Alabama St. faces Chattanooga in Emerald Coast Classic
Alabama State (0-5) vs. Chattanooga (3-3)
Emerald Coast Classic , The Arena at NW Florida St, Niceville, Florida; Friday, 2:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Alabama State and Chattanooga will go at it in the Emerald Coast Classic. Chattanooga lost 58-46 to Tennessee in its most recent game, while Alabama State fell 78-62 against VCU in its last outing.
SUPER SENIORS: Chattanooga has relied heavily on its seniors this year. David Jean-Baptiste, Matt Ryan, Rod Johnson, Ramon Vila and Maurice Commander have combined to account for 81 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 79 percent of all Mocs points over the last five games.EFFECTIVE EWUOSHO: Tobi Ewuosho has connected on 50 percent of the 10 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 4 for 6 over his last three games. He’s also converted 81.8 percent of his foul shots this season.
ASSIST RATIOS: The Hornets have recently gotten buckets via assists more often than the Mocs. Chattanooga has an assist on 33 of 76 field goals (43.4 percent) across its previous three games while Alabama State has assists on 23 of 52 field goals (44.2 percent) during its past three games.
FOOT OFF THE GAS: Chattanooga’s defense has forced 15 turnovers per game this season, but is averaging 11.3 turnovers over its last three games.