Who's Playing

SIU-Edwardsville @ Nebraska Omaha

Current Records: SIU-Edwardsville 2-5; Nebraska Omaha 1-5

What to Know

The SIU-Edwardsville Cougars will hit the road for the second straight game as they head to Baxter Arena at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W.'

The Cougars were within striking distance but couldn't close the gap this past Saturday as they fell 70-65 to the Creighton Bluejays. Four players on SIU-Edwardsville scored in the double digits: guard Ray'Sean Taylor (17), guard Shamar Wright (13), forward DeeJuan Pruitt (13), and forward Lamar Wright (10).

Meanwhile, there's no need to mince words: the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks lost to the Purdue Boilermakers last Friday, and they lost bad. The score wound up at 97-40. Guard Darrius Hughes (13 points) was the top scorer for the Mavericks.

Barring any buzzer beaters, SIU-Edwardsville is expected to win a tight contest. Those who got lucky with them against the spread this past Saturday might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the team has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.

SIU-Edwardsville is now 2-5 while Nebraska Omaha sits at 1-5. SIU-Edwardsville is 2-2 after losses this year, Nebraska Omaha 0-4.

How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Baxter Arena -- Omaha, Nebraska
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $25.11


The Cougars are a slight 2-point favorite against the Mavericks, 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 Cougars as a 1.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -108

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Series History

Nebraska Omaha won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.

  • Dec 05, 2020 - Nebraska Omaha 65 vs. SIU-Edwardsville 63