Halftime Report

UT Martin is on the road but looking no worse for wear. They have jumped out to a quick 40-35 lead against Chicago State.

If UT Martin keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 5-2 in no time. On the other hand, Chicago State will have to make due with a 2-6 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

Who's Playing

UT Martin Skyhawks @ Chicago State Cougars

Current Records: UT Martin 4-2, Chicago State 2-5

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 3 p.m. ET
  • Where: Jones Convocation Center -- Chicago, Illinois
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
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What to Know

Chicago State will be in front of their home fans on Saturday, but a look at the spread shows they might need that home-court advantage. They will take on the UT Martin Skyhawks at 3:00 p.m. ET on Saturday. Keep an eye on the score for this one: both teams posted some lofty point totals in their previous games.

Chicago State's three-game losing streak finally came to an end on Wednesday. They escaped with a win against the Bears by the margin of a single free throw, 84-83.

Meanwhile, the Skyhawks sure made it a nail-biter, but they managed to escape with a 105-103 victory over the Lions on Wednesday. Having forecasted a close win for UT Martin, the oddsmakers were right on the money.

The Cougars' victory bumped their record up to 2-5. As for the Skyhawks, they pushed their record up to 4-2 with that win, which was their third straight at home.

This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: Chicago State have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 32.9 rebounds per game. However, it's not like UT Martin struggles in that department as they've been even better at 46.5 per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out. Come back here after the game to find expert analysis of the match and other NCAA Basketball content.

Chicago State and UT Martin were neck-and-neck in their previous meeting back in December of 2022, but Chicago State came up empty-handed after a 75-74 defeat. Will Chicago State have more luck at home instead of on the road? Check CBS Sports after the match for a full breakdown of the game, commentary, and other NCAA Basketball content.


UT Martin is a 3.5-point favorite against Chicago State, 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 3.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is set at 150.5 points.

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Series History

UT Martin won the only game these two teams have played in the last year.

  • Dec 11, 2022 - UT Martin 75 vs. Chicago State 74