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Strictly Come Dancing: Southern, SWAC


Who? The Jaguars of Southern.

Where? Baton Rouge, LA. Southern's band, the Human Jukebox, is one of the most famous in the country.

When? Saturday the 13th, in Shreveport, LA.

How? Ashley Augerson scored 19 points off the bench, and three players in double figures trumped a 22-point performance from Alabama State's Tanika Jackson for Southern to pull out a 60-47 win.

Upset? Nope. Injuries to SWAC power Prairie View A&M allowed the Jaguars to claim the regular season crown with a 14-4 conference record, two games ahead of the Panthers. Finals opponent Alabama State was the sixth seed.

RPI: 166

SOS: 344


For Southern, All-SWAC Second-Team junior guard Hannah Kador leads the way with 12.9 points per game; she's the only Jaguar to average double figures, with the next closest scoring average belonging to senior forward Ashley Augerson and junior guard Tiffany Foster, who each average 8.6. Junior forward Jamie Floyd is the team's leading rebounder with 6.0 per game; junior Freda Allen is a hair behind at 5.9.

It's very hard to pick out a good notable number for this team. No single player shoots over 47% from the field, not even the posts; no player shoots better than Kador's 73.8% from the line. This is from a team where ten players play at least seven minutes a game. Only one player has a positive A/TO ratio (sophomore guard Carneta Henderson at 72/62).

Likewise, is it possible to have a good win with a strength of schedule that's the second worst in the nation? Only Northwestern State even came close to .500. Getting beaten badly by William & Mary is probably their worst loss, but only because that was at home, whereas the loss to South Alabama had the mitigating factor of being on the road.