S. Alabama, La.-Monroe meet in conference play

South Alabama (8-6, 1-2) vs. Louisiana-Monroe (5-7, 1-2)

Fant-Ewing Coliseum, Monroe, Louisiana; Saturday, 3 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: South Alabama pays visit to Louisiana-Monroe in a Sun Belt matchup. South Alabama won 60-57 at Louisiana-Lafayette in its last outing. Louisiana-Monroe is coming off a 79-63 win at home over Troy in its most recent game.

SUPER SENIORS: Louisiana-Monroe’s JD Williams, Michael Ertel and Tyree White have combined to account for 58 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 56 percent of all Warhawks points over the last five games.

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TAKE IT UP A NOTCH: The Warhawks have scored 70 points per game against Sun Belt opponents thus far, an improvement from the 58.3 per game they recorded in non-conference play.JUMPING FOR JD: Williams has connected on 36.5 percent of the 52 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 4 for 11 over his last three games. He’s also made 74.5 percent of his foul shots this season.

DEFENSIVE DISRUPTION: Louisiana-Monroe is 5-0 when limiting opponents to 40.7 percent or worse from the field, and 0-7 when opponents shoot better than that. South Alabama is 5-0 when allowing 43.6 percent or less and 3-6 whenever opponents exceed that mark.

BEHIND THE ARC: South Alabama’s Andre Fox has attempted 80 3-pointers and connected on 35 percent of them, and is 9 for 27 over the last five games.

DID YOU KNOW: South Alabama has committed a turnover on just 17.3 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-best rate among all Sun Belt teams. The Jaguars have turned the ball over only 11.8 times per game this season.

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