Who's Playing

Portland @ California Riverside

Current Records: Portland 8-6; California Riverside 6-5

What to Know

The California Riverside Highlanders will play host again and welcome the Portland Pilots to Student Recreation Center, where tip-off is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET Thursday. The neutral point spread forecasts a close one for these two.

It looks like the Highlanders must have gotten on Santa's naughty list since the squad didn't end up with the win they were expected to receive on Tuesday. They fell to the San Diego Toreros 92-84. Despite the defeat, California Riverside got a solid performance out of guard Zyon Pullin, who shot 5-for-6 from beyond the arc and finished with 30 points and six dimes.

Meanwhile, Portland has to be aching after a bruising 78-56 loss to the Oregon Ducks on Saturday. Forward Moses Wood wasn't much of a difference maker for Portland; Wood played for 34 minutes but put up just eight points on 3-for-11 shooting and four turnovers.

Both of these teams will be looking to put their recent losses behind them and walk away with a victory. Check back to see which squad is able to work their way into the win column.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 5 p.m. ET
  • Where: Student Recreation Center -- Riverside, California
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Pilots are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Highlanders, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 1.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Portland won the only game these two teams have played in the last eight years.

  • Nov 11, 2016 - Portland 71 vs. California Riverside 55