Johnson Leads Southern Against No. 21 Mississippi State After 21-Point Game

Southern Jaguars (1-6) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (6-1)

Starkville, Mississippi; Sunday, 4 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Southern faces the No. 21 Mississippi State Bulldogs after Jordan Johnson scored 21 points in Southern's 93-56 loss to the Marquette Golden Eagles.

The Bulldogs have gone 3-0 at home. Mississippi State is 6-1 against opponents over .500.

The Jaguars are 1-6 in road games. Southern is fifth in the SWAC with 12.4 assists per game led by Tidjiane Dioumassi averaging 3.9.

Mississippi State is shooting 41.6% from the field this season, 10.9 percentage points lower than the 52.5% Southern allows to opponents. Southern averages 7.1 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.5 more made shots on average than the 5.6 per game Mississippi State gives up.

TOP PERFORMERS: Josh Hubbard is shooting 38.8% from beyond the arc with 2.7 made 3-pointers per game for the Bulldogs, while averaging 16.3 points. Jimmy Bell Jr. is shooting 51.2% and averaging 9.4 points for Mississippi State.

Tai'Reon Joseph is averaging 17.9 points for the Jaguars. Brandon Davis is averaging 9.1 points for Southern.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.