Pennsylvania @ Bucknell
Current Records: Pennsylvania 0-2; Bucknell 0-1
What to Know
The Pennsylvania Quakers will hit the road for the third straight game as they head to Sojka Pavilion at 2 p.m. ET Sunday. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W.'
UPenn has to be aching after a bruising 87-66 defeat to the George Mason Patriots this past Friday.
Meanwhile, the game between the Bucknell Bison and the NC State Wolfpack last Tuesday was not a total blowout, but with Bucknell falling 88-70 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one. Four players on the Bison scored in the double digits: Andrew Funk (14), Xander Rice (14), Jake van der Heijden (13), and Josh Adoh (12).
Barring any buzzer beaters, the Quakers are expected to win a tight contest. They have failed bettors playing the spread in all their past two games, so buyers beware.
The losses put UPenn at 0-2 and Bucknell at 0-1. A pair of last-season numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: UPenn is stumbling into the contest with the fourth most turnovers per game in college basketball, having accrued on average. The Bison experienced some struggles of their own as they are 356th worst in college basketball in takeaways, with only 11.5 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 2 p.m. ET
- Where: Sojka Pavilion -- Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Quakers are a 3-point favorite against the Bison, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Quakers, as the game opened with the Quakers as a 1-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.