Jacksonville @ Jacksonville State
Regular Season Records: Jacksonville 20-9; Jacksonville State 21-9
What to Know
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks and the Jacksonville Dolphins are set to clash at 7 p.m. ET March 5 at Pete Mathews Coliseum in the third round of the Atlantic Sun Conference Tourney. Jacksonville State is out to keep their three-game home win streak alive.
The Gamecocks strolled past the Kennesaw State Owls with points to spare on Thursday, taking the matchup 78-67. Jacksonville State’s success was the result of a balanced attack that saw several players step up, but guard Darian Adams led the charge as he had 17 points and five assists.
Meanwhile, Jacksonville earned some postseason bragging rights after a successful outing on Thursday. They beat the Cent. Arkansas Bears 79-69. Forward Bryce Workman and guard Kevion Nolan were among the main playmakers for Jacksonville as the former had 21 points along with six boards and the latter posted a double-double on 15 points and ten rebounds.
Jacksonville State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 6.5-point margin of victory. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a five-game streak of ATS wins.
A couple numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Gamecocks come into the contest boasting the 33rd highest field goal percentage in college basketball at 47.40%. But the Dolphins have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 39.30%, which places them 17th in college basketball. These opposing strengths should make for an exciting matchup.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Pete Mathews Coliseum — Jacksonville, Alabama
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Gamecocks are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Dolphins, 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 6.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Jacksonville State and Jacksonville both have one win in their last two games.
- Feb 05, 2022 – Jacksonville State 64 vs. Jacksonville 58
- Dec 05, 2015 – Jacksonville 86 vs. Jacksonville State 82