North Texas @ Drake
Current Records: North Texas 2-3; Drake 3-2
What to Know
The North Texas Mean Green will square off against the Drake Bulldogs at 10:30 a.m. ET Sunday at HP Field House. Given that these two teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this game.
The Mean Green were within striking distance but couldn't close the gap this past Friday as they fell 69-63 to the Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes. The top scorer for North Texas was forward Thomas Bell (18 points).
Meanwhile, Drake came up short against the Alabama Crimson Tide this past Friday, falling 80-71. Guard D.J. Wilkins (17 points), forward Shanquan Hemphill (15 points), and guard Tucker DeVries (15 points) were the top scorers for the Bulldogs.
North Texas is expected to lose this next one by 5. Those burned by picking them against the spread this past Friday might want to keep in mind that the squad has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.
The losses put North Texas at 2-3 and Drake at a reciprocal 3-2. The Mean Green are 1-1 after losses this season, Drake 0-1.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 10:30 a.m. ET
- Where: HP Field House -- Kissimmee, Florida
- TV: ESPN University
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Bulldogs are a 5-point favorite against the Mean Green, 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 Bulldogs as a 5.5-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.