Alabama State Hornets (8-21, 6-10 SWAC) at Southern Jaguars (14-15, 10-6 SWAC)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Alabama State heads into the matchup against Southern as losers of four games in a row.
The Jaguars have gone 8-1 in home games. Southern is first in the SWAC with 14.4 assists per game led by P.J. Byrd averaging 5.5.
The Hornets have gone 6-10 against SWAC opponents. Alabama State has a 2-2 record in games decided by less than 4 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Brion Whitley is scoring 11.6 points per game with 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist for the Jaguars. Bryson Etienne is averaging 10.2 points and 3.9 rebounds while shooting 40.9% over the past 10 games for Southern.
Isaiah Range is shooting 42.7% from beyond the arc with 2.3 made 3-pointers per game for the Hornets, while averaging 14 points. Antonio Madlock is shooting 36.5% and averaging 11.0 points over the past 10 games for Alabama State.
LAST 10 GAMES: Jaguars: 5-5, averaging 68.8 points, 33.2 rebounds, 11.9 assists, 6.3 steals and 2.7 blocks per game while shooting 42.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 68.6 points per game.
Hornets: 2-8, averaging 63.1 points, 31.4 rebounds, 9.8 assists, 6.5 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 39.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 67.5 points.
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