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Houston Bap. @ Nicholls State

Current Records: Houston Bap. 8-14; Nicholls State 17-9

What to Know

The Houston Bap. Huskies have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with the Nicholls State Colonels and are hoping to record their first win since Feb. 16 of 2019. Houston Bap. and Nicholls State will face off in a Southland battle at 4 p.m. ET Saturday at David R. Stopher Gym. The Colonels should still be feeling good after a victory, while Houston Bap. will be looking to regain their footing.

Houston Bap. was within striking distance but couldn't close the gap on Saturday as they fell 89-84 to the Southeastern Louisiana Lions.

Meanwhile, Nicholls State was able to grind out a solid win over the McNeese State Cowboys on Thursday, winning 82-73.

The Huskies are the clear underdogs, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread, however, as they are currently on a three-game streak of ATS wins.

Houston Bap. is now 8-14 while the Colonels sit at 17-9. A couple stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Houston Bap. is stumbling into the game with the 351st most turnovers per game in college basketball, having accrued 16.2 on average. To make matters even worse for Houston Bap., Nicholls State ranks 29th in college basketball when it comes to takeaways, with 15.7 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked in Nicholls State's favor.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 4 p.m. ET
  • Where: David R. Stopher Gym -- Thibodaux, Louisiana
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Colonels are a big 13-point favorite against the Huskies, 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 13-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Nicholls State have won eight out of their last 11 games against Houston Bap.

  • Jan 29, 2022 - Nicholls State 73 vs. Houston Bap. 61
  • Feb 24, 2021 - Nicholls State 83 vs. Houston Bap. 68
  • Jan 20, 2021 - Nicholls State 92 vs. Houston Bap. 83
  • Feb 26, 2020 - Nicholls State 93 vs. Houston Bap. 85
  • Jan 22, 2020 - Nicholls State 91 vs. Houston Bap. 83
  • Feb 16, 2019 - Houston Bap. 88 vs. Nicholls State 82
  • Jan 12, 2019 - Nicholls State 77 vs. Houston Bap. 76
  • Feb 10, 2018 - Nicholls State 94 vs. Houston Bap. 67
  • Jan 06, 2018 - Nicholls State 72 vs. Houston Bap. 71
  • Jan 26, 2017 - Houston Bap. 83 vs. Nicholls State 80
  • Jan 13, 2016 - Houston Bap. 78 vs. Nicholls State 69