Texas-El Paso @ Rice
Current Records: Texas-El Paso 13-8; Rice 13-8
What to Know
The Rice Owls and the Texas-El Paso Miners are set to square off in a Conference USA matchup at 3 p.m. ET Feb. 5 at Tudor Fieldhouse. The teams split their matchups last year, with Texas-El Paso winning the first 101-89 at home on the road and the Owls taking the second 71-68.
Rice didn't have too much trouble with the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners at home on Thursday as they won 91-78. Forward Max Fiedler was the offensive standout of the matchup for Rice, picking up 22 points.
Meanwhile, Texas-El Paso strolled past the Florida International Panthers with points to spare on Saturday, taking the contest 79-68.
Barring any buzzer beaters, Rice is expected to win a tight contest Saturday. They covered a ten-point spread on Thursday, so bettors might be thinking that will translate to further success against a lower spread.
The wins brought both teams up to an identical 13-8. The Owls and the Miners are both 7-5 after wins this year, but that symmetry won't hold for long.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 3 p.m. ET
- Where: Tudor Fieldhouse -- Houston, Texas
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $21.98
The Owls are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Miners, 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 Owls as a 3-point favorite.
Texas-El Paso have won nine out of their last 12 games against Rice.
- Jan 09, 2021 - Rice 71 vs. Texas-El Paso 68
- Jan 08, 2021 - Texas-El Paso 101 vs. Rice 89
- Mar 07, 2020 - Texas-El Paso 77 vs. Rice 72
- Feb 22, 2020 - Texas-El Paso 68 vs. Rice 62
- Jan 23, 2020 - Texas-El Paso 72 vs. Rice 64
- Feb 23, 2019 - Rice 85 vs. Texas-El Paso 81
- Jan 12, 2019 - Texas-El Paso 65 vs. Rice 64
- Mar 01, 2018 - Rice 76 vs. Texas-El Paso 70
- Dec 30, 2017 - Texas-El Paso 80 vs. Rice 62
- Mar 09, 2017 - Texas-El Paso 86 vs. Rice 76
- Feb 18, 2017 - Texas-El Paso 79 vs. Rice 71
- Jan 01, 2016 - Texas-El Paso 61 vs. Rice 60
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