Who's Playing

California Baptist @ Sam Houston

Regular Season Records: California Baptist 18-14; Sam Houston 18-13

What to Know

The California Baptist Lancers and the Sam Houston Bearkats are set to clash at 9 p.m. ET March 9 at Orleans Arena in the second round of the Western Athletic Conference Tourney. The Lancers will be seeking to avenge the 73-68 loss they suffered the last time these two teams played January 26th.

California Baptist earned some postseason bragging rights after a successful outing on Tuesday. They escaped with a win against the UTRGV Vaqueros by the margin of a single free throw, 81-80. California Baptist got double-digit scores from six players: guard Tre Armstrong (13), guard Taran Armstrong (13), guard Ty Rowell (12), guard Reed Nottage (12), guard Chance Hunter (12), and forward Juhlawnei Stone (11).

Meanwhile, the Bearkats strolled past the Tarleton State Texans with points to spare last Thursday, taking the contest 69-50.

California Baptist is expected to lose this next one by 3.5. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 6-3-1 against the spread when expected to lose.

Check back on MaxPreps.com to see if California Baptist can pick off Sam Houston as they join postseason play.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Orleans Arena -- Paradise, Nevada
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Bearkats are a 3.5-point favorite against the Lancers, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Bearkats, as the game opened with the Bearkats as a 2-point favorite.

Over/Under: -108

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Series History

Sam Houston won the only game these two teams have played in the last eight years.

  • Jan 26, 2022 - Sam Houston 73 vs. California Baptist 68