King leads Jacksonville State against North Alabama

North Alabama Lions (8-5) at Jacksonville State Gamecocks (7-6)

Jacksonville, Alabama; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Jacksonville State -6; over/under is 139.5

BOTTOM LINE: Jacksonville State hosts the North Alabama Lions after Demaree King scored 30 points in Jacksonville State’s 78-73 win over the Georgia Southwestern Hurricanes.

The Gamecocks are 5-0 on their home court. Jacksonville State is seventh in the ASUN scoring 74.5 points while shooting 45.2% from the field.

The Lions have gone 3-5 away from home. North Alabama is 2-0 in one-possession games.

The matchup Friday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams in conference play.

TOP PERFORMERS: King is shooting 49.7% and averaging 16.0 points for the Gamecocks.

Daniel Ortiz is averaging 13.2 points for the Lions.

LAST 10 GAMES: Gamecocks: 6-4, averaging 73.6 points, 31.7 rebounds, 12.9 assists, 6.1 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 45.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 71.8 points per game.

Lions: 5-5, averaging 70.4 points, 31.9 rebounds, 11.1 assists, 5.8 steals and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 44.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 73.8 points.

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