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North Carolina Central @ South Carolina State

Current Records: North Carolina Central 10-10; South Carolina State 11-11

What to Know

The North Carolina Central Eagles are 6-2 against the South Carolina State Bulldogs since January of 2016, and they'll have a chance to extend that success on Monday. North Carolina Central and South Carolina State will face off in an MEAC battle at 8 p.m. ET at Smith-Hammond-Middleton Center. The two teams each escaped (but just barely!) with wins against their previous opponents.

North Carolina Central escaped with a win this past Saturday against the Coppin State Eagles by the margin of a single free throw, 69-68.

Speaking of close games: the Bulldogs narrowly escaped with a victory as the team sidled past the Howard Bison 58-55.

Barring any buzzer beaters, North Carolina Central is expected to win a tight contest. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (3-1), so they might be worth a quick bet.

North Carolina Central is now 10-10 while South Carolina State sits at 11-11. Two numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: North Carolina Central is third worst in college basketball in turnovers per game, with 15.7 on average. To make matters even worse for North Carolina Central, South Carolina State enters the game with 16.1 takeaways on average, good for 27th best in college basketball.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Smith-Hammond-Middleton Center -- Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Eagles are a slight 2-point favorite against the Bulldogs, 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 a 2-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

North Carolina Central have won six out of their last eight games against South Carolina State.

  • Feb 02, 2021 - North Carolina Central 64 vs. South Carolina State 63
  • Feb 01, 2021 - North Carolina Central 91 vs. South Carolina State 77
  • Feb 29, 2020 - North Carolina Central 83 vs. South Carolina State 82
  • Feb 01, 2020 - North Carolina Central 73 vs. South Carolina State 56
  • Feb 25, 2019 - North Carolina Central 72 vs. South Carolina State 62
  • Feb 24, 2018 - South Carolina State 102 vs. North Carolina Central 79
  • Feb 11, 2017 - North Carolina Central 85 vs. South Carolina State 62
  • Jan 09, 2016 - South Carolina State 91 vs. North Carolina Central 75