Texas Southern @ No. 18 Brigham Young
Current Records: Texas Southern 0-5; Brigham Young 4-0
What to Know
The Texas Southern Tigers will head out on the road to face off against the #18 Brigham Young Cougars at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Marriott Center. BYU will be strutting in after a win while the Tigers will be stumbling in from a loss.
Texas Southern came up short against the NC State Wolfpack on Sunday, falling 65-57. Guard Jordan Gilliam had a pretty forgettable game, playing for 25 minutes but putting up just seven points on 3-for-10 shooting.
Meanwhile, BYU took their contest at home on Saturday with ease, bagging a 97-61 victory over the Central Methodist Eagles.
Texas Southern have to know they'll be fighting an uphill battle given the 19 point spread they are up against. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 4-0 against the spread when expected to lose.
Texas Southern is now 0-5 while the Cougars sit at 4-0. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: The Tigers are stumbling into the matchup with the 13th fewest points per game in college basketball, having accrued only 60.6 on average. BYU's defense has more to brag about, as they they rank 26th in college basketball when it comes to points allowed per game, with only 57.3 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: Marriott Center -- Provo, Utah
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Cougars are a big 19-point favorite against the Tigers, 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 Cougars as a 19.5-point favorite.
Brigham Young have won both of the games they've played against Texas Southern in the last seven years.
- Dec 21, 2020 - Brigham Young 87 vs. Texas Southern 71
- Dec 23, 2017 - Brigham Young 73 vs. Texas Southern 52
Injury Report for Brigham Young
- Richard Harward: Out (Illness)