Eastern Kentucky @ Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Current Records: Eastern Kentucky 2-0; Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1-0
What to Know
The Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers will look to defend their home court this past Saturday against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels at 7 p.m. ET. The Panthers were 10-12 last year and are coming off of a 75-60 win against the North Dakota Fighting Hawks last Tuesday. Eastern Kentucky was 22-7 last season and is coming off of a 103-74 victory against Ohio Valley this past Thursday.
Two last-season numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Wisconsin-Milwaukee was 66th best (top 10%) in steals given up per game, finishing the 2020-2021 season giving up only 5.2 on average. But Eastern Kentucky ranked 52nd in college basketball in steals per game, closing the year with 10.3 on average (top 1%). Ball control might end up being a major factor in this one.
Wisconsin-Milwaukee has the odds in their favor, so they'll need to guard against complacency. These early season matchups can go either way as both teams get back into playing shape.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Panthers are a 5-point favorite against the Colonels, 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 Panthers as a 6-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.