Northwestern (4-0) vs. Providence (4-0)
Legends Classic , Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey; Monday, 9:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Northwestern and Providence will meet in the Legends Classic. Providence earned a 69-58 win over New Hampshire in its most recent game, while Northwestern won easily 82-46 against Fairleigh Dickinson in its last outing.
LEADING THE CHARGE: Providence's Nate Watson has averaged 19.3 points and 6.5 rebounds while Aljami Durham has put up 15.5 points. For the Wildcats, Pete Nance has averaged 18 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.3 blocks while Boo Buie has put up 15 points and 6.8 assists.NANCE IS A FORCE: Nance has connected on 50 percent of the 12 3-pointers he's attempted and has made 5 of 10 over his last three games. He's also made 90.9 percent of his foul shots this season.
ASSIST RATIOS: The Wildcats have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Friars. Providence has 42 assists on 81 field goals (51.9 percent) across its previous three games while Northwestern has assists on 65 of 94 field goals (69.1 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: The Northwestern offense has recorded a turnover on only 13.1 percent of its possessions, which is the eighth-best rate in the nation. The Providence defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 16.2 percent of all possessions (ranked 313th among Division I teams).