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Jax. State Gamecocks @ FIU Panthers

Current Records: Jax. State 12-14, FIU 9-18

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We've got another exciting Conference USA matchup on schedule as the Jax. State Gamecocks and the FIU Panthers are set to tip at 6:00 p.m. ET on February 24th at Ocean Bank Convocation Center. Jax. State is no doubt hoping to put an end to a five-game streak of away losses.

Last Wednesday, the Gamecocks were able to grind out a solid victory over the Blue Raiders, taking the game 76-68.

Meanwhile, FIU came into Thursday's matchup having lost three straight, but that streak is now in the rearview. They came out on top against the Flames by a score of 76-71 on Thursday.

FIU can attribute much of their success to Javaunte Hawkins, who scored 20 points along with six rebounds and five assists, and Arturo Dean, who scored 24 points along with five rebounds. As a matter of fact, that's the most points Dean has scored all season.

The Gamecocks' win bumped their record up to 12-14. As for the Panthers, their win bumped their record up to 9-18.

Saturday's match is shaping up to be a scrappy matchup: Jax. State have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 37.3 rebounds per game. It's a different story for FIU, though, as they've been averaging only 32.4 rebounds per game. Given Jax. State's sizable advantage in that area, the Panthers will need to find a way to close that gap.

Both teams pleased both fans and bettors in their last games by winning and covering the spread. Looking ahead, Jax. State is expected to win a tight contest, barring any buzzer beaters. For those looking to play the spread, careful betting on FIU: they have a less-than-stellar 10-16 record against the spread this season.


Jax. State is a slight 1.5-point favorite against FIU, 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 1.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is 139 points.

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Series History

Jax. State has won 2 out of their last 3 games against FIU.

  • Jan 06, 2024 - Jax. State 70 vs. FIU 63
  • Dec 15, 2021 - Jax. State 66 vs. FIU 59
  • Dec 04, 2020 - FIU 74 vs. Jax. State 70