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Portland State Vikings @ Washington State Cougars

Current Records: Portland State 6-1, Washington State 5-1

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 5 p.m. ET
  • Where: Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum -- Pullman, Washington
  • TV: Pac-12 Networks
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
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  • Ticket Cost: $6.00

What to Know

The Portland State Vikings will head out on the road to face off against the Washington State Cougars at 5:00 p.m. ET on Saturday at Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. Both teams come into the game bolstered by wins in their previous matches.

Winning is just a little bit easier when you make seven more threes than your opponent, a fact Portland State proved on Tuesday. Not to be outdone by the Pilots, the Vikings got past the Pilots on a last-second layup courtesy of Ismail Habib with but a second left in the second quarter. Portland State was down 35-23 with 3:12 left in the first half but they still came back for the handy one-point victory.

Multiple players turned in solid performances to lead Portland State to victory, but perhaps none more so than Isaiah Johnson, who dropped a double-double on 18 points and 10 rebounds. Habib was another key contributor, scoring 18 points.

Meanwhile, Washington State had already won two in a row (a stretch where they outscored their opponents by an average of 30.5 points), and they went ahead and made it three on Monday. They walked away with a 82-72 victory over the Eagles.

Among those leading the charge was Myles Rice, who went 6 for 8 from beyond the arc en route to 28 points and 2 assists. Another player making a difference was Rueben Chinyelu, who scored 11 points along with 5 rebounds.

The Vikings' win bumped their record up to 6-1. As for the Cougars, they have yet to lose a contest at home this season, leaving them with a 5-1 record.

While fans of both teams were happy after their last outing, their bettors probably weren't as neither team covered. As for their next game, Washington State is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 13 points. Portland State might be worth a quick bet since they're sitting on a three game streak of covering the spread when playing on the road.

This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: Portland State have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 36 rebounds per game. However, it's not like Washington State struggles in that department as they've been even better at 38.7 per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out. Come back here after the game to find expert analysis of the match and other NCAA Basketball content.


Washington State is a big 13-point favorite against Portland State, 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 Cougars as a 12-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 142 points.

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Series History

Washington State has won both of the games they've played against Portland State in the last 8 years.

  • Dec 13, 2020 - Washington State 69 vs. Portland State 60
  • Dec 06, 2015 - Washington State 91 vs. Portland State 67