Who's Playing

Southern Illinois @ Oklahoma State

Current Records: Southern Illinois 1-0; Oklahoma State 1-0

What to Know

The Oklahoma State Cowboys will play host again and welcome the Southern Illinois Salukis to Gallagher-Iba Arena, where tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET Thursday. Oklahoma State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 8-point margin of victory.

While not quite a landslide, the contest between the Cowboys and the Texas-Arlington Mavericks on Monday was still a pretty decisive one as Oklahoma State wrapped it up with a 77-66 win at home. Among those leading the charge for Oklahoma State was Kalib Boone, who had 15 points along with eight boards.

Meanwhile, SIU was totally in charge on Monday, breezing past the Little Rock Trojans 94-63 at home.

Their wins lifted both teams to an identical 1-0. Watch the game and check back on CBS Sports to find out who keeps up the positive energy and who hits a stumbling block.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena -- Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • TV: ESPN Plus
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $4.50


The Cowboys are a big 8-point favorite against the Salukis, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as an 8-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last seven years.