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Fresno State vs. Coastal Carolina 3/31/2022 NCAA Basketball Preview, Prediction, Picks

Fresno State takes on Coastal Carolina on 3/31/2022 at 06:00 PM.

Hello friends, we have predictions for the Fresno State-Coastal Carolina game. It is time to get rolling with our preview! Fresno State has a record of 22-13 this season. Coastal Carolina is 19-13 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Fresno State Team Defense Preview





They have an elite level defense and fans may not appreciate it because they get so fixated on scoring, dunks, and drama, but this defense is as good as it gets right now. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is. Defensively, they are above average at stifling opponent ball movement. Opponents are a little bit disjointed against them. Nothing will blow you away about their ability to force live ball turnovers.

This is a decent defensive team that is able to force some bad shots. They yield a lot of three point shot attempts more so than most teams. They feature a decent perimeter defense that is able to force some bad three point shots. This is a decent interior defense or schemed defense that is able to force more mid-range shots. This is not a team that excels at shot blocking. Either the personnel or strategy is not there. This is an elite level defensive rebounding team. Falling more than two standard deviations from the mean, this is impressive and indicative of a team that should have more on the horizon.

Fresno State Team Offense Preview

You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 103.6, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. They tend to score a bit more off the dribble inside the perimeter than most. They do an above average job protecting the basketball and making decisions on offense.

Their Effective Field Goal Rate is 0.508, which considered to be slightly above average. Their True Shooting Percentage is 0.539 which considered to be slightly above average. They attempt 0.389 of their shots from three point range. They fall right around average in College Basketball. They made 0.33 of their shots from three point range. They would be considered below average from beyond the arc. Getting to the Free Throw Line is a neutral part of the offensive mindset and approach. They made 0.715 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are a slightly above average Free Throw shooting team. They have an offensive rebounding rate of 27.6% this season. They are a below average rebounding team.

Coastal Carolina Team Defense Preview

Their defense is above average relative to other teams. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is. They fall in the middle defensively when it comes to opponent ball movement. Nothing will blow you away about their ability to force live ball turnovers.

They are doing a great job forcing bad shots from opposing offenses, they are among the leaders in the country. Opponents like to shoot three point shots against them, among the highest three point shot attempt rates in the conference. A function of matchups and strong defense, their opponents struggle against them from three point range and they are among the best in the country in this respect. They are doing a great job forcing terrible mid-range shots, they are among the leaders in the country at keeping opponents from getting optimal looks at the basket. Nothing will blow you away about their ability to block shots. This is an average defensive rebounding team, this is not a death knell for the team, but they should strive to be better.

Coastal Carolina Team Offense Preview





You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 106.4, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. Compared to the rest of the league, there is a sense of neutrality about ball movement to set up 2 point shots. This team is average at committing turnovers, but that is not necessarily good enough.

Their Effective Field Goal Rate is 0.515, which considered to be slightly above average. Their True Shooting Percentage is 0.542 which considered to be slightly above average. They attempt 0.355 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in College Basketball. They made 0.358 of their shots from three point range. They are a slightly above average three point shooting team. Getting to the Free Throw Line is a neutral part of the offensive mindset and approach. They made 0.693 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They would be considered below average from the charity stripe. They rebounded 34.1% of their missed shots. This is an above average offensive rebounding team.

The Fresno State Roster

The Players to Watch for Fresno State

Orlando Robinson 7-0 235 pound Forward

Orlando Robinson has a 29.8 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Orlando Robinson this season has 0.207 of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Orlando Robinson shot 0.346 from long range this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Orlando Robinson shot 0.521 inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Orlando Robinson has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Orlando Robinson is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Isaiah Hill 6-0 165 pound Guard

Isaiah Hill has a 11.8 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Isaiah Hill attempted 0.505 of his shots from three point range. He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. Isaiah Hill shot 0.361 from long range this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. He made 0.432 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

This season, when shots were missed, Isaiah Hill is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Anthony Holland 6-5 225 pound Guard

Anthony Holland has a 17.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Anthony Holland attempted 0.546 of his shots from three point range. He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. Anthony Holland shot 0.437 from long range this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. Anthony Holland shot 0.505 inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Anthony Holland has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Anthony Holland is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Leo Colimerio 6-7 190 pound Guard

Leo Colimerio has a 14.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Leo Colimerio attempted 0.195 of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 0.208 of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.697 of his two point shots attempted this season. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Leo Colimerio has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Leo Colimerio is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Jordan Campbell 6-4 195 pound Guard

Jordan Campbell sports a 12.1 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Jordan Campbell attempted 0.311 of his shots from three point range. This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.282 of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Jordan Campbell shot 0.497 inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

This season, when shots were missed, Jordan Campbell is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Jordan Campbell is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Deon Stroud 6-5 200 pound Guard

Deon Stroud sports a 10.5 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Deon Stroud attempted 0.441 of his shots from three point range. This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.172 of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.444 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.





The Coastal Carolina Roster

The Players to Watch for Coastal Carolina

Ebrima Dibba 6-6 205 pound Guard

Ebrima Dibba has a 14.4 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Ebrima Dibba attempted 0.178 of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 0.344 of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.486 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

This season, when shots were missed, Ebrima Dibba is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. His inability to prevent himself from committing turnovers is a massive liability for his team.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is not a shot blocker. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Vince Cole 6-6 185 pound Guard

Vince Cole sports a 18.7 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Vince Cole this season has 0.527 of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. He made 0.395 of his three point shots fired this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. Vince Cole shot 0.456 inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Rudi Williams 6-3 182 pound Guard

Rudi Williams sports a 22.9 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Rudi Williams attempted 0.319 of his shots from three point range. This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.448 of his three point shots fired this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. Rudi Williams shot 0.545 inside the perimeter. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Essam Mostafa 6-9 250 pound Center

Essam Mostafa sports a 22.2 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Essam Mostafa this season has 0.021 of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Essam Mostafa shot 0.143 from long range this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.511 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

He is one of the best at creating second chance scoring opportunities in the country, his ability to grab offensive rebounds is very difficult to beat. His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Wilfried Likayi 6-9 210 pound Forward

Wilfried Likayi has a 13.5 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Wilfried Likayi this season has 0.553 of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. Wilfried Likayi shot 0.313 from long range this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.488 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Wilfried Likayi is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Josh Uduje 6-5 175 pound Guard

Josh Uduje sports a 12.1 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Josh Uduje this season has 0.463 of his shots attempted from 3 point range This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.33 of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Josh Uduje shot 0.51 inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

An average defensive player making an average impact for his team. We shall see if there is more to this. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Josh Uduje is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Fresno State vs. Coastal Carolina Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Fresno State 60 Coastal Carolina 62

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