Warren, UTA visit S. Alabama
Texas-Arlington (13-15, 9-6) vs. South Alabama (13-14, 6-8)
Mitchell Center, Mobile, Alabama; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Brian Warren and Texas-Arlington will go up against Trhae Mitchell and South Alabama. The junior Warren has scored 22 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 18.6 over his last five games. Mitchell, a senior, is averaging 9.2 points and five assists over the last five games.
SAVVY SENIORS: South Alabama has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Mitchell, Josh Ajayi, Rodrick Sikes and Kory Holden have collectively accounted for 65 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 55 percent of all Jaguars points over the last five games.
SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Warren has made or assisted on 42 percent of all Texas-Arlington field goals over the last five games. The junior guard has accounted for 34 field goals and 21 assists in those games.
WINLESS WHEN: The Mavericks are 0-7 when they score 60 points or fewer and 13-8 when they exceed 60 points. The Jaguars are 0-7 when they fail to score more than 65 points and 13-7 on the season, otherwise.
UNDEFEATED WHEN: South Alabama is a perfect 7-0 when it holds an opponent to 62 points or fewer. The Jaguars are 6-14 when opponents score more than 62 points.
TOUGH DEFENSE: Texas-Arlington has held opposing teams to 70.6 points per game, the second-lowest figure among all Sun Belt teams.