Alabama A&M @ Alcorn State
Regular Season Records: Alabama A&M 12-17; Alcorn State 16-15
What to Know
The Alcorn State Braves and the Alabama A&M Bulldogs are set to clash at 9:30 p.m. ET March 11 at Bartow Arena in the second round of the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tourney. Bragging rights belong to the Braves for now since they're up 10-2 across their past 12 matchups.
Alcorn State escaped with a win on Wednesday against the Prairie View A&M Panthers by the margin of a single free throw, 64-63. Kudos to the oddsmakers for accurately forecasting both the winner and the close margin. Guard Byron Joshua (13 points) and forward Darrious Agnew (13 points) were the top scorers for Alcorn State.
Meanwhile, Alabama A&M earned some postseason bragging rights after a successful outing on Thursday. They managed a 61-56 victory over the Florida A&M Rattlers. The top scorer for Alabama A&M was Jalen Johnson (15 points).
A couple offensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Alcorn State has only been able to knock down 41.50% percent of their shots, which is the 43rd lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. The Bulldogs have experienced some struggles of their own as they have only been able to knock down 38% percent of their shots, which is the 356th lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. It could be a slow night.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 9:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Bartow Arena -- Birmingham, Alabama
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Braves are a 5-point favorite against the Bulldogs, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Alcorn State have won ten out of their last 12 games against Alabama A&M.
- Jan 08, 2022 - Alcorn State 78 vs. Alabama A&M 71
- Feb 22, 2021 - Alcorn State 65 vs. Alabama A&M 52
- Feb 22, 2020 - Alabama A&M 71 vs. Alcorn State 61
- Jan 25, 2020 - Alcorn State 59 vs. Alabama A&M 58
- Feb 25, 2019 - Alcorn State 61 vs. Alabama A&M 55
- Jan 28, 2019 - Alabama A&M 71 vs. Alcorn State 62
- Feb 17, 2018 - Alcorn State 80 vs. Alabama A&M 60
- Jan 20, 2018 - Alcorn State 68 vs. Alabama A&M 52
- Feb 20, 2017 - Alcorn State 74 vs. Alabama A&M 59
- Jan 23, 2017 - Alcorn State 81 vs. Alabama A&M 70
- Feb 20, 2016 - Alcorn State 62 vs. Alabama A&M 58
- Jan 23, 2016 - Alcorn State 63 vs. Alabama A&M 58