Prairie View A&M meets Southern University in the championship of the SWAC Tournament at Curtis Culwell Center on Saturday. Tipoff occurs at 4:30 p.m. ET and you can catch it on ESPN 2. The Panthers fell to the Jaguars 61-39 on Mar. 2 and are 5-5 against them over the last four years.
The 37 points and five rebounds by Jourdan DeMuynck helped the Panthers to an 88-75 victory over Jackson State on Mar. 15. The do-it-all performer chips in a team-leading 15.7 points per game, 6.5 rebounds per game, and 1.5 steals per game. In a 72-59 victory over Alabama A&M on Mar. 15, Macolm Miller put up 19 points and eight rebounds for the Jaguars. He leads the team with 16.1 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Southern University is strong in turnover percentage at 16.5. This is good enough for first in the conference and 17th in the nation.
StatSmack! Prairie View A&M is better than Southern University
The Prairie View A&M rebounding leader (Jourdan DeMuynck, 190 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Southern University rebounding leader (Brandon Moore, 186 rebounds).
Prairie View A&M is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Prairie View A&M is 213 lbs compared to 197 lbs for Southern University.
The Prairie View A&M assist leader (Carl Blair Jr, 145 assists) has more assists than the Southern University assist leader (Jameel Grace, 98 assists).