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Northeastern @ Southern Illinois

Current Records: Northeastern 2-2; Southern Illinois 2-1

What to Know

The Southern Illinois Salukis will take on the Northeastern Huskies at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday at Virgin Islands Sport & Fitness Center. These two teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.

SIU came out on top in a nail-biter against the Colorado Buffaloes this past Friday, sneaking past 67-63. The top scorers for the Salukis were Steven Verplancken Jr. (18 points) and Marcus Domask (17 points).

Meanwhile, Northeastern didn't have too much trouble with the Duquesne Dukes this past Friday as they won 71-55. Shaquille Walters (21 points) was the top scorer for Northeastern.

Barring any buzzer beaters, SIU is expected to win a tight contest. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a two-game streak of ATS wins.

The wins brought SIU up to 2-1 and the Huskies to 2-2. A couple stats to keep an eye on: The Salukis are stumbling into the matchup with the 13th fewest takeaways in college basketball, having accrued only 10.7 on average. Northeasterns have had an even harder time: they are eighth worst in college basketball in takeaways, with only 10.3 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Virgin Islands Sport & Fitness Center -- St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Salukis are a slight 2-point favorite against the Huskies, 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 Salukis as a 2.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.

Injury Report for Southern Illinois

No Injury Information

Injury Report for Northeastern

  • Joe Pridgen: Out (Not Injury Related)