Who's Playing

UNC-Asheville @ E. Tennessee State

Current Records: UNC-Asheville 7-4; E. Tennessee State 4-7

What to Know

The E. Tennessee State Buccaneers have the luxury of staying home another game and will welcome the UNC-Asheville Bulldogs at 4 p.m. ET Dec. 17 at Freedom Hall Civic Center. UNC-Asheville will be strutting in after a victory while the Buccaneers will be stumbling in from a loss.

E. Tennessee State was close but no cigar on Wednesday as they fell 78-75 to the Queens University Royals.

Meanwhile, UNC-Asheville beat the South Carolina State Bulldogs 94-84 on Tuesday.

Barring any buzzer beaters, E. Tennessee State is expected to win a tight contest Saturday. But bettors beware: they are only 1-5 against the spread when favored.

When the two teams previously met in December of last year, E. Tennessee State lost to UNC-Asheville on the road by a decisive 79-64 margin. Maybe the Buccaneers will have more luck at home instead of on the road? Watch the contest and check back on CBS Sports for all the details.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 4 p.m. ET
  • Where: Freedom Hall Civic Center -- Johnson City, Tennessee
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Buccaneers are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Bulldogs, 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 1.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

UNC-Asheville have won both of the games they've played against E. Tennessee State in the last eight years.

  • Dec 18, 2021 - UNC-Asheville 79 vs. E. Tennessee State 64
  • Dec 15, 2015 - UNC-Asheville 84 vs. E. Tennessee State 64