Moore leads South Alabama against Southern Miss after 21-point game

South Alabama Jaguars (8-10, 2-4 Sun Belt) at Southern Miss Golden Eagles (15-4, 4-2 Sun Belt)

Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Southern Miss -6.5; over/under is 136.5

BOTTOM LINE: South Alabama takes on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles after Isaiah Moore scored 21 points in South Alabama’s 79-76 loss to the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.

The Golden Eagles have gone 8-0 in home games. Southern Miss scores 75.5 points and has outscored opponents by 12.3 points per game.

The Jaguars are 2-4 in Sun Belt play. South Alabama has a 4-10 record against opponents over .500.

The matchup Thursday is the first meeting this season for the two teams in conference play.

TOP PERFORMERS: Austin Crowley is shooting 35.1% from beyond the arc with 2.1 made 3-pointers per game for the Golden Eagles, while averaging 17.4 points and 2.3 steals. Felipe Haase is averaging 14.5 points and seven rebounds over the past 10 games for Southern Miss.

Moore is averaging 17.6 points and 4.8 assists for the Jaguars. Kevin Samuel is averaging 10.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.4 blocks over the past 10 games for South Alabama.

LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Eagles: 7-3, averaging 74.2 points, 36.0 rebounds, 15.2 assists, 8.7 steals and 2.7 blocks per game while shooting 43.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 67.6 points per game.

Jaguars: 5-5, averaging 66.7 points, 29.7 rebounds, 11.4 assists, 5.6 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 44.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 64.8 points.

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