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Jacksonville State @ No. 6 Alabama

Current Records: Jacksonville State 5-5; Alabama 8-2

What to Know

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks have enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they must head out on the road. They will square off against the #6 Alabama Crimson Tide at 8:30 p.m. ET this past Saturday at Coleman Coliseum. The Gamecocks will be strutting in after a win while Bama will be stumbling in from a defeat.

Jacksonville State was able to grind out a solid victory over the Florida International Panthers this past Wednesday, winning 66-59.

Meanwhile, the matchup between the Crimson Tide and the Memphis Tigers last week was not particularly close, with Bama falling 92-78. Bama's loss shouldn't obscure the performances of guard Keon Ellis, who had 19 points along with six boards, and guard JD Davison, who had eight points and ten assists in addition to five rebounds.

Jacksonville State is the clear underdog, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. Those playing the odds have seen things go back and forth with the Gamecocks, who are 5-4 against the spread.

Jacksonville State found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unfortunate 81-57 punch to the gut against Bama when the two teams previously met in November of last year. Can Jacksonville State avenge their loss, or is history doomed to repeat itself? We'll soon find out.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Coleman Coliseum -- Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • TV: SEC Network
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $6.00

Odds

The Crimson Tide are a big 19-point favorite against the Gamecocks, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 19-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -112

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Series History

Alabama have won both of the games they've played against Jacksonville State in the last seven years.

  • Nov 25, 2020 - Alabama 81 vs. Jacksonville State 57
  • Dec 29, 2015 - Alabama 67 vs. Jacksonville State 59

Injury Report for Alabama

  • James Rojas: Out (Knee)
  • Nimari Burnett: Out for the Season (Knee)

Injury Report for Jacksonville State

No Injury Information