Halftime Report

Southern U. and Alabama State have shown up to the game, but their offenses sure haven't. Sitting on a score of 31-21, Southern U. has looked like the better team, but there's still one more half to play.

If Southern U. keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 18-12 in no time. On the other hand, Alabama State will have to make due with a 12-18 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

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Southern U. Jaguars @ Alabama State Hornets

Current Records: Southern U. 17-12, Alabama State 12-17

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Alabama State has been on the road for three straight, but on Thursday they'll finally head home. They and the Southern U. Jaguars will face off in a SWAC battle at 8:30 p.m. ET at Dunn-Oliver Acadome. Alabama State is expected to win (but not by much) so they better bring their A-game into this one.

After soaring to 84 points the game before, Alabama State faltered in their contest on Saturday. They fell 58-53 to the Bulldogs. The result shouldn't come as a shock considering that's the fewest points Alabama State has scored all season.

Meanwhile, Southern U. came into Monday's game having lost three straight, but that streak is now in the rearview. They walked away with a 58-44 win over the Rattlers on Monday. Winning is a bit easier when you work as a team to post 11 more assists than your opponent, as Southern U. did.

The Hornets' defeat was their sixth straight on the road, which dropped their record down to 12-17. As for the Jaguars, their win bumped their record up to 17-12.

Thursday's match is shaping up to be a scrappy contest: Alabama State have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 39.8 rebounds per game. It's a different story for Southern U., though, as they've been averaging only 31.7 rebounds per game. Given Alabama State's sizable advantage in that area, Southern U. will need to find a way to close that gap.

Alabama State came up short against Southern U. when the teams last played back in February, falling 73-62. Will Alabama State have more luck at home instead of on the road?


Alabama State is a slight 1-point favorite against Southern U., 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 1-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is 131.5 points.

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Series History

Southern U. has won 7 out of their last 10 games against Alabama State.

  • Feb 12, 2024 - Southern U. 73 vs. Alabama State 62
  • Mar 02, 2023 - Southern U. 66 vs. Alabama State 52
  • Feb 06, 2023 - Alabama State 73 vs. Southern U. 66
  • Mar 03, 2022 - Alabama State 77 vs. Southern U. 67
  • Feb 07, 2022 - Southern U. 72 vs. Alabama State 58
  • Feb 22, 2021 - Southern U. 75 vs. Alabama State 66
  • Jan 25, 2021 - Alabama State 66 vs. Southern U. 64
  • Mar 10, 2020 - Southern U. 67 vs. Alabama State 53
  • Feb 22, 2020 - Southern U. 56 vs. Alabama State 44
  • Jan 25, 2020 - Southern U. 80 vs. Alabama State 71