Bethune-Cookman visits Southern after French's 25-point performance

Published Feb. 26, 2022 2:02 a.m. ET

Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (7-20, 5-10 SWAC) at Southern Jaguars (15-12, 9-4 SWAC)

Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Saturday, 6:30 p.m. EST

LINE: Southern -12.5; over/under is 136.5

BOTTOM LINE: Bethune-Cookman takes on the Southern Jaguars after Joe French scored 25 points in Bethune-Cookman's 89-78 loss to the Alabama State Hornets.


The Jaguars have gone 8-1 in home games. Southern averages 13.3 assists per game to lead the SWAC, paced by Jayden Saddler with 4.0.

The Wildcats are 5-10 in SWAC play. Bethune-Cookman has a 1-11 record in games decided by 10 or more points.

The teams square off for the second time this season in SWAC play. The Jaguars won the last matchup 69-59 on Jan. 11. Saddler scored 20 points points to help lead the Jaguars to the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Damien Sears is averaging 4.6 points and 5.4 rebounds for the Jaguars. Brion Whitley is averaging 2.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Southern.

Marcus Garrett is averaging 12.6 points for the Wildcats. French is averaging 16.5 points and 1.9 rebounds while shooting 46.1% over the past 10 games for Bethune-Cookman.

LAST 10 GAMES: Jaguars: 6-4, averaging 76.4 points, 30.1 rebounds, 14.9 assists, 10.2 steals and 2.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 66.3 points per game.

Wildcats: 3-7, averaging 63.8 points, 27.3 rebounds, 11.1 assists, 9.4 steals and 1.9 blocks per game while shooting 42.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 68.4 points.


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