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Chicago State @ Ball State

Current Records: Chicago State 3-12; Ball State 8-4

What to Know

The Ball State Cardinals will play host again and welcome the Chicago State Cougars to John E. Worthen Arena, where tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET Wednesday. Neither of these teams found much success offensively their last time out, scoring well below their season averages.

Ball State ultimately received the gift of a 58-54 win from a begrudging Georgia Southern squad last Wednesday.

Speaking of close games: it was close but no cigar for Chicago State as they fell 58-55 to the Minnesota Golden Gophers last week. The top scorers for the Cougars were guard Wesley Cardet Jr. (17 points) and guard Elijah Weaver (16 points). Wesley Cardet Jr.'s performance made up for a slower game against the Illinois State Redbirds last week. Cardet Jr.'s points were the most he has had all year.

Ball State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 12-point margin of victory. Those burned by picking them against the spread last week might want to keep in mind that the squad has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.

Ball State's victory lifted them to 8-4 while Chicago State's loss dropped them down to 3-12. We'll see if Ball State can repeat their recent success or if Chicago State bounces back and reverse their fortune.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: John E. Worthen Arena -- Muncie, Indiana
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $22.00


The Cardinals are a big 12-point favorite against the Cougars, 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 12-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Ball State won the only game these two teams have played in the last eight years.

  • Dec 31, 2015 - Ball State 73 vs. Chicago State 48