Stats tell the tale of NIT Final Four bracket
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- Portland Tribune - Sports
OREGON (18-12, 9-9 Pac-10): Luke Jackson leads in points (21.3 per game), rebounds (7.2) and assists (4.6). É Andre Joseph is at 12.8 points per game, Ian Crosswhite 12.6, James Davis 10.9. É Joseph, a guard, has scored 52 points (17.3 per game) and shot .645 in the NIT. É Oregon is shooting .461 and has held its three NIT opponents to .377. É In their last visit to New York, Cincinnati drubbed the Ducks in December 2002.
MICHIGAN (21-11, 8-8 Big Ten): Scoring leaders are Lester Abrams (13.5), Bernard Robinson Jr. (12.2) and Daniel Horton (12.1). É Robinson, a 6-6 senior forward, leads in rebounds (5.8) and assists (3.9). É The Wolverines are shooting .450. É Their NIT wins: Missouri, 65-64; Oklahoma, 63-52; Hawaii, 88-73.
RUTGERS (19-12, 7-9 Big East): Herve Lamizana, a 6-10 senior, is averaging 13.4 points and 7.7 rebounds. É Ricky Shields, a junior guard, leads in scoring at 15.5; Quincy Louby is averaging 12.1. É The Kinghts are shooting .412 but are holding foes to .414 and are plus-2.2 in rebounding. É NIT wins: Temple, 76-71; West Virginia, 67-64; Villanova, 72-60.
IOWA STATE (20-12, 7-9 Big 12): Freshman guard Curtis Stinson leads with 15.7 points and 4.3 assists. É Big banger Jackson Vrooman, a 6-10 senior, averages 13.9 points and 9.3 rebounds and is shooting .564. É Other scorers: Jake Sullivan, 14.8; Jared Homan, 11.0. É The Cyclones are shooting .467. É NIT wins: Georgia, 82-74; Florida State, 62-59; Marquette, 77-69.