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Jacksonville @ Bellarmine

Regular Season Records: Jacksonville 21-9; Bellarmine 19-13

What to Know

The Bellarmine Knights and the Jacksonville Dolphins are set to clash at 5 p.m. ET March 8 at Freedom Hall in the fourth round of the Atlantic Sun Conference Tourney. These two teams worked hard to overcome the odds in their previous battles and are not about to give an easy one away.

Bellarmine came out on top in a nail-biter against the Liberty Flames this past Saturday, sneaking past 53-50. The Knights' forward Ethan Claycomb filled up the stat sheet, picking up 16 points in addition to six boards.

Speaking of close games: Jacksonville earned some more postseason success in their game this past Saturday. They narrowly escaped with a win as the team sidled past the Jacksonville State Gamecocks 54-51. Guard Kevion Nolan (19 points) was the top scorer for Jacksonville.

Barring any buzzer beaters, Bellarmine is expected to win a tight contest Tuesday. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a two-game streak of ATS wins.

Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Bellarmine enters the matchup with a 47.50% field goal percentage, good for 30th best in college basketball. But the Dolphins have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 39.30%, which places them 20th in college basketball. We'll see which of these strengths -- offense or defense -- will win out.

How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET
  • Where: Freedom Hall -- Louisville, Kentucky
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Knights are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Dolphins, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Knights as a 3-point favorite.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

Bellarmine have won all of the games they've played against Jacksonville in the last three years.

  • Jan 22, 2022 - Bellarmine 76 vs. Jacksonville 73
  • Feb 06, 2021 - Bellarmine 63 vs. Jacksonville 44
  • Feb 05, 2021 - Bellarmine 71 vs. Jacksonville 56