South Dakota @ Coastal Carolina
Current Records: South Dakota 3-3; Coastal Carolina 2-2
What to Know
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will be returning home after a two-game road trip. They will take on the South Dakota Coyotes at 2 p.m. ET Saturday at HTC Center. Both teams were wiped off the court in their previous games and will be looking to bounce back in a big way.
It looks like Coastal Carolina got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. They were completely outmatched by the Missouri Tigers on the road and fell 89-51. Josh Uduje had a pretty forgettable game, finishing with only eight points on 1-for-12 shooting and turning the ball over five times in his 30 minutes on the court.
As for South Dakota, it looks like they got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. It's hard to picture a worse defeat than the 80-49 bruising that they suffered against the Sam Houston Bearkats on Wednesday.
Barring any buzzer beaters, the Chanticleers are expected to win a tight contest. Neither team has fared well against the spread -- they are 0-2, while the Coyotes are 1-4.
The losses put Coastal Carolina at 2-2 and South Dakota at 3-3. Two numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Coastal Carolina is fourth worst in college basketball in turnovers per game, with 16.8 on average. South Dakota has experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the matchup with the 19th fewest takeaways in college basketball, having accrued only 10.8 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 2 p.m. ET
- Where: HTC Center -- Conway, South Carolina
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $29.00
The Chanticleers are a 3-point favorite against the Coyotes, 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 Chanticleers as a 3.5-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last seven years.