UC Irvine @ No. 10 Southern California
Current Records: UC Irvine 5-2; Southern California 10-0
What to Know
The UC Irvine Anteaters' road trip will continue as they head to Galen Center at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday to face off against the #10 Southern California Trojans. The Trojans should still be feeling good after a victory, while UC Irvine will be looking to regain their footing.
UC Irvine came up short against the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, falling 63-55. One thing holding the Anteaters back was the mediocre play of forward Collin Welp, who did not have his best game: he finished with only eight points on 2-for-10 shooting and turned the ball over five times in his 32 minutes on the court.
Meanwhile, USC strolled past the Long Beach State Beach with points to spare on Sunday, taking the matchup 73-62. USC's forward Isaiah Mobley did his thing and dropped a double-double on 21 points and 12 boards.
UC Irvine is the clear underdog, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. Those burned by picking them against the spread on Saturday might want to keep in mind that the team has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.
The Anteaters are now 5-2 while the Trojans sit at 10-0. Two defensive stats to keep an eye on: UC Irvine have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 34.50%, which places them fourth in college basketball. As for USC, they have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 35.20%, which places them fourth in college basketball.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: Galen Center -- Los Angeles, California
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Trojans are a big 11.5-point favorite against the Anteaters, 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 11.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Southern California won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.
- Dec 08, 2020 - Southern California 91 vs. UC Irvine 56
Injury Report for Southern California
- Isaiah White: Game-Time Decision (Academics)
Injury Report for UC Irvine
- Dawson Baker: Out (Hand)