CSU squares off against Jacksonville

Jacksonville (3-2) vs. Charleston Southern (2-5)

Buccaneer Fieldhouse, Charleston, South Carolina; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Charleston Southern plays host to Jacksonville in a non-conference matchup. Jacksonville won easily 83-54 at home against College of Coastal Georgia on Saturday. Charleston Southern lost 89-52 on the road to Kennesaw State on Sunday.

TALE OF TWO ROSTERS: Jacksonville has been fueled by senior leadership while Charleston Southern has depended on freshmen this year. For the Dolphins, seniors Jordan Davis, Osayi Osifo and Bryce Workman have combined to account for 45 percent of the team’s total scoring. In the other locker room, freshmen Kalib Clinton, Claudell Harris Jr. and Taje’ Kelly have collectively scored 33 percent of Charleston Southern’s points this season, including 33 percent of the team’s points over its last five games.DOMINANT DAVIS: Davis has connected on 33.3 percent of the 15 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 15 over the last five games. He’s also made 82.4 percent of his free throws this season.

WINLESS WHEN: Charleston Southern is 0-5 this year when it scores 70 points or fewer and 2-0 when it scores at least 71.

ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Buccaneers have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Dolphins. Charleston Southern has an assist on 32 of 63 field goals (50.8 percent) over its past three outings while Jacksonville has assists on 33 of 76 field goals (43.4 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: The sturdy Jacksonville defense has held opponents to just 53.8 points per game, the fourth-lowest in Division I. Charleston Southern has given up an average of 83.9 points through seven games (ranked 251st, nationally).


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