Southern hopes to end skid vs Grambling St.
Grambling State (8-7, 2-0) vs. Southern (3-12, 0-2)
F.G. Clark Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Saturday, 6:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Southern looks to end its eight-game losing streak as it takes on Grambling State. Grambling State won 68-63 at home against Alabama State in its last outing. Southern lost 64-54 on the road to Prairie View in its most recent game.
SUPER SENIORS: Grambling State has relied heavily on its seniors. Ivy Smith Jr., DeVante Jackson, Travon Bunch, Anthony Gaston and Kelton Edwards have combined to account for 67 percent of the team’s scoring this season and 63 percent of all Tigers points over the last five games.
FUELING THE OFFENSE: Smith has made or assisted on 41 percent of all Grambling State field goals over the last three games. Smith has accounted for 11 field goals and 19 assists in those games.
WINLESS WHEN: Southern is 0-11 this year when it scores 68 points or fewer and 3-1 when it scores at least 69.
UNDEFEATED WHEN: Grambling State is a perfect 5-0 when the team records at least 12 offensive rebounds. The Tigers are 3-7 this season when they fail to reach that mark.
DID YOU KNOW: Southern is ranked first among SWAC teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 34 percent. The Jaguars have averaged 12.7 offensive boards per game.