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Fortunes may be turning around for South Alabama after losing five in a row. They have jumped out to a quick 41-33 lead against Georgia Southern. South Alabama took a big hit to their ego last Saturday, so a win here would be a pleasant pick-me-up.

South Alabama came into the match with some extra motivation after the loss they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

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Georgia Southern Eagles @ South Alabama Jaguars

Current Records: Georgia Southern 5-18, South Alabama 10-13

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Georgia Southern has enjoyed a two-game homestand but will soon have to dust off their road jerseys. They and the South Alabama Jaguars will face off in a Sun Belt battle at 8:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Mitchell Center. Given that the pair suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this match.

Georgia Southern fought the good fight in their overtime game against the Mountaineers on Saturday but wound up with a less-than-desirable result. They were just a bucket shy of victory and fell 85-84 to the Mountaineers. Having run the score up that high, both teams probably have some extra defensive drills coming up.

Meanwhile, South Alabama's recent rough patch got a bit rougher on Saturday after their fifth straight loss. They suffered a bruising 80-60 defeat at the hands of the Ragin Cajuns. The defeat unfortunately continues a disappointing trend for South Alabama in their matchups with the Ragin Cajuns: they've now lost five in a row.

The Eagles have been struggling recently as they've lost three of their last four games, which is in line with their 5-18 record this season. As for the Jaguars, their defeat was their fourth straight on the road, which dropped their record down to 10-13.

Georgia Southern is hoping to beat the odds on Wednesday, as the experts think they're headed for a loss. This contest will be their sixth straight as the underdogs (so far over this stretch they are 4-1 against the spread).

Georgia Southern beat the Jaguars 64-50 in their previous meeting back in December of 2022. The rematch might be a little tougher for Georgia Southern since the squad won't have the home-court advantage this time around. We'll see if the change in venue makes a difference.


South Alabama is a 4.5-point favorite against Georgia Southern, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Jaguars as a 5.5-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 153.5 points.

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Series History

South Alabama and Georgia Southern both have 5 wins in their last 10 games.

  • Dec 29, 2022 - Georgia Southern 64 vs. South Alabama 50
  • Feb 03, 2022 - Georgia Southern 58 vs. South Alabama 57
  • Jan 15, 2022 - South Alabama 73 vs. Georgia Southern 67
  • Jan 23, 2021 - South Alabama 62 vs. Georgia Southern 48
  • Jan 22, 2021 - Georgia Southern 84 vs. South Alabama 75
  • Jan 02, 2021 - Georgia Southern 62 vs. South Alabama 49
  • Jan 01, 2021 - South Alabama 88 vs. Georgia Southern 59
  • Feb 01, 2020 - South Alabama 79 vs. Georgia Southern 69
  • Jan 18, 2020 - South Alabama 74 vs. Georgia Southern 68
  • Feb 13, 2019 - Georgia Southern 75 vs. South Alabama 65