January 16, 2006 10:21 am ET by Kyle Whelliston
This is not one of those televised games, but tonight in the state of Mississippi, much more an "oasis of freedom and justice" than it was in Dr. King's day, the top two SWAC teams go at it on the court. Southern is out to a surprising 5-0 start with a league-high 157 RPI. and have been doing it with defense: the Tigers have given up only 58.3 ppg in conference play, and a decent 66.3 if you count all their money-games. The homestanding Delta Devils from Itta Bena are 3-1, and feature the most efficient offense in the league: 91.4 points per 100 possessions. Granted, these two teams are fighting for a 16b seed and aren't quite ready to contend for the national championship... but you know, give it time.
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