The No. 18 Alabama Crimson Tide (3-0) will be out to extend their winning streak when they welcome the Jacksonville State Gamecocks (1-1) on Friday. Jacksonville State was beaten by the UIC Flames 67-60 at Credit Union 1 Arena on Monday. With 12 points, Skyelar Potter was the leading scorer in the loss.
Alabama won their third in a row on Tuesday at Mitchell Center, beating the South Alabama Jaguars 65-55. Brandon Miller topped the scoresheet with 19 points. With 8 points, 15 rebounds, and three blocks, Noah Clowney also impressed. This is the only meeting of the season between the teams.
Alabama won the only matchup between the teams last season 65-59 at Coleman Coliseum in December 2021, their third straight head-to-head victory. Keon Ellis led the Crimson Tide with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Darian Adams had 18 points and seven rebounds in defeat.Potter is averaging 16.0 points per game to lead the Gamecocks in scoring early this season.
Meanwhile, Juwan Perdue is grabbing 8.5 rebounds per game, and Demaree King is dishing 4.0 assists. Miller’s 17.7 points per game have powered the Crimson Tide on offense. Clowney is collecting 10.7 rebounds per game, and Mark Sears is distributing 3.7 assists.
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