A pair of red hot teams clash in the Sun Belt Conference Championship Game on Monday when the eighth-seeded South Alabama Jaguars battle the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns. The Jaguars (19-15, 9-9), who have won 11 of their past 13 games, have reached the championship game for the first time since 2009. The Ragin' Cajuns (25-7, 13-5), who have won 15 of their past 18 games, are making their second consecutive appearance in the league's title game. Louisiana won both regular-season meetings with South Alabama, winning 79-76 on Jan. 14 and 74-64 on Feb. 24.
The game from the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, Florida, will tip off at 7 p.m. ET. (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page). The Ragin' Cajuns are 1.5-point favorites in the latest South Alabama vs. Louisiana odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 139.
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The model knows Louisiana junior forward Jordan Brown is coming off an 18-point, six-rebound and two-assist performance in Sunday's semifinal win over Texas State. It was his sixth consecutive game scoring in double figures. He has reached double-digit scoring in 28 games and has recorded nine double-doubles, including a 26-point and 20-rebound effort in a 77-67 win over Marshall on Feb. 4. For the season, he is averaging 19.6 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.
The model also knows South Alabama is led by senior guard Isaiah Moore, who scored 18 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out five assists in Sunday's 75-66 semifinal win over James Madison. He has scored 17 points or more in each tournament game, including a 20-point and seven-assist performance in the 68-61 second-round win over Appalachian State on Thursday. He has reached double-digit scoring in 31 games, including 14 with 20 points or more and one with more than 30. For the season, he is averaging 18.5 points, 4.7 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game.
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