Missouri State Bears @ FGCU Eagles
Current Records: Missouri State 1-1, FGCU 1-2
How To Watch
- When: Friday, November 17, 2023 at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Virgin Islands Sport & Fitness Center -- St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Follow: CBS Sports App
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What to Know
The FGCU Eagles will face off against the Missouri State Bears at 8:00 p.m. ET on Friday at Virgin Islands Sport & Fitness Center. FGCU might want some stickum for this contest since the team gave up nine turnovers on Monday.
Last Monday, the Eagles came up short against the Panthers and fell 86-74.
The loss doesn't tell the whole story though, as several players had good games. One of the most active was Isaiah Thompson, who scored 13 points along with 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
Meanwhile, the Bears strolled past the Golden Eagles with points to spare on Monday, taking the game 84-69.
Alston Mason was the offensive standout of the match as he scored 28 points along with 9 rebounds. Donovan Clay was another key contributor, scoring 17 points along with 6 rebounds.
The Eagles now have a losing record at 1-2. As for the Bears, the victory got them back to even at 1-1.
FGCU is hoping to beat the odds on Friday, as the experts think they're headed for a loss. This will be their first time playing as the favorites this season.
This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: FGCU have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 35 rebounds per game. However, it's not like Missouri State struggles in that department as they've been even better at 41 per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out. Check CBS Sports after the action for a full breakdown of the game and more NCAA Basketball content.
FGCU is a slight 1.5-point favorite against Missouri 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 1.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
The over/under is set at 138.5 points.
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Injury Report for Missouri State
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