App. State @ South Alabama
Current Records: App. State 7-8; South Alabama 10-4
What to Know
The South Alabama Jaguars are 11-2 against the App. State Mountaineers since January of 2016, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success on Thursday. The Jaguars and Appalachian State will face off in a Sun Belt battle at 8 p.m. ET at Mitchell Center. South Alabama won both of their matches against Appalachian State last season (65-63 and 56-54) and is aiming for the same result this time around.
It was close but no cigar for South Alabama as they fell 89-87 to the Texas-Arlington Mavericks last week.
Meanwhile, the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks typically have all the answers at home, but on Saturday Appalachian State proved too difficult a challenge. The Mountaineers took their matchup against the Warhawks 77-69.
The Jaguars are the favorite in this one, with an expected 6-point margin of victory. Those burned by picking them against the spread last Thursday might want to keep in mind that the team has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.
South Alabama is now 10-4 while Appalachian State sits at 7-8. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: South Alabama ranks 25th in college basketball when it comes to takeaways, with 17.2 on average. But the Mountaineers come into the contest boasting the 18th fewest turnovers per game in college basketball at 10.1. These opposing strengths should make for an exciting matchup.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Mitchell Center — Mobile, Alabama
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Jaguars are a solid 6-point favorite against the Mountaineers, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Jaguars, as the game opened with the Jaguars as a 4.5-point favorite.
South Alabama have won 11 out of their last 13 games against App. State.
- Feb 20, 2021 – South Alabama 56 vs. App. State 54
- Feb 19, 2021 – South Alabama 65 vs. App. State 63
- Jan 16, 2021 – App. State 83 vs. South Alabama 77
- Jan 15, 2021 – South Alabama 73 vs. App. State 64
- Feb 20, 2020 – South Alabama 78 vs. App. State 70
- Dec 19, 2019 – App. State 81 vs. South Alabama 71
- Mar 09, 2019 – South Alabama 78 vs. App. State 71
- Jan 03, 2019 – South Alabama 79 vs. App. State 73
- Feb 15, 2018 – South Alabama 77 vs. App. State 66
- Jan 20, 2018 – South Alabama 83 vs. App. State 77
- Feb 18, 2017 – South Alabama 87 vs. App. State 74
- Feb 18, 2016 – South Alabama 75 vs. App. State 71
- Jan 30, 2016 – South Alabama 73 vs. App. State 60
Injury Report for South Alabama
No Injury Information
Injury Report for App. State
- Justin Forrest: Game-Time Decision (Undisclosed)