UAPB, Jackson St. meet in SWAC quarters
No. 7 seed Arkansas-Pine Bluff (4-20, 3-12) vs. No. 2 seed Jackson State (11-5, 11-0)
Southwestern Athletic Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Bartow Arena, Birmingham, Alabama; Wednesday, 3 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Arkansas-Pine Bluff is set to meet Jackson State in the quarterfinals of the SWAC tournament. In the regular season, Jackson State won both of the head-to-head matchups. The teams last went at it on March 1, when Arkansas-Pine Bluff made just 11 foul shots on 21 attempts while the Tigers hit 24 of 31 en route to a six-point victory.
.SHAUN CAN SHOOT: Shaun Doss Jr. has connected on 28.7 percent of the 94 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 2 for 6 over the last three games. He’s also converted 68.6 percent of his free throws this season.
WINLESS WHEN: Arkansas-Pine Bluff is 0-20 when scoring fewer than 71 points and 4-0 when scoring at least 71.
ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Tigers have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Golden Lions. Jackson State has an assist on 37 of 63 field goals (58.7 percent) over its past three outings while Arkansas-Pine Bluff has assists on 26 of 78 field goals (33.3 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: The Jackson State defense has allowed only 61.6 points per game to opponents this season, ranking the Tigers 10th among Division I teams. The Arkansas-Pine Bluff offense has averaged 62 points through 24 games (ranked 321st, nationally).
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