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North Alabama @ Jacksonville State

Current Records: North Alabama 9-20; Jacksonville State 20-9

What to Know

After a two-game homestand, the North Alabama Lions will be on the road. North Alabama and the Jacksonville State Gamecocks will face off in an Atlantic Sun battle at 2 p.m. ET Saturday at Pete Mathews Coliseum. Jacksonville State will be strutting in after a win while the Lions will be stumbling in from a loss.

North Alabama came up short against the Cent. Arkansas Bears on Wednesday, falling 81-72.

Meanwhile, the Eastern Kentucky Colonels typically have all the answers at home, but on Wednesday Jacksonville State proved too difficult a challenge. Jacksonville State had enough points to win and then some against the Colonels, taking their matchup 81-68.

North Alabama is the clear underdog, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. Now might not be the best time to take the Lions against the spread since they've let down bettors for the past two consecutive games.

North Alabama came up short against the Gamecocks in the teams' previous meeting last month, falling 65-55. Can North Alabama avenge their defeat, or is history doomed to repeat itself? We'll soon find out.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 2 p.m. ET
  • Where: Pete Mathews Coliseum -- Jacksonville, Alabama
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Gamecocks are a big 13.5-point favorite against the Lions, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Gamecocks as a 13-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Jacksonville State have won all of the games they've played against North Alabama in the last eight years.

  • Jan 08, 2022 - Jacksonville State 65 vs. North Alabama 55
  • Dec 18, 2018 - Jacksonville State 64 vs. North Alabama 50
  • Dec 01, 2018 - Jacksonville State 76 vs. North Alabama 65