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Little Rock @ South Alabama

Regular Season Records: Little Rock 8-18; South Alabama 19-10

What to Know

The Little Rock Trojans and the South Alabama Jaguars are set to clash at 3 p.m. ET March 3 at Pensacola Bay Center in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference Tourney. The Jaguars will be strutting in after a win while Little Rock will be stumbling in from a defeat.

The Trojans received a tough blow last week as they fell 68-55 to the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers.

Meanwhile, South Alabama was able to grind out a solid victory over the Texas-Arlington Mavericks last Friday, winning 62-52.

Little Rock 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 Little Rock against the spread since they've let down bettors for the past four consecutive games.

A pair of defensive stats to keep an eye on: Little Rock has allowed their opponents to shoot 47.20% from the floor on average, which is the sixth highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. The Jaguars' defense has more to brag about, as they they come into the contest boasting the 25th fewest points allowed per game in college basketball at 62.8. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 3 p.m. ET
  • Where: Pensacola Bay Center -- Pensacola, Florida
  • TV: ESPN Plus
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Jaguars are a big 12.5-point favorite against the Trojans, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 12.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Little Rock have won seven out of their last ten games against South Alabama.

  • Feb 10, 2022 - South Alabama 77 vs. Little Rock 46
  • Jan 25, 2020 - Little Rock 73 vs. South Alabama 71
  • Jan 11, 2020 - South Alabama 52 vs. Little Rock 43
  • Feb 09, 2019 - Little Rock 73 vs. South Alabama 68
  • Jan 12, 2019 - Little Rock 91 vs. South Alabama 62
  • Feb 08, 2018 - South Alabama 73 vs. Little Rock 56
  • Mar 02, 2017 - Little Rock 62 vs. South Alabama 57
  • Jan 21, 2017 - Little Rock 73 vs. South Alabama 56
  • Feb 06, 2016 - Little Rock 74 vs. South Alabama 43
  • Dec 30, 2015 - Little Rock 69 vs. South Alabama 60