Furman Paladins @ UAB Blazers
Current Records: Furman 3-2, UAB 3-2
How To Watch
- When: Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 6 p.m. ET
- Where: Bartow Arena -- Birmingham, Alabama
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Follow: CBS Sports App
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- Ticket Cost: $5.49
What to Know
The UAB Blazers will be playing at home against the Furman Paladins at 6:00 p.m. ET on Saturday at Bartow Arena. UAB has insisted on making their lastfive contests complete nail-biters, turning in a record of 3-2 during that stretch of close contests.
Last Tuesday, the Blazers escaped with a win against the Blue Raiders by the margin of a single free throw, 58-57. The victory came about thanks to a strong surge starting at the 14:10 mark of the first half, when they were facing a 15-2 deficit.
UAB can attribute much of their success to Javian Davis, who scored 21 points.
Meanwhile, it's hard to win when your three-point shooting is a whole 24.5% worse than the opposition, a fact Furman found out the hard way on Sunday. They took a 78-71 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Cowboys.
Even though the team lost, they still had their share of impressive performances. One of the most dominant came from Marcus Foster, who scored 18 points along with 7 rebounds. Another player making a difference was JP Pegues, who scored 22 points.
Their wins bumped the Blazers to 3-2 and the Blue Raiders to 3-2.
As for their next game, UAB is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 5.5 points.
This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: UAB have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 40.8 rebounds per game. However, it's not like Furman struggles in that department as they've been averaging 39.6 per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out. Check back here after the action for a full breakdown and analysis of the contest.
UAB is a solid 5.5-point favorite against Furman, 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 5.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
The over/under is set at 155.5 points.
Furman won the only game these two teams have played in the last 7 years.
- Nov 14, 2016 - Furman 84 vs. UAB 74