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Old Dominion @ South Alabama

Current Records: Old Dominion 11-9; South Alabama 8-12

What to Know

After a two-game homestand, the Old Dominion Monarchs will be on the road. Old Dominion and the South Alabama Jaguars will face off in a Sun Belt battle at 8 p.m. ET Thursday at Mitchell Center. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this game.

The contest between the Monarchs and the App. State Mountaineers on Saturday was not a total blowout, but with Old Dominion falling 72-58 at home, it was darn close to turning into one.

South Alabama lost a heartbreaker to the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers when they met last March, and they left with a heavy heart again on Saturday. South Alabama fell just short of Coastal Carolina by a score of 85-81. The matchup was as close as the oddsmakers predicted, but the Jaguars had been the slight favorite coming in.

Old Dominion is now 11-9 while South Alabama sits at 8-12. A couple numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Old Dominion comes into the contest boasting the 29th fewest turnovers per game in college basketball at 11. Less enviably, South Alabama is stumbling into the matchup with the 37th fewest takeaways in college basketball, having accrued only 11.4 on average.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Mitchell Center -- Mobile, Alabama
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $9.00


The Jaguars are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Monarchs, 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 2.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last eight years.