UTSA seeks revenge on Southern Miss
UTSA (17-13, 11-6) vs. Southern Miss (18-11, 10-7)
Reed Green Coliseum, Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Saturday, 3 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Southern Miss goes for the season sweep over UTSA after winning the previous matchup in Hattiesburg. The teams last went at it on Feb. 14, when the Golden Eagles shot 45.9 percent from the field while limiting UTSA to just 37.1 percent en route to a 78-71 victory.
BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: The sophomore duo of Jhivvan Jackson and Keaton Wallace has led the Roadrunners. Jackson has averaged 23.1 points and 4.1 rebounds while Wallace has put up 20.9 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. The Golden Eagles have been led by seniors Cortez Edwards and Tyree Griffin, who are averaging 14 and 13.6 points, respectively.
CREATING OFFENSE: Griffin has either made or assisted on 63 percent of all Southern Miss field goals over the last three games. Griffin has accounted for 21 field goals and 27 assists in those games.
PERFECT WHEN: Southern Miss is a perfect 7-0 when the team makes 10 or more 3-pointers. The Golden Eagles are 11-11 when the team hits fewer than 10 threes.
ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Golden Eagles have recently converted baskets via assists more often than the Roadrunners. Southern Miss has 47 assists on 76 field goals (61.8 percent) across its previous three matchups while UTSA has assists on 35 of 77 field goals (45.5 percent) during its past three games.
PACE OF PLAY: The upbeat UTSA offense has averaged 74.6 possessions per game, the 16th-most in Division I. Southern Miss has not been as uptempo as the Roadrunners and is averaging only 66.9 possessions per game (ranked 286th, nationally).