North Alabama vs. Kennesaw State – Women’s College Basketball Game Preview – Jan. 26, 2023

The Kennesaw State Lady Owls (9-9, 5-2 ASUN) will look to add another win to a three-game home win streak when they host the North Alabama Lions (7-11, 2-5 ASUN) on Thursday, January 02/26/2023 in the Convocation Center of the KSU. The Matchup Tips at 5:00 p.m. ET. Carly Hooks’ 19 points led Kennesaw State to a 65-60 win over Jacksonville State in Saturday’s team’s final game. North Alabama was defeated by Austin Peay 61-52 in the team’s last game outing on Saturday. Hina Suzuki’s team best of 9 points wasn’t enough for the loss. Watch live games for more than 25 women’s collegiate basketball conferences this season on ESPN+ and check out the top 25 Division 1 rankings here.

Kennesaw State Team Stats

Kennesaw State is averaging 66.9 points per game, 2.2 fewer than North Alabama’s 69.1 per contest. The Lady Owls are 6-1 this season if they field more than 69 points. As a team, the Lady Owls shoot 65.8 percent from the free throw line, good for 11th place in the ASUN. Jah’Che Whitfield leads Kennesaw State in putting down 2.9 free throws per game while shooting 65 percent from the charity streak.

North Alabama Team Stats

North Alabama enters the matchup scoring 68.2 points per game, 2.8 more than Kennesaw State’s 65.4 surrenders per contest. The Lions are 6-5 in games where they scored 65+ points. The Lions as a team hit 74.8 percent of their free throws, the second-best mark in ASUN. Suzuki is putting down 2.1 free throws per game to lead North Alabama while connecting on 73 percent of her attempts at the line.

Kennesaw State players to watch

Kennesaw State’s top scorer and rebounder is Whitfield, who averages 14.2 points and 5.9 boards per game. The Lady Owls also get 9.3 points from Lyndsey Whilby and 8.8 points, five assists and 1.6 steals per game from Amani Johnson. Whilby’s 1.8 three-pointers per match make her Kennesaw State’s most prolific three-pointer shooter. She hits over the arc on 38 percent of her shots.Player stats reflect 18 out of 18 games this season.

North Alabama players in mind

Suzuki leads North Alabama in points, scoring 12.3 points per contest and assisting at 5.2 per game. Jade Moore adds 11.3 points for the Lions while Gill averages 11.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 2.6 blocks per game. Moore is a player to watch on the outskirts of North Alabama. She leads the Lions’ shooting offense, making 41 percent of her shots from downtown while averaging 2.9 hits per game.Player stats reflect 18 out of 18 games this season.Powered by Data Skrive

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