Who's Playing

South Carolina State @ Howard

Regular Season Records: South Carolina State 5-25; Howard 19-12

What to Know

The South Carolina State Bulldogs haven't won a contest against the Howard Bison since Jan. 31 of last year, but they'll be looking to end the drought Wednesday. South Carolina State and Howard are set to clash at 6 p.m. ET March 8 at Norfolk Scope Arena in the first round of the Mid-Eastern Conference Tourney. The odds don't look promising for the Bulldogs, but the bigger the opponent is, the harder they fall.

South Carolina State came up short against the North Carolina Central Eagles last Thursday, falling 71-64.

Meanwhile, Howard took their matchup against the Norfolk State Spartans last week by a conclusive 87-67 score.

A pair of stats to keep an eye on: South Carolina State ranks 25th in college basketball when it comes to takeaways, with 15.8 on average. Less enviably, the Bison are 361st worst in college basketball in turnovers per game, with 16.4 on average.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET
  • Where: Norfolk Scope Arena -- Norfolk, Virginia
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $176.00


The Bison are a big 8-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 an 8-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Howard and South Carolina State both have five wins in their last ten games.

  • Feb 27, 2023 - Howard 82 vs. South Carolina State 78
  • Jan 30, 2023 - Howard 100 vs. South Carolina State 74
  • Feb 28, 2022 - Howard 72 vs. South Carolina State 62
  • Jan 31, 2022 - South Carolina State 58 vs. Howard 55
  • Mar 10, 2020 - Howard 70 vs. South Carolina State 63
  • Jan 13, 2020 - South Carolina State 101 vs. Howard 95
  • Jan 19, 2019 - Howard 71 vs. South Carolina State 66
  • Jan 13, 2018 - South Carolina State 91 vs. Howard 88
  • Jan 30, 2017 - South Carolina State 77 vs. Howard 68
  • Feb 22, 2016 - South Carolina State 71 vs. Howard 63