The Southern Miss Golden Eagles (4-12, 0-3 CUSA) will attempt to end a seven-game road losing streak when they meet the UTSA Roadrunners (7-9, 1-2 CUSA) at UTSA Convocation Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
Southern Miss Golden Eagles at UTSA Roadrunners Free Preview
In the Golden Eagles’ last game, they fell to the UTEP Miners, 76-64. Southern Miss’ Leonard Harper-Baker contributed 14 points and eight rebounds in the game. UTEP did a terrific job of converting from the free throw line (34-37; 91.9 percent). Southern Miss, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (14.0 vs. 18.1).
The Roadrunners hope to keep it rolling after beating the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in their last outing, 89-73. UTSA rallied around Jhivvan Jackson, who was the top scorer from either team with 37 points on 11-for-23 shooting. The Roadrunners held the Bulldogs to an offensive rebounding percentage of 24.3 (below their season average of 31.7) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.635 (above their season average of 0.488).
Conflicting tempos will be on display in this meeting. UTSA has preferred a fast-paced style of play (20th in possessions per game), while Southern Miss has been slower-paced (220th in possessions per game).
This is the first time these teams will meet this year. The Golden Eagles won both contests played against each other last season. In the last contest, Southern Miss won 81-48. The Golden Eagles dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an absurd effective field goal percentage of 0.600 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 25.7. For those same stats, the Roadrunners were 0.331 and 17.4, respectively.
Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. UTSA Roadrunners Prediction
Free Pick: SU Winner – UTSA, ATS Winner – UTSA, O/U – Under
The Golden Eagles rank 41st in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while the Roadrunners rank 68th (3.1).
UTSA averages 6.6 steals per game, which ranks 123rd in the nation. Southern Miss ranks 143rd in steals allowed per game (7.2).
UTSA ranks 16th in three pointers attempted per game (28.5) while Southern Miss ranks 257th (16.9).
The Roadrunners rank 27th in rebounds per game (40.5) while the Golden Eagles rank 191st (34.4).
UTSA averages 13.8 assists per game, which ranks 105th in the NCAA. Southern Miss ranks 148th in assists allowed per game (13.3).
The Roadrunners’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 9.6, up from 2.3 for the season.
During their last five games, the Golden Eagles have scored an average of 64.8 points per game (1.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 76.4 points per game (2.0 above their season average).