Who's Playing

UMKC @ North Dakota State

Current Records: UMKC 17-10; North Dakota State 20-8

What to Know

The UMKC Kangaroos and the North Dakota State Bison are even-steven against one another since January of last year (2-2), but not for long. UMKC and the Bison will face off in a Summit battle at 2 p.m. ET Saturday at Scheels Center. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.

UMKC strolled past the North Dakota Fighting Hawks with points to spare on Thursday, taking the matchup 80-65.

Meanwhile, the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles typically have all the answers at home, but on Thursday North Dakota State proved too difficult a challenge. North Dakota State enjoyed a cozy 77-59 victory over Oral Roberts.

The Kangaroos are expected to lose this next one by 4.5. They are currently six-for-six against the spread in their most recent games, however, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

The wins brought UMKC up to 17-10 and the Bison to 20-8. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: UMKC enters the contest with 16.2 takeaways on average, good for 24th best in college basketball. On the other end of the spectrum, North Dakota State is stumbling into the game with the 355th fewest takeaways in college basketball, having accrued only 9.4 on average.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 2 p.m. ET
  • Where: Scheels Center -- Fargo, North Dakota
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Bison are a 4.5-point favorite against the Kangaroos, according to the latest college basketball odds.

Bettors have moved against the Bison slightly, as the game opened with the Bison as a 7-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

North Dakota State and UMKC both have two wins in their last four games.

  • Jan 20, 2022 - UMKC 80 vs. North Dakota State 77
  • Mar 07, 2021 - North Dakota State 69 vs. UMKC 65
  • Jan 30, 2021 - UMKC 49 vs. North Dakota State 47
  • Jan 29, 2021 - North Dakota State 71 vs. UMKC 67