Southern hosts Bethune-Cookman after Garrett’s 22-point game

Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (5-10, 1-1 SWAC) at Southern Jaguars (7-9, 3-0 SWAC)

Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Monday, 9 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Southern -11.5; over/under is 144.5

BOTTOM LINE: Bethune-Cookman faces the Southern Jaguars after Marcus Garrett scored 22 points in Bethune-Cookman’s 76-70 loss to the Grambling Tigers.

The Jaguars are 3-0 on their home court. Southern leads the SWAC averaging 73.8 points and is shooting 43.7%.

The Wildcats have gone 1-1 against SWAC opponents. Bethune-Cookman is seventh in the SWAC with 11.7 assists per game led by Zion Harmon averaging 2.9.

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

TOP PERFORMERS: P.J. Byrd is averaging 8.5 points and 6.4 assists for the Jaguars. Brion Whitley is averaging 11.6 points over the last 10 games for Southern.

Harmon is shooting 33.8% from beyond the arc with 1.6 made 3-pointers per game for the Wildcats, while averaging 12.5 points. Garrett is averaging 13.3 points over the past 10 games for Bethune-Cookman.

LAST 10 GAMES: Jaguars: 5-5, averaging 76.4 points, 31.5 rebounds, 16.4 assists, 8.6 steals and 2.2 blocks per game while shooting 44.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 74.2 points per game.

Wildcats: 3-7, averaging 67.6 points, 27.7 rebounds, 11.5 assists, 8.0 steals and 2.7 blocks per game while shooting 40.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 77.0 points.

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