Halftime Report

After a tough loss on the road their last time out, Southern Utah looks much better today on their home court. A win is still up for grabs for either team after one quarter, but Southern Utah is up 36-33 over Arkansas Pine Bluff.

Southern Utah came into the game with some extra motivation after the defeat 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.

Who's Playing

Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions @ Southern Utah Jaguars

Current Records: Arkansas Pine Bluff 8-10, Southern Utah 9-9

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What to Know

Arkansas Pine Bluff has enjoyed a two-game homestand but will soon have to dust off their road jerseys. The Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions and the Southern Utah Jaguars will face off in a SWAC battle at 6:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at F.G. Clark Activity Center. Arkansas Pine Bluff has insisted on making their lastthree contests complete nail-biters, turning in a record of 3-0 during that stretch of close contests.

We saw a pretty high 161-over/under line set for Arkansas Pine Bluff's previous game, but the actual score was more down to earth. They secured a 76-72 W over the Wildcats on Monday.

Meanwhile, it's hard to win when your three-point shooting is a whole 35.3% worse than the opposition, a fact Southern Utah found out the hard way on Saturday. They took a 79-62 bruising from the Tigers. Southern Utah has now taken an 'L' in back-to-back games.

Southern Utah struggled to work together and finished the game with only six assists. That's the fewest assists they've managed all season.

The Golden Lions' win bumped their record up to 8-10. As for the Jaguars, their defeat dropped their record down to 9-9.

Keep an eye on the arc in Saturday's game: Arkansas Pine Bluff have been dynamite from deep this season, having nailed 38.5% of their threes per game. It's a different story for Southern Utah, though, as they've only made 30% of their threes per game this season. Given Arkansas Pine Bluff's sizeable advantage in that area, Southern Utah will need to find a way to close that gap.

Arkansas Pine Bluff is hoping to beat the odds on Saturday, as the experts think they're headed for a loss. For those looking to play the spread, watch out: Arkansas Pine Bluff is playing on the road, but their 3-6 record against the spread as such isn't exactly encouraging.

Odds

Southern Utah is a big 11.5-point favorite against Arkansas Pine Bluff, 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 10.5-point favorite.


The over/under is set at 156 points.

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Series History

Southern Utah has won 7 out of their last 10 games against Arkansas Pine Bluff.

  • Jan 21, 2023 - Arkansas Pine Bluff 62 vs. Southern Utah 55
  • Jan 22, 2022 - Southern Utah 99 vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff 51
  • Feb 13, 2021 - Southern Utah 73 vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff 71
  • Jan 16, 2021 - Southern Utah 88 vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff 53
  • Feb 15, 2020 - Southern Utah 73 vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff 49
  • Jan 18, 2020 - Southern Utah 75 vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff 56
  • Feb 16, 2019 - Arkansas Pine Bluff 61 vs. Southern Utah 45
  • Jan 19, 2019 - Southern Utah 69 vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff 67
  • Mar 09, 2018 - Arkansas Pine Bluff 71 vs. Southern Utah 65
  • Feb 10, 2018 - Southern Utah 70 vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff 62