On Saturday, Arkansas-Little Rock hosts South Alabama at Jack Stephens Center. The game tips off at 8:00 EST. The Trojans lost to the Jaguars 77-62 on December 22nd and are 3-4 against them over the last four years.
Both teams share 2nd place in the Sun Belt.
In their last outing, behind 11 points and 6 rebounds from Will Neighbour, the Trojans defeated North Texas 62-57 on January 26th. He leads the team in points with 11.6 per game and rebounds with 6.9 per game. For the Jaguars, Augustine Rubit finished with 18 points and 9 rebounds in the 74-62 loss to Arkansas State on January 31st. With 19.1 points per game and 10.8 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. One category in which South Alabama is especially proficient is free throw rate at 44.2, ranking 1st in their conference (and 20th nationally).
StatSmack! Arkansas-Little Rock is better than South Alabama
The Arkansas-Little Rock basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than South Alabama (92% vs 63%).
Even computers respect Arkansas-Little Rock more. We have a better RPI this season than South Alabama (RPI: #117 vs #186).