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Abilene Christian @ New Mexico St.

Regular Season Records: Abilene Christian 23-9; New Mexico St. 25-6

What to Know

The New Mexico St. Aggies and the Abilene Christian Wildcats are set to clash at 10 p.m. ET March 12 at Orleans Arena in the fifth round of the Western Athletic Conference Tourney. New Mexico St. will be hoping to build upon the 77-63 win they picked up against the Wildcats when they previously played in January.

The Aggies didn't have too much breathing room in their contest with the Grand Canyon Antelopes this past Friday, but they still walked away with a 75-70 victory. New Mexico St.'s guard Teddy Allen looked sharp as he had 25 points and six assists along with seven rebounds.

Meanwhile, Abilene Christian earned some more postseason success in their game this past Friday. They came out on top in a nail-biter against the Seattle Redhawks, sneaking past 78-76. Abilene Christian's success was spearheaded by the efforts of guard Tobias Cameron, who had 18 points, and forward Airion Simmons, who had 21 points in addition to eight boards.

New Mexico St. is the favorite in this one, with an expected 5.5-point margin of victory. They are currently two-for-two against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

A couple numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Aggies are stumbling into the matchup with the 50th most turnovers per game in college basketball, having accrued 14 on average. To make matters even worse for New Mexico St., the Wildcats enter the matchup with 21.7 takeaways on average, which is the best in college basketball. Maybe that strength will give Abilene Christian the oomph they need to beat the odds.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 10 p.m. ET
  • Where: Orleans Arena -- Paradise, Nevada
  • TV: ESPN University
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Aggies are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Wildcats, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Aggies, as the game opened with the Aggies as a 4-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

New Mexico St. won the only game these two teams have played in the last eight years.

  • Jan 15, 2022 - New Mexico St. 77 vs. Abilene Christian 63

Injury Report for New Mexico St.

  • Marsei Caston: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)

Injury Report for Abilene Christian

No Injury Information