Alabama A&M looks to end streak vs Grambling St.
Alabama A&M (5-26, 4-13) vs. Grambling State (15-15, 9-8)
Assembly Center, Grambling, Louisiana; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Grambling State looks to extend Alabama A&M’s conference losing streak to eight games. Alabama A&M’s last SWAC win came against the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils 78-63 on Feb. 9. Grambling State is coming off a 93-66 home win over Alabama State in its most recent game.
SQUAD LEADERSHIP: Grambling State’s Ivy Smith Jr. has averaged 13.8 points and 4.9 assists while Dallas Polk-Hilliard has put up 13.2 points and 5.6 rebounds. For the Bulldogs, Andre Kennedy has averaged 12.1 points and six rebounds while Brandon Miller has put up 6.4 points and 4.2 assists.
SOLID SMITH JR.: Smith has connected on 33.3 percent of the 66 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 11 over the last three games. He’s also made 80.5 percent of his foul shots this season.
SCORING THRESHOLDS: Alabama A&M is 0-21 when its offense scores 64 points or fewer. Grambling State is a perfect 9-0 when it holds opponents to 63 or fewer points.
COLD SPELL: Alabama A&M has lost its last 17 road games, scoring 59.2 points, while allowing 75.5 per game.
FREQUENTLY FOULED: Grambling State has attempted the 21st-most free throws in the nation at 23.4 per game. Alabama A&M has gotten to the line far less frequently and is averaging only 14.3 foul shots per game (ranked 278th).