Who's Playing

South Dakota State @ Kent State

Current Records: South Dakota State 3-4; Kent State 5-2

What to Know

The Kent State Golden Flashes will be returning home after a two-game road trip. They will take on the South Dakota State Jackrabbits at 7 p.m. ET Friday at Memorial A & C Center. Kent State is out to keep their four-game home win streak alive.

The Golden Flashes were within striking distance but couldn't close the gap on Saturday as they fell 49-44 to the Houston Cougars. Sincere Carry had a rough afternoon: he played for 38 minutes but put up just nine points on 2-for-22 shooting and seven turnovers.

Meanwhile, the game between South Dakota State and the James Madison Dukes on Saturday was not particularly close, with the Jackrabbits falling 79-60.

Kent State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 7.5-point margin of victory. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a five-game streak of ATS wins.

Kent State is now 5-2 while South Dakota State sits at 3-4. A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Golden Flashes rank third in college basketball when it comes to steals per game, with 12 on average. Less enviably, the Jackrabbits have allowed their opponents an average of 11.4 steals per game, the 363rd most in college basketball. In other words, they will need to work extra hard to take care of the ball.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Memorial A & C Center -- Kent, Ohio
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $12.00


The Golden Flashes are a big 7.5-point favorite against the Jackrabbits, 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 7.5-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 seven years.