North Alabama takes on Bellarmine, aims for 4th straight win

Bellarmine Knights (5-9, 0-1 ASUN) at North Alabama Lions (9-5, 1-0 ASUN)

Florence, Alabama; Monday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: North Alabama is looking to build upon its three-game win streak with a victory over Bellarmine.

The Lions have gone 4-0 in home games. North Alabama is eighth in the ASUN in rebounding with 33.1 rebounds. Damien Forrest leads the Lions with 6.5 boards.

The Knights have gone 0-1 against ASUN opponents. Bellarmine ranks third in the ASUN giving up 64.3 points while holding opponents to 42.4% shooting.

The matchup Monday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams in conference play.

TOP PERFORMERS: Daniel Ortiz is averaging 13.2 points for the Lions. KJ Johnson is averaging 11.2 points over the last 10 games for North Alabama.

Garrett Tipton is scoring 11.4 points per game with 3.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists for the Knights. Ben Johnson is averaging 10.9 points over the past 10 games for Bellarmine.

LAST 10 GAMES: Lions: 6-4, averaging 70.2 points, 32.1 rebounds, 11.4 assists, 5.5 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 43.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 72.4 points per game.

Knights: 3-7, averaging 66.3 points, 26.4 rebounds, 15.7 assists, 6.2 steals and 1.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 65.0 points.

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