UNCG @ Florida International
Current Records: UNCG 4-1; Florida International 3-1
What to Know
The UNCG Spartans will take on the Florida International Panthers at 5 p.m. ET Sunday at McArthur Center. Florida International should still be riding high after a win, while the Spartans will be looking to right the ship.
UNCG was close but no cigar this past Friday as they fell 93-90 to the Massachusetts Minutemen. Four players on UNCG scored in the double digits: guard Kaleb Hunter (18), guard Dante Treacy (16), forward Mohammed Abdulsalam (14), and guard De'Monte Buckingham (14). Buckingham hadn't helped his team much against the Green Bay Phoenix this past Thursday, so this was a nice turnaround for him.
Speaking of close games: this past Friday Florida International sidestepped Green Bay for a 63-60 victory.
Barring any buzzer beaters, the Spartans are expected to win a tight contest. But bettors beware: they are 0-3 against the spread when favored.
UNCG is now 4-1 while the Panthers sit at 3-1. Two defensive stats to keep an eye on: UNCG have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 35.10%, which places them 24th in college basketball. But Florida International is even better: they have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 34.50%, which places them 20th in college basketball. We'll see if that edge gives Florida International a route to victory.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 5 p.m. ET
- Where: McArthur Center -- St. Petersburg, Florida
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Spartans are a slight 2-point favorite against the Panthers, 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 Spartans as a 3-point favorite.
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This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.