Alcorn State matches up against Prairie View A&M in the quarterfinals of the SWAC Tournament at Curtis Culwell Center on Thursday. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. EST. The Braves beat the Panthers 81-75 on Feb. 28 and are 4-7 against them over the last four years.
The Braves were defeated by Texas Southern 78-59 on Mar. 2 despite 22 points from Marquiz Baker. With 16.6 points per game and 1.5 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. The Panthers were defeated by Southern University 61-39 on Mar. 2 despite 18 points and eight rebounds from Jourdan DeMuynck. He contributes a team-leading 15.4 points per game, 6.6 rebounds per game, and 1.5 steals per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Prairie View A&M is strong in offensive rebounding percentage at 38.9. This is good enough for first in the conference and 15th in the nation.
StatSmack! Alcorn State is better than Prairie View A&M
You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Alcorn State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (906 to 903) than Prairie View A&M, per the NCAA.