A thriller took place on January 26 at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome when Alabama State hosted Southern earlier this season. As a matter of fact, regulation was not enough time to settle the affair.
The Hornets escaped at home 63-59. ASU enters play today at 11-2 in the SWAC (15-7 overall), tied for first place with Texas Southern. The Jaguars are currently 11-3 in the conference (14-14 overall), half a game out.
Tre Lynch scored 15 points off the bench in the Jaguars’ 72-63 win over Alabama A&M in Baton Rouge on Saturday. Lynch has not started a single game this year and averages 11.8 points per game.
Southern has the SWAC’s best field-goal percentage defense. Opponents are shooting 39 percent this season.
Demarcus Robinson scored 23 points on 7-of-11 shooting in Alabama State’s 71-67 win at Alcorn State this past weekend. Robinson has four of the Hornets’ six 20-point games this season. ASU also made nine three pointers, its most in conference play so far.
Mississippi State transfer Wendell Lewis scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds the last time the two schools met. Prior to last month’s victory of Southern, Alabama State had lost six straight.