Who's Playing

Samford @ UNCG

Current Records: Samford 11-7; UNCG 10-8

What to Know

The Samford Bulldogs are 1-12 against the UNCG Spartans since January of 2016, but they'll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Saturday. Samford is on the road again Saturday and plays against UNCG at 5 p.m. ET Jan. 22 at Greensboro Coliseum. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W.'

The Bulldogs received a tough blow on Thursday as they fell 99-80 to the VMI Keydets.

Meanwhile, the Spartans came up short against the Chattanooga Mocs on Thursday, falling 72-64.

Samford is expected to lose this next one by 6. Those sticking with them against the spread have guts, to put it politely, as the team has let down bettors in their past three games.

The losses put Samford at 11-7 and UNCG at 10-8. Two numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Bulldogs are stumbling into the game with the 28th most points allowed per game in college basketball, having given up 75.7 on average. The Spartans have experienced some struggles of their own as they are 19th worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 63.3 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 5 p.m. ET
  • Where: Greensboro Coliseum -- Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Spartans are a solid 6-point favorite against the Bulldogs, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 6-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

UNCG have won 12 out of their last 13 games against Samford.

  • Jan 16, 2021 - UNCG 82 vs. Samford 70
  • Jan 14, 2021 - UNCG 87 vs. Samford 63
  • Feb 09, 2020 - UNCG 95 vs. Samford 67
  • Jan 25, 2020 - UNCG 70 vs. Samford 63
  • Mar 09, 2019 - UNCG 77 vs. Samford 70
  • Feb 07, 2019 - UNCG 75 vs. Samford 67
  • Dec 22, 2018 - UNCG 83 vs. Samford 75
  • Feb 25, 2018 - UNCG 88 vs. Samford 75
  • Jan 27, 2018 - UNCG 98 vs. Samford 82
  • Feb 04, 2017 - UNCG 81 vs. Samford 75
  • Dec 31, 2016 - Samford 73 vs. UNCG 62
  • Feb 18, 2016 - UNCG 82 vs. Samford 77
  • Jan 24, 2016 - UNCG 86 vs. Samford 78

Injury Report for UNCG

No Injury Information

Injury Report for Samford

  • Jermaine Marshall: Game-Time Decision (Undisclosed)