UAPB looks for home win vs Southern
Southern (4-13, 1-3) vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (3-12, 2-1)
H.O. Clemmons Arena, Pine Bluff, Arkansas; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Arkansas-Pine Bluff looks for its fourth straight win over Southern at H.O. Clemmons Arena. The last victory for the Jaguars at Arkansas-Pine Bluff was a 69-55 win on Jan. 16, 2016.
SAVVY SENIORS: Arkansas-Pine Bluff has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Markedric Bell, Dequan Morris, Marquell Carter and Jordan McNair have collectively accounted for 56 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 56 percent of all Golden Lions points over the last five games.
DIALING IT UP A NOTCH: The Golden Lions have scored 63.3 points per game and allowed 63.7 points per game against SWAC opponents. Those are both solid improvements over the 62.4 points scored and 72.9 points given up per game to non-conference opponents.TOUGH TO DENY DAMIREE: In 17 appearances this season, Southern’s Damiree Burns has shot 48.8 percent.
WINLESS WHEN: Arkansas-Pine Bluff is 0-12 this year when it scores 60 points or fewer and 3-0 when it scores at least 61.
COLD SPELL: Southern has lost its last 12 road games, scoring 60.4 points, while allowing 76.7 per game.
DID YOU KNOW: Southern is rated first among SWAC teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 33.5 percent. The Jaguars have averaged 12.2 offensive boards per game.