Nicholls State @ No. 17 Arizona
What to Know
The Nicholls State Colonels and the #17 Arizona Wildcats will face off at 9:30 p.m. ET November 7th at McKale Memorial Center to kick off their 2022 seasons. The Colonels ended up 21-12 last year and got to the first round of the NIT before being knocked out by the SMU Mustangs 68-58. Arizona was 33-4 last season and made it as far as the Sweet Sixteen before being knocked out by the Houston Cougars 72-60.
Two offensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Nicholls State was 21st best (top 6%) in points per game, finishing the 2021-2022 season with 78.5 on average. But Arizona was even better: they ranked third in college basketball in points per game, closing the season with 84 on average. We'll see if that edge gives Arizona a route to victory.
Since the experts predict a defeat, Nicholls State will need to dig deep. We'll soon see whether they can make the experts look bad.
How To Watch
- When: Monday at 9:30 p.m. ET
- Where: McKale Memorial Center -- Tucson, Arizona
- TV: Pac-12 Networks
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $3.03
The Wildcats are a big 24-point favorite against the Colonels, 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 24-point spread, and stayed right there.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last seven years.