The atmosphere will be tense at K.L. Johnson Complex on Wednesday as Arkansas-Pine Bluff hosts Mississippi Valley State in a SWAC clash. It all starts at 8:30 EST.
With just a few games played, this might set the tone for the conference campaign for both teams. The Delta Devils come in at 0-10 overall and this is their first SWAC game. Meanwhile, the Golden Lions have a record of 1-11 and this is also their first conference game. The Delta Devils have a No. 255 RPI ranking and the Golden Lions are No. 261. Arkansas-Pine Bluff has lost nine straight. The Delta Devils went 2-1 against the Golden Lions last year. Over the past four years, the Mississippi Valley State record against Arkansas-Pine Bluff is 4-6, and 1-2 at K.L. Johnson Complex.
StatSmack! Mississippi Valley State is better than Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Mississippi Valley State is a better three-point shooting team (26.1% vs 23.5%) than Arkansas-Pine Bluff this season.
At least you keep showing up. Mississippi Valley State has an average margin of victory of 16 over Arkansas-Pine Bluff in 31 wins since 1980.
Davon Usher is ranked 8th in the SWAC in points and 10th in the SWAC in three-pointers.
Matt Smith is ranked 6th in the SWAC in rebounds and 6th in the SWAC in blocks.