The Southern Utah Thunderbirds and Texas State Bobcats meet Friday in college basketball action at the George Q. Cannon Activities Center. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds look to build on their 3-2 record. The Texas State Bobcats look for their fourth win.
The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are averaging 98.2 points on 50.3 percent shooting and allowing 68.2 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Tevian Jones is averaging 19.8 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Maizen Fausett is averaging 11 points and 1.8 assists. Harrison Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Jason Spurgin is dishing 1.6 assists. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 65.6 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Utah Thunderbirds are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.
The Texas State Bobcats are averaging 63.4 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 63.6 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Mason Harrell is averaging 19.4 points and 4 rebounds, while Tyrel Morgan is averaging 11.4 points and 6.2 rebounds. Brandon Davis is dishing 1 assist and Davion Sykes is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Texas State Bobcats are shooting 24.2 percent from beyond the arc and 63.8 percent from the free throw line. The Texas State Bobcats are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.8 rebounds per game.
The Thunderbirds are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bobcats are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Thunderbirds last 6 neutral site games. The over is 5-0 in Bobcats last 5 neutral site games.
The Texas State Bobcats have the defensive effort to hang in this game, but they're going up against a buzz saw offensive club in Southern Utah that should be playing with a boatload of confidence here. With several guys who can score the ball at a high clip, Southern Utah isn't a team I'm eager to step in front of right now. I'll lay the bucket.