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Opposing players to watch out for this weekend

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Men’s Basketball: North Texas @ Marshall

Saturday at 7 p.m.

Jordan Williams, Guard, #23- Williams is an explosive 6-foot-6 senior guard and leads North Texas in scoring at 15.8 points per game which ranks eighth in C-USA. Williams led the team in scoring as a junior, last season in which he eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for his career. Williams thrives as an athletic finisher in the open court on fast breaks possessing good body control and a variety of effective step-through moves. He is also not shy as a 3-point shooter coming off screens averaging 5.2 3-point attempts per game. His 30 percent shooting clip the past two seasons leaves something to be desired. Williams is also averaging five rebounds per game this season, and he has improved his passing, totaling 46 assists in 20 games this season compared to just 14 in 32 last year.

Jeremy Combs, Forward, #11- The 6-foot-7 freshman from Dallas, Texas, is averaging 10.2 PPG this season with a team-high 58.2 field goal percentage. Combs also leads the team in blocks and rebounding at 6.6 per game by utilizing his combination of athletic ability and length. His athleticism and light frame at 195 pounds makes him very effective running the floor as a big man, combining with Williams to give North Texas an explosive one-two punch on fast breaks. Despite Combs’ awful free throw shooting (47.5 percent), he is among the most productive and physically gifted freshmen in the conference. 

Tennis: Morehead State @ Marshall

Saturday at 11 a.m.

Andrea LeBlanc- LeBlanc was inconsistent with her performance during Morehead State University’s fall season, but in four matches this spring she has a 3-1 singles record. Her most recent victory came in straight sets (6-2, 6-3) against Lindsey Wilson College. LeBlanc also has singles victories at No.62 ranked Louisville in straight sets and a three-set rally against Southern Illinois. LeBlanc and doubles partner, Hayley Wild, lost to the Marshall University doubles team of Kai Broomfield and Rachael Morales by a score of 8-3 when the teams met in the fall season.

Tennis: Eastern Kentucky @ Marshall

Saturday at 5 p.m.

Amandine Faouzi- The French native has a sparkling overall singles record of 10-2 in her senior season. Faouzi has yet to lose since the calendar flipped to 2015 with three straight singles victories giving her an overall win streak of four. Faouzi started the spring season winning a clutch third-set tiebreaker against Xavier University. She then earned the lone victory in the team’s meet at Miami University (Ohio) winning in straight sets 6-4, 7-6. In the team’s most recent match, Faouzi earned her second consecutive win in straight sets against visiting University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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