Halftime Report

Chicago State fell flat on their face against UT Martin on Saturday, but memory of that harsh loss doesn't seem to have tripped them up today. A win is still up for grabs for either team after one quarter, but Chicago State is up 25-22 over Loyola Chi. This game is far closer than the pair's previous matchup, which was decided by 36 points.

Chicago State came into the contest with some extra motivation after the loss they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

Who's Playing

Chicago State Cougars @ Loyola Chi. Ramblers

Current Records: Chicago State 2-6, Loyola Chi. 3-3

How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Joseph J. Gentile Center -- Chicago, Illinois
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
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  • Ticket Cost: $1.09

What to Know

The Chicago State Cougars will head out on the road to face off against the Loyola Chi. Ramblers at 8:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday at Joseph J. Gentile Center. Chicago State might want some stickum for this game since the team gave up ten turnovers on Saturday.

It's hard to win when your three-point shooting is a whole 21.1% worse than the opposition, a fact Chicago State found out the hard way. Things couldn't have gone much worse for them as they lost 94-71 to the Skyhawks.

Meanwhile, the Ramblers narrowly escaped with a win as the team sidled past the Eagles 71-68. While the oddsmakers failed to call the winner, they nailed the 139 point over/under.

Loyola Chi.'s success was spearheaded by the efforts of Jayden Dawson, who scored 14 points along with 3 steals, and Braden Norris, who scored 20 points along with 7 rebounds.

The Cougars' loss was their third straight at home, which bumped their record down to 2-6. As for the Ramblers, the victory got them back to even at 3-3.

Chicago State is hoping to beat the odds on Tuesday, as the experts think they're headed for a loss. For those looking to play the spread, careful betting on Chicago State: they have a less-than-stellar 1-6-1 record against the spread this season.

This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: Chicago State have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 32.4 rebounds per game. However, it's not like Loyola Chi. struggles in that department as they've been even better at 35.5 per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out. Check back here after the action for a full breakdown and analysis of the contest.


Loyola Chi. is a big 17.5-point favorite against Chicago State, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Ramblers, as the game opened with the Ramblers as a 15.5-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 142 points.

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Series History

Loyola Chi. has won both of the games they've played against Chicago State in the last 3 years.

  • Nov 16, 2021 - Loyola Chi. 92 vs. Chicago State 56
  • Dec 09, 2020 - Loyola Chi. 88 vs. Chicago State 51

Injury Report for Loyola Chi.

  • Philip Alston: Game-Time Decision (Calf)

Injury Report for Chicago State

No Injury Information