Eastern Kentucky vs North Alabama – Game Preview – January 12, 2022

The Northern Alabama Lions (5-8, 0-1 ASUN) look to break a three-game losing streak when they host the Eastern Kentucky Colonels (9-6, 2-0 ASUN) on Wednesday, Jan.12, 2022 The game airs at 7 p.m. ET.

Northern Alabama lost to Jacksonville State 73-69 in the team’s last action on Saturday despite Hina Suzuki’s record 22 points.

Eastern Kentucky beat Bellarmine 61-47 in the team’s last outing on Saturday, led by Alice Recanati’s record 17 points.

Northern Alabama Team Stats

Northern Alabama enters the game averaging 70.5 points per game over the season, 4.7 more than Eastern Kentucky’s 65.8 points per game. The Lions are 3-1 in games when they score 66 or more points.

As a team, the Lions shoot 77.9% from the free throw line, good for the first of ASUN and the 18th of the country. Macey Lee leads North Alabama, knocking down 3.0 free throws per game while shooting 73,000 percent of the charity strip.

Eastern Kentucky Team Stats

Eastern Kentucky enters Wednesday’s game with 61.1 points per game, 12.7 short of the 73.8 points allowed by Northern Alabama per game. When they score over 74, the Colonels are 1-0 this season.

Colonels shoot 72% of the charity as a team, good for ASUN’s third place. Jayla Johnson leads Eastern Kentucky with 3.6 free throws per game (shooting 77% from the line).

Northern Alabama players to watch

North Alabama’s top scorer Julia Strachan is averaging 13.2 points per game. Skyler Gill leads the Lions with 7.6 rebounds per game and adds 9.3 points, while Suzuki paces the team with 4.8 assists and an average of 7.3 points.

Strachan is the primary threat to northern Alabama beyond the arc. She leads the team at three per game, hitting 3.4 treys per game with a shooting percentage of 44% from downtown.

Player stats reflect 11 of 11 games this season.

Eastern Kentucky players to watch

East Kentucky’s leading scorer Johnson is averaging 14.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Bria Bass paces the Colonels with 6.1 rebounds per game and adds 6.1 points, while Recanati leads the team with 4.1 assists per game averaging 9.5 points.

Kalissa Lacy is the primary threat to Eastern Kentucky Beyond the Arc. She walks the team at three per game, scoring 1.1 three points per game with a 30% downtown shooting percentage.

Player stats reflect 11 of 11 games this season.

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