South Carolina Upstate @ Indiana State
Regular Season Records: South Carolina Upstate 16-15; Indiana State 22-12
What to Know
The Indiana State Sycamores will face off against the South Carolina Upstate Spartans in a playoff matchup at Ocean Center at 11 a.m. ET Saturday. Averaging 87 points per game, the Indiana State squad has been an offensive juggernaut in the playoffs, so hopefully South Carolina Upstate's defense is prepared for a test.
The Sycamores were just a bucket short of a victory last week and fell 71-70 to the Bradley Braves. Four players on Indiana State scored in the double digits: guard Cameron Henry (16), center Robbie Avila (16), guard Courvoisier McCauley (14), and guard Cooper Neese (11).
Speaking of close games: South Carolina Upstate was close but no cigar two weeks ago as they fell 66-62 to the UNC-Asheville Bulldogs. Guard Jordan Gainey had a rough day: he finished with only eight points on 3-for-12 shooting in his 35 minutes on the court.
Indiana State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 11-point margin of victory. They are currently three-for-three against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
Having both suffered close losses, these teams will no doubt be fighting for every inch to win this one. If South Carolina Upstate want to win, they will need to focus on stopping the Sycamores' Courvoisier McCauley, who had 14 points along with seven boards, and Cameron Henry, who had 16 points in addition to six rebounds. We'll see whether or not they are up to the challenge.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 11 a.m. ET
- Where: Ocean Center -- Daytona Beach, Florida
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Sycamores are a big 11-point favorite against the Spartans, 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 Sycamores as a 10.5-point favorite.
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This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last eight years.