Friday, December 2, 2016

Southern Jaguars prepare to face Florida A&M Dec. 3

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- Southern men’s basketball looks to secure its first road victory this weekend when they travel seven hours down Interstate 10 to square off with the Florida A&M Rattler in Tallahassee, Fla. Saturday.

Tipoff is set for 3 p.m. Central Time/4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time


For Associate Head Coach Morris Scott, Saturday's clash between two schools known as perennial rivals in football serves as a homecoming on the hardwood.

“It’s always good to go back home to play a game against your Alma Mater” said Scott, who has been with the SU coaching staff since 2011.

Scott was a star point guard for the Rattlers from 1997-2001 and was known as a defensive pick-pocket averaging over three steals a game throughout his career, which still ranks second in the MEAC in steals with 253.

During his career with the Rattlers, Scott was known as a multi-talented floor general that possessed great hands, quickness on both ends of the floor with tremendous court awareness and knowledge of the game. Fast forward 16 years later, Scott is teaching, mentoring and coaching young men at Southern University who remind him of himself during his days on the hardwood.

For five years, he has worked hard preparing the Jaguars to face a different challenge offensively and defensively every time they hit the court. After being apart of two SWAC tournament titles and two NCAA Tournament Appearances, Scott was blessed to travel to Croatia with Global Sports Organization as Head Coach on a 10-day basketball goodwill tour.

“It was a great experience, being able to take (Trelun Banks and Jared Sam) along with a group of guys taught me a lot."

Through five games, senior forward Prudhomme is the Southwestern Athletic Conference scoring and three-point leader and is coming off a career game knocking down eight 3-point baskets and scoring 37.

“Our guards did a good job attacking the basket giving me good looks to be able to knock down some shots.” said Prudhomme. Jared Sam also recorded his first double-double of the season while Tre’Lun Banks dished out a season high 11 assists.

The Jaguars return to the state of Louisiana to take on the Green Wave of Tulane, Wednesday, December 7th at 7 p.m. before returning home to the F.G. Clark Activity Center to host Loyola-New Orleans on Saturday and Ecclesia College on Sunday.

Both games are scheduled to tipoff at 3 p.m.

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