The Buena Vista men's basketball team looks for its second straight American Rivers Conference victory to begin league play this season when it travels to Simpson College on Wednesday night to face the Storm.
Who: Buena Vista (3-2, 1-0) at Simpson (5-2, 1-1)
When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 | 8:00 p.m.
Where: Indianola, Iowa | Cowles Fieldhouse
Live Video: http://www.simpsonathletics.com/links/rmlyv7
Live Stats: http://www.simpsonathletics.com/sports/mbkb/2018-19/boxscores/20181205_f5ev.xml
The Storm picked up their first conference win of the year on Monday night (Dec. 3) with a strong 94-69 rout at Luther College. They made 15-of-29 three-point attempts in the game and are shooting at a 42.7 percent clip for the year. That win came after it dropped the A-R-C opener on November 28 at Wartburg College, 92-81. Conor Riordan is turning in 21.7 points per game so far this season and shooting nearly 57 percent from the field 42.9 percent from long range and over 82 percent from the free-throw line. Adam Reiter is scoring 12.9 points per game with John Barbee (11.3ppg) and Kyle Wagner (10.4ppg) right behind. Wagner has made a team-leading 17 treys on the year and is shooting over 53 percent. Defensively, the Storm does hold a +2.0 rebounding edge on opponents and are forcing nearly 15 turnovers per contest. Riordan also averages 5.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.7 steals per game.
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The Beavers had their game at Loras College on December 1 postponed due to incelement weather and hazardous travel conditions so they have been off since winning their league opener over visiting Coe College, 74-65, on November 28. The team continues to knock down three-point shots at an effective rate and are ranked in the top-10 of Division III in three-point percentage. Dating back to last season, the Beavers have eight straight games with at least 10 three-point makes. Junior Timothy Jeffries leads a balanced offensive attack at 16.6 points per game. Junior college transfer Dominic Sesma is next at 13.4 points per game while Connor Winkelman and Robert Hawkins are each at 11.0 points per game with Michael Demers moving up to 10.6. Sesma has a team-beat 14 made three-point field goals while Winkelman (13) and Jeffries (11) are right behind. Defensively, the Beavers average just 29.7 rebounds per contest and are out-rebounded by nearly five boards per night. The team averages just 12 turnovers per game and has been in single digits the last two games. For the year, BVU is averaging 82.0 points per contest and allowing 80.6ppg.
Up Next: The Storm will host Faith Baptist Bible College in an exhibition game on December 8 at 4:00 p.m., while the Beavers will travel to UW-La Crosse for a 3:00 p.m. tip-off.