Southern @ Kent State
Current Records: Southern 5-6; Kent State 5-4
What to Know
The Kent State Golden Flashes will square off against the Southern Jaguars at 5:30 p.m. ET Sunday at Memorial A & C Center. Southern should still be riding high after a victory, while the Golden Flashes will be looking to right the ship.
The contest between Kent State and the West Virginia Mountaineers last week was not a total blowout, but with Kent State falling 63-50 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one. Guard Sincere Carry (18 points) was the top scorer for Kent State.
Meanwhile, Southern didn't have too much breathing room in their game with the Southeastern Louisiana Lions two weeks ago, but they still walked away with a 72-66 win.
Kent State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 14.5-point margin of victory. Those burned by picking them against the spread last week might want to keep in mind that the squad has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.
The Golden Flashes are now 5-4 while the Jaguars sit at 5-6. A couple defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Kent State enters the matchup with only 59.4 points allowed per game on average, good for 27th best in college basketball. Less enviably, Southern has allowed their opponents to shoot 47.30% from the floor on average, which is the sixth highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. So the cards are definitely stacked against Southern.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Memorial A & C Center -- Kent, Ohio
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Golden Flashes are a big 14.5-point favorite against the Jaguars, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Golden Flashes as an 11.5-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.