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No. 21 Seton Hall @ California

Current Records: Seton Hall 3-1; California 2-3

What to Know

The California Golden Bears will take on the #21 Seton Hall Pirates at 6 p.m. ET Wednesday at Suncoast Credit Union Arena. Given that these two teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this contest.

It looks like the Golden Bears got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. They have to be aching after a bruising 80-60 loss to the Florida Gators on Monday. California was surely aware of their 13.5-point disadvantage in the point spread, but the foreknowledge did nothing to prevent the result. Guard Jordan Shepherd (15 points) was the top scorer for California.

As for Seton Hall, it looks like they got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. They fell just short of the Ohio State Buckeyes by a score of 79-76. Despite the defeat, Seton Hall got a solid performance out of guard Jared Rhoden, who had 25 points in addition to five rebounds.

California is expected to win this handily, but they should have beaten the California-San Diego Tritons Nov. 9 easily too and instead slipped up with an 80-67. In other words, don't count the Pirates out just yet.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET
  • Where: Suncoast Credit Union Arena -- Fort Myers, Florida
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Pirates are a big 12.5-point favorite against the Golden Bears, 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 Pirates as an 11.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

Seton Hall won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.

  • Dec 07, 2016 - Seton Hall 60 vs. California 57