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Pace Hosts Southern Connecticut State on Wednesday

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – The Pace men’s and women’s basketball teams will host Southern Connecticut State University on Wednesday as the latter fights for second place in the Northeast-10 Conference.

The Owls sit in second place in the conference with a 17-4 overall record and a 14-3 record in conference. The Setters are a game behind them with a 16-5 record and 13-4 record in conference.

Brittany Shields continues to lead Pace and ranks fourth in the conference in both points and rebounds per game with 17.5 and 9.8, respectively. Carol Johnson has averaged 10 points and 2.8 assists per game, while Kerri White leads the conference in three-point shooting with a 45.5 percent success rate.

Sylvonya Moore leads Southern Connecticut State 14.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and three assists per game. Camille Fantini has added 10.6 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Moni Smith-Ocran leads the team with 9.8 rebounds per game.

The Owls 15-game win streak ended with a 71-65 loss to Saint Rose on Saturday.

Southern Connecticut leads the all-time series, 17-14, but Pace has won three of the last four meetings, including a 46-42 win on Nov. 30.

Denzel Primus-Devonish leads the men’s team, which is tied for sixth place in the conference with an 11-10 record overall and 9-8 in conference. Primus-Devonish is averaging 14.2 points, 4.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds. Keon Williams has added 11.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per game, while Jonathan Merceus is averaging 8.4 points and 5.5 boards per game.

The Owls sit a game behind the Setters in the standings with a 10-11 overall record and an 8-9 record in conference. Greg Langston leads Southern Connecticut State with 17.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. Trevon Hamlet has averaged 16.7 points and 6.1 rebounds per game, while Dominique Langston has added 11.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.

Pace is 19-5 all-time against the Owls, but Southern Connecticut State has won the last three meetings, including a 64-57 victory on Nov. 30.

From a report by Pace University Athletics/John M. Tagliaferri

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