Who's Playing

Evansville @ Southern Illinois

Current Records: Evansville 6-17; Southern Illinois 12-13

What to Know

The Evansville Aces and the Southern Illinois Salukis will face off in a Missouri Valley clash at 8 p.m. ET Feb. 12 at Banterra Center. Both teams looked pretty sloppy on the offensive side of the ball the last time they faced off, scoring just 106 points combined.

It was close but no cigar for Evansville as they fell 80-77 to the Indiana State Sycamores this past Thursday. Guard Blaise Beauchamp put forth a good effort for the losing side as he shot 6-for-10 from beyond the arc and finished with 29 points.

Meanwhile, SIU came up short against the Northern Iowa Panthers this past Wednesday, falling 53-44. Forward Marcus Domask had a pretty forgettable game, playing for 38 minutes but putting up just nine points on 4-for-14 shooting and five turnovers.

The Aces have to know they'll be fighting an uphill battle given the 11.50 point spread they are up against. The smart bettors have been the ones to keep their money on Evansville's opponents whenever they hit the road.

Evansville is now 6-17 while SIU sits at 12-13. A pair of offensive stats to keep an eye on: Evansville is stumbling into the matchup with the 351st fewest points per game in college basketball, having accrued only 59.5 on average. The Salukis have had an even harder time: they are 13th worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 62.9 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Banterra Center -- Carbondale, Illinois
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $49.00


The Salukis are a big 11.5-point favorite against the Aces, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Salukis as a 12-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Southern Illinois have won eight out of their last 13 games against Evansville.

  • Dec 01, 2021 - Southern Illinois 54 vs. Evansville 52
  • Dec 28, 2020 - Evansville 84 vs. Southern Illinois 72
  • Dec 27, 2020 - Southern Illinois 63 vs. Evansville 57
  • Feb 20, 2020 - Southern Illinois 70 vs. Evansville 53
  • Feb 05, 2020 - Southern Illinois 64 vs. Evansville 60
  • Feb 27, 2019 - Southern Illinois 98 vs. Evansville 91
  • Feb 09, 2019 - Southern Illinois 78 vs. Evansville 73
  • Feb 24, 2018 - Evansville 75 vs. Southern Illinois 44
  • Jan 03, 2018 - Southern Illinois 65 vs. Evansville 63
  • Feb 11, 2017 - Evansville 75 vs. Southern Illinois 70
  • Jan 14, 2017 - Southern Illinois 73 vs. Evansville 61
  • Feb 20, 2016 - Evansville 83 vs. Southern Illinois 71
  • Jan 28, 2016 - Evansville 85 vs. Southern Illinois 78

Injury Report for Southern Illinois

  • Ben Harvey: Game-Time Decision (Upper Body)

Injury Report for Evansville

No Injury Information