will look to right the ship as they open the home part of their schedule. The Dragons welcome in the Blue Knights of Urbana University on Wednesday at 5:30 pm and then Salem International on Saturday at 3:00 pm.

Tiffin University vs. Urbana University

Series Record: It has been a decade since the Blue Knights and Dragons played each other, with the teams splitting the season series. The Dragons lost to Urbana 64-55 on January 9, 2007 and then defeated the Blue Knights 53-47 on February 3, 2007.

Location: Gillmor Student Center - 155 Miami Street Tiffin, OH 44883

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Last Time Out: The Dragons fell to the University of Findlay 95-63 last Sunday. The day prior, Tiffin lost to Lake Erie College 78-60. Defensive lapses have killed Tiffin, allowing 20 or more points in four of the eight quarters played this season. 

More Consistency: Tiffin's offense has shown glimpses of success this season, scoring 15 or more points in six of eight quarters this season. But in those six quarters in which Tiffin has scored 15 or more points, they've been outscored by 32 points due to defensive lapses.

Launching The 3: The Dragons have fired 50 three point shots this season, 39% of their total offensive shots. Of their 46 made shots, 33% have been three pointers. The opposition has had success against Tiffin from beyond the arc, hitting 43% of their attempts.

First Up For Urbana: The Blue Knights have yet to play a regular season game, seeing action in two exhibitions this season. Urbana lost 106-42 to IUPUI and 135-54 to Ohio State. 

Basketball Blues: The Blue Knights finished last season 6-20 overall and 3-19 in Mountain East Conference games. Urbana allowed 79.7 points per game, and committed 98 more turnovers than their opposition. 

 

Tiffin University vs. Salem International University

Series Record: The Dragons and Tigers have played only twice in the past decade with Tiffin putting a hurting on Salem International in both cases. The Dragon are 2-0 against the Tigers, outscoring Salem 153-57.

Location: Gillmor Student Center - 155 Miami Street Tiffin, OH 44883

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Tigers: Salem finished last season 3-23 overall and will look to improve upon that mark. Thus far they are 1-1 with a win over Central State and a loss at Indiana University East.

Free Throw Woes: In only two games this year, the Tigers have been awful from the charity stripe. Salem International is hitting only 48.1% of their attempts (26/54). 

1st Quarter Let Down: The Tigers are outscoring their opponents 72.0 to 71.5 so far this year, but the opening quarter has been abysmal for Salem. The Tigers are being outscored by 17 points in the 1st quarter 46-29.