Halftime Report

Little Rock and the Cougars have shown up to the match, but their offenses sure haven't. A win is still up for grabs for either team after one quarter, but Little Rock is up 33-31 over the Cougars.

Little Rock entered the game having won three straight and they're just one half away from another. Will they make it four, or will SIUE step up and spoil it? We'll know soon.

Who's Playing

Little Rock Trojans @ SIUE Cougars

Current Records: Little Rock 11-10, SIUE 12-9

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What to Know

Little Rock has enjoyed a two-game homestand but will soon have to dust off their road jerseys. They and the SIUE Cougars will face off in an Ohio Valley battle at 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday at First Community Arena. Both teams come into the matchup bolstered by wins in their previous matches.

Last Saturday, the Trojans earned a 66-61 win over the Redhawks.

Meanwhile, the Cougars didn't have too much trouble with the Golden Eagles at home on Saturday as they won 74-57.

The Trojans now have a winning record of 11-10. As for the Cougars, their win was their third straight at home, which pushed their record up to 12-9.

Little Rock is hoping to beat the odds on Thursday, as the experts think they're headed for a loss. Bettors picking them against the spread have some confidence (to put it mildly), as the team is sitting on a four-game streak of failing to cover when playing as the underdogs on the road.

Little Rock beat the Cougars 88-80 when the teams last played back in January. The rematch might be a little tougher for Little Rock since the squad won't have the home-court advantage this time around. We'll see if the change in venue makes a difference.


SIUE is a slight 2.5-point favorite against Little Rock, 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 3.5-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 147 points.

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Series History

Little Rock has won 2 out of their last 3 games against SIUE.

  • Jan 04, 2024 - Little Rock 88 vs. SIUE 80
  • Feb 23, 2023 - Little Rock 79 vs. SIUE 74
  • Feb 04, 2023 - SIUE 84 vs. Little Rock 81