Austin Peay vs. North Alabama – Women’s College Basketball Game Preview – Jan. 21, 2023

Austin Peay (10-6, 5-1 ASUN) Governors will look to extend a four-game winning streak when they defeat the North Alabama Lions (7-10, 2- 4 ASUN) visit hall. The contest will take place at 6:00 p.m. ET. Alexis Callins posted a team-high 14 points in North Alabama’s last game against Lipscomb on Thursday, but it wasn’t enough in a 73-69 loss. Shamarre Hale’s 18 points helped lead Austin Peay to a 64-53 win over Central Arkansas in the team’s final game on Thursday. Watch live games this season for more than 25 women’s collegiate basketball conferences on ESPN+ and explore the Division 1 top 25 rankings here.

North Alabama Team Stats

North Alabama goes into the matchup with a season average of 69.1 points per game, 12.0 more than the 57.1 points Austin Peay gives up per contest. The Lions are 7-7 in games when they field at least 57 points. The Lions as a team hit 74.3 percent of their free throws, the second-best mark in ASUN. Hina Suzuki is putting down two free throws per game to lead North Alabama while hitting the line on 72 percent of her attempts.

Austin Peay Team Stats

The governors are averaging 56.3 points per game, 13.3 fewer than North Alabama concedes per contest. Austin Peay is 1-0 as he hits 70 points for the year. The Governors have forced 17.2 turnovers per game this season while averaging 19 giveaways per competition. North Alabama is 2-4 this season if he has 17+ turnovers.

North Alabama players in mind

Suzuki is North Alabama’s top scorer with an average of 12.5 points per competition and top passer with 5.2 assists per game. Jade Moore adds 11.8 points for the Lions and Skyler Gill contributes 11.4 points, 8.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.8 steals and 2.6 blocks per game. She makes 42 percent of her shots from beyond the arc.Player stats reflect 17 out of 17 games this season.

Austin Peay players to watch

Yamia Johnson is Austin Peay’s top scorer, averaging 10.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Mariah Adams is the team’s top passer with 3.9 assists and 9.4 points per game. The Governors’ lead rebounder is Hale, who pulls down 6.3 boards per game in addition to an average of 10.2 points. Tiya Douglas’ 1.4 three-pointers per match makes her Austin Peay’s most prolific three-pointer. She hits 36 percent of her shots from downtown.Player stats reflect 15 out of 15 games this season.Powered by Data Skrive

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