Jackson State (10-16, 7-6) vs. Grambling State (13-13, 7-6)
Assembly Center, Grambling, Louisiana; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Grambling State seeks revenge on Jackson State after dropping the first matchup in Jackson. The teams last met on Jan. 25, when the Tigers outshot Grambling State from the field 44.9 percent to 35.4 percent and made five more 3-pointers en route to the 18-point victory.
BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Jackson State is led by Tristan Jarrett and Roland Griffin. Jarrett has averaged 17.3 points while Griffin has recorded 14.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Grambling State have been led by seniors Ivy Smith Jr. and DeVante Jackson, who are scoring 12.3 and 13.7 per game, respectively.
OFFENSIVE THREAT: Smith has directly created 48 percent of all Grambling State field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has 15 field goals and 23 assists in those games.
WINLESS WHEN: Grambling State is 0-9 when it allows at least 75 points and 13-4 when it holds opponents to anything below 75. Jackson State is 0-13 when allowing 70 or more points and 10-3 on the season, otherwise.
ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Jackson State offense has recently gotten baskets via assists more often than Jackson State. Grambling State has an assist on 38 of 79 field goals (48.1 percent) over its previous three outings while Jackson State has assists on 33 of 67 field goals (49.3 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Grambling State is ranked second among SWAC teams with an average of 72.6 points per game. The Tigers have averaged 76.8 points per game over their last five games.
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