Jackson State and Pine Bluff to meet in SWAC WBB showdown

Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Jackson State are set to go head-to-head in a highly anticipated SWAC Women’s basketball matchup on Monday, February 12th, 2024 at H.O. Clemmons Arena. The Lady Tigers beat the Lady Lions 56-42 in their most recent face-off back in March of 2023.

Currently, Jackson State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff are respectively first and second in the SWAC with The Lady Tigers running roughshod through the conference with an undefeated 10-0 record.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff comes into this one with an 8-2 conference record and one of the top players in the SWAC in Zaay Green. The Duncanville, Texas native is second in the league in points, fourth in rebounds, and first in assists. Boasting a monster stat line of 16.7 points per game, 7.4 rebounds per game, and 5.6 assists per game coming into the matchup with UAPB.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff | OVR 13-10 | SWAC 8-2 (2nd) | HOME 6-2

Zaay Green recorded a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds in Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s last game against Alcorn State. Green has now recorded five double-doubles on the year (second in SWAC).

In Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s last five outings, its opposition has found three-point shooting to be a challenge. Opponents have managed an average of just 14.5% from beyond the arc, a notable drop from the 30.0% Arkansas-Pine Bluff has allowed on the season.

Jackson State | OVR 14-6 | SWAC 10-0 (1st) | AWAY 6-5

Dominating the offensive glass has been a hallmark of Jackson State’s play on the road. In their away games, the Lady Tigers are securing an average of 15.5 offensive rebounds per game.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff Jackson State SWAC WBB
2023 SWAC Basketball Tournament – Friday, March 10, 2023 – Bartow Arena – Women’s Semifinal #2 – Southern vs Jackson State

The Lady Tigers come in with season averages of 5.0 blocks per game and 8.6 steals per game. Angel Jackson has been their individual blocks leader (2.7 per game) while Miya Crump has led them in steals (1.6 per game).

Key Metrics

  • Arkansas-Pine Bluff tends to start hot. The team averages 36.9 first-half points per game, second best in the SWAC (conference average is 29.6).
  • The Lady Tigers pride themselves on offensive efficiency. They average 0.97 points per possession for the season, which ranks first in the SWAC (conference average is 0.82).

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Jackson State and Pine Bluff to meet in SWAC WBB showdown

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