Utah Valley already has more points against Southern Miss than they managed in total against Charlotte last Wednesday. After two quarters, neither team has the match in the bag, but Utah Valley leads 67-65 over Southern Miss.
If Utah Valley keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 3-1 in no time. On the other hand, Southern Miss will have to make due with a 2-2 record unless they turn things around (and fast).
Utah Valley Wolverines @ Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Current Records: Utah Valley 2-1, Southern Miss 2-1
How To Watch
- When: Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 12 p.m. ET
- Where: Flagler Gymnasium -- St. Augustine, Florida
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What to Know
The Utah Valley Wolverines' road trip will continue as they head out to face the Southern Miss Golden Eagles at 12:00 p.m. ET on November 19th at Flagler Gymnasium. Utah Valley might want some stickum for this contest since the team gave up 14 turnovers on Wednesday.
Last Wednesday, the Wolverines lost to the 49ers on the road by a decisive 62-45 margin.
Meanwhile, winning is just a little bit easier when your shooting is a whole 17.9% better than the opposition, a fact Southern Miss proved on Wednesday. They steamrolled past the Gold Rush 76-45 at home. The matchup was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 41-20.
The Wolverines' loss dropped their record down to 2-1. As for the Golden Eagles, they now have a winning record of 2-1.
Utah Valley will be fighting an uphill battle on Sunday as the experts have pegged them as the 2.5-point underdog. This will be their first time playing as the favorites this season.
This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: Utah Valley have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 39 rebounds per game. However, it's not like Southern Miss struggles in that department as they've been even better at 46.7 per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out. Check CBS Sports after the action for a full breakdown of the game and more NCAA Basketball content.
Southern Miss is a slight 2.5-point favorite against Utah Valley, 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 Golden Eagles as a 1.5-point favorite.
The over/under is set at 133.5 points.
Injury Report for Southern Miss
- Neftali Alvarez: Game-Time Decision (Foot)
- Andre Curbelo: Game-Time Decision (Not Injury Related)