Brigham Young @ South Florida
Current Records: Brigham Young 9-2; South Florida 4-5
What to Know
The South Florida Bulls and the Brigham Young Cougars will compete for holiday cheer at 9:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday at SimpliFI Arena at Stan Sheriff Center. BYU will be strutting in after a victory while the Bulls will be stumbling in from a defeat.
South Florida received a tough blow on Saturday as they fell 66-55 to the Florida Gators. The top scorer for South Florida was guard Caleb Murphy (16 points).
Meanwhile, BYU didn't have too much trouble with the Weber State Wildcats on the road on Saturday as they won 89-71. Four players on BYU scored in the double digits: guard Alex Barcello (23), forward Seneca Knight (14), guard Spencer Johnson (13), and guard Trevin Knell (11).
The Bulls are the clear underdogs, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. They are currently two-for-two against the spread in their most recent games, however, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
South Florida's loss took them down to 4-5 while Brigham Young's win pulled them up to 9-2. In their win, the Cougars relied heavily on Alex Barcello, who shot 5-for-6 from beyond the arc and finished with 23 points. South Florida will need to find a way to minimize his impact if they want to win.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. ET
- Where: SimpliFI Arena at Stan Sheriff Center -- Honolulu, Hawaii
- TV: ESPN University
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Cougars are a big 14.5-point favorite against the Bulls, according to the latest college basketball odds.
Bettors have moved against the Cougars slightly, as the game opened with the Cougars as a 16.5-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.
Injury Report for South FloridaNo Injury Information
Injury Report for Brigham Young
- Richard Harward: Out for the Season (Illness)
- Gavin Baxter: Out for the Season (Knee)