The Southwestern Athletic Conference Tourney showdown between the Alabama State Hornets (8-23, 7-11 SWAC) and the Southern University Jaguars (16-15, 13-5 SWAC) will take place at F.G. Clark Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
Alabama State Hornets at Southern University Jaguars Free Preview
In the Hornets’ last game, they fell to the Grambling State Tigers, 70-58. With 20 points on 6-for-14 shooting, Tobi Ewuosho was the game’s high scorer. Grambling State had a free throw rate of 0.440 (above their season average of 0.249). Alabama State, meanwhile, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 39.5 (above their season average of 25.7).
The Jaguars hope to keep it rolling after topping the Prairie View A&M Panthers in their last outing, 89-80. Southern University was lifted by Ahsante Shivers, who was the game’s high scorer with 22 points on 6-for-12 shooting. The Jaguars had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 43.2 (above their season average of 31.7), while the Panthers had a turnover percentage of 21.5 (above their season average of 17.7).
Southern University could own the offensive glass in this battle. The Jaguars rank 58th in offensive rebounding percentage (32.1 percent), while Alabama State ranks 260th in defensive rebounding percentage (70.4 percent).
Alabama State vs. Southern University ATS Prediction
Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Southern University, ATS Winner – Southern University, O/U – Under
The Jaguars average 6.9 steals per game, which ranks 87th in the nation. The Hornets rank 193rd in steals allowed per game (7.4).
Southern University ranks 22nd in rebounds allowed per game (31.2) while Alabama State ranks 197th (36.1).
The Jaguars rank 120th in assists per game (13.3) while the Hornets rank 260th (10.3).
Alabama State ranks 159th in three pointers attempted per game (21.6) while Southern University ranks 279th (17.1).
The Jaguars’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 15.4, up from 2.3 for the season.
During their last five games, the Hornets have scored an average of 65.0 points per game (3.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 72.8 points per game (1.6 above their season average).