North Alabama puts streak on line vs Alabama A&M

Alabama A&M (1-4) vs. North Alabama (5-3)

Flowers Hall, Florence, Alabama; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: North Alabama looks for its fifth straight victory of the season as it faces Alabama A&M. Alabama A&M is looking to break its current four-game losing streak. North Alabama is coming off a 103-40 home win over Carver College on Sunday.

TEAM LEADERSHIP: Jalen Johnson is averaging 15.4 points and 7.2 rebounds to lead the way for the Bulldogs. Garrett Hicks is also a key contributor, producing 13.4 points, four rebounds and 2.8 steals per game. The Lions have been led by Daniel Ortiz, who is averaging 11.6 points.DOMINANT DANIEL: Ortiz has connected on 55.2 percent of the 29 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 8 for 14 over the last three games. He’s also made 86.7 percent of his free throws this season.

LONG-RANGE THREAT: Alabama A&M’s Hicks has attempted 33 3-pointers and connected on 33.3 percent of them, and is 11 of 33 over the last five games.

TWO STREAKS: Alabama A&M has scored 54 points per game and allowed 83.3 over its four-game road losing streak. North Alabama has won its last three home games, scoring an average of 93.3 points while giving up 49.3.

GETTING DEFENSIVE: The stout North Alabama defense has held opposing offenses to a field goal percentage of 36.7 percent, the 13th-lowest mark in Division I. Alabama A&M has allowed opponents to shoot 46.4 percent through five games (ranking the Bulldogs 304th).


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