Who's Playing

Western Kentucky @ Southern Miss

Current Records: Western Kentucky 14-11; Southern Miss 6-17

What to Know

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles will be returning home after a three-game road trip. Southern Miss and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will face off in a Conference USA battle at 8 p.m. ET on Monday at Reed Green Coliseum. The Golden Eagles have not won a single game against WKU in their most recent matchups, going 0-7 since March of 2016.

Southern Miss has to be hurting after a devastating 84-63 loss at the hands of the UAB Blazers last week. One thing holding Southern Miss back was the mediocre play of guard Rashad Bolden, who did not have his best game: he played for 27 minutes with.

Meanwhile, even if it wasn't a dominant performance, WKU beat the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners 71-65 this past Saturday.

Southern Miss have to know they'll be fighting an uphill battle given the 12 point spread they are up against. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn't have high expectations for them since the squad is 5-13 ATS when expected to lose.

The Golden Eagles are now 6-17 while the Hilltoppers sit at 14-11. A pair of offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Southern Miss is 11th worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 62.9 on average. WKU's offense has more to brag about, as they they rank 27th in college basketball when it comes to field goal percentage, with 47.60% on the season. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Reed Green Coliseum -- Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • TV: ESPN Plus
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $8.00


The Hilltoppers are a big 12-point favorite against the Golden Eagles, 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 Hilltoppers as an 11.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Western Kentucky have won all of the games they've played against Southern Miss in the last eight years.

  • Feb 08, 2020 - Western Kentucky 75 vs. Southern Miss 72
  • Mar 15, 2019 - Western Kentucky 70 vs. Southern Miss 59
  • Mar 03, 2019 - Western Kentucky 76 vs. Southern Miss 71
  • Jan 24, 2019 - Western Kentucky 66 vs. Southern Miss 63
  • Dec 30, 2017 - Western Kentucky 82 vs. Southern Miss 66
  • Feb 04, 2017 - Western Kentucky 64 vs. Southern Miss 47
  • Mar 03, 2016 - Western Kentucky 75 vs. Southern Miss 60

Injury Report for Southern Miss

  • Tae Hardy: Out for the Season (Shoulder)

Injury Report for Western Kentucky

  • Keith Williams: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)
  • Zion Harmon: Out for the Season (Personal)