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Sacramento State @ Southern Utah

Current Records: Sacramento State 4-5; Southern Utah 8-4

What to Know

The Sacramento State Hornets have enjoyed the comforts of home their last three games, but now they must head out on the road. Sacramento State and the Southern Utah Thunderbirds will face off in a Big Sky battle at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday at America First Event Center. The Hornets lost both of their matches to Southern Utah last season on scores of 69-88 and 57-77, so they're hoping to turn the tables this season.

Sacramento State had enough points to win and then some against the Menlo Oaks two weeks ago, taking their contest 67-53.

Meanwhile, the Dixie St. Trailblazers typically have all the answers at home, but last Wednesday Southern Utah proved too difficult a challenge. Everything went Southern Utah's way against the Trailblazers as they made off with an 87-59 win.

Sacramento State is the clear underdog, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. Those playing the odds have seen things go back and forth with the Hornets, who are 3-4 against the spread.

The wins brought Sacramento State up to 4-5 and Southern Utah to 8-4. Sacramento State is 0-3 after wins this year, Southern Utah 5-2.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: America First Event Center -- Cedar City, Utah
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Thunderbirds are a big 15-point favorite against the Hornets, 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 Thunderbirds as a 14-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Southern Utah and Sacramento State both have five wins in their last ten games.

  • Feb 20, 2021 - Southern Utah 77 vs. Sacramento State 57
  • Feb 18, 2021 - Southern Utah 88 vs. Sacramento State 69
  • Feb 13, 2020 - Sacramento State 70 vs. Southern Utah 55
  • Jan 18, 2020 - Southern Utah 74 vs. Sacramento State 49
  • Feb 14, 2019 - Sacramento State 84 vs. Southern Utah 73
  • Jan 19, 2019 - Southern Utah 76 vs. Sacramento State 71
  • Feb 24, 2018 - Southern Utah 77 vs. Sacramento State 74
  • Feb 25, 2017 - Sacramento State 86 vs. Southern Utah 76
  • Jan 12, 2017 - Sacramento State 88 vs. Southern Utah 83
  • Mar 03, 2016 - Sacramento State 69 vs. Southern Utah 63