Who's Playing

Idaho State @ Northern Colorado

Current Records: Idaho State 6-19; Northern Colorado 15-12

What to Know

After two games on the road, the Northern Colorado Bears are heading back home. The Bears and the Idaho State Bengals will face off in a Big Sky battle at 8 p.m. ET on Monday at Bank of Colorado Arena. Northern Colorado is out to stop a five-game streak of losses at home.

Northern Colorado came out on top in a nail-biter against the Weber State Wildcats this past Saturday, sneaking past 83-79.

Meanwhile, Idaho State was within striking distance but couldn't close the gap this past Saturday as they fell 80-75 to the Sacramento State Hornets.

Northern Colorado is the favorite in this one, with an expected 13.5-point margin of victory. Their home court has been no bettor's paradise, though, as they've failed to beat the spread in five of their ten home games.

Northern Colorado's win brought them up to 15-12 while the Bengals' loss pulled them down to 6-19. A couple defensive stats to keep an eye on: The Bears are 20th worst in college basketball in points allowed per game, with 76.1 on average. Idaho State has experienced some struggles of their own as they have allowed their opponents to shoot 46.80% from the floor on average, which is the 10th highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Bank of Colorado Arena -- Greeley, Colorado
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Bears are a big 13.5-point favorite against the Bengals, 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 Bears as a 12.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

Northern Colorado have won eight out of their last 13 games against Idaho State.

  • Feb 17, 2022 - Idaho State 61 vs. Northern Colorado 58
  • Dec 23, 2020 - Idaho State 71 vs. Northern Colorado 56
  • Dec 22, 2020 - Northern Colorado 69 vs. Idaho State 64
  • Feb 22, 2020 - Northern Colorado 85 vs. Idaho State 72
  • Jan 30, 2020 - Northern Colorado 83 vs. Idaho State 67
  • Mar 02, 2019 - Northern Colorado 71 vs. Idaho State 62
  • Jan 21, 2019 - Northern Colorado 77 vs. Idaho State 53
  • Feb 08, 2018 - Northern Colorado 85 vs. Idaho State 82
  • Jan 13, 2018 - Northern Colorado 94 vs. Idaho State 80
  • Feb 18, 2017 - Northern Colorado 87 vs. Idaho State 81
  • Jan 19, 2017 - Idaho State 73 vs. Northern Colorado 69
  • Feb 06, 2016 - Idaho State 90 vs. Northern Colorado 57
  • Jan 07, 2016 - Idaho State 83 vs. Northern Colorado 78