Shackelford, No. 6 Bama host JSU

Jacksonville State (5-5) vs. No. 6 Alabama (8-2)

Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Darian Adams and Jacksonville State will go up against Jaden Shackelford and No. 6 Alabama. The senior Adams has scored 20 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 14.4 over his last five games. Shackelford, a junior, is averaging 17 points over the last five games.

SUPER SENIORS: Jacksonville State has relied heavily on its seniors. Adams, Jalen Gibbs, Brandon Huffman and Kayne Henry have combined to account for 61 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 69 percent of all Gamecocks points over the team’s last five games.

CREATING OFFENSE: Jahvon Quinerly has either made or assisted on 40 percent of all Alabama field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has 17 field goals and 18 assists in those games.

STREAK SCORING: Alabama has won its last five home games, scoring an average of 87.8 points while giving up 72.2.

ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Gamecocks have recently converted baskets via assists more often than the Tide. Alabama has an assist on 45 of 87 field goals (51.7 percent) over its past three outings while Jacksonville State has assists on 46 of 84 field goals (54.8 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: Alabama is ranked first among SEC teams with an average of 85.2 points per game.

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