McNeese State @ NW State
Current Records: McNeese State 5-11; NW State 9-7
What to Know
The NW State Demons haven't won a matchup against the McNeese State Cowboys since Feb. 13 of 2021, but they'll be looking to end the drought Thursday. NW State and McNeese State will face off in a Southland battle at 9 p.m. ET at Prather Coliseum. The Demons will be strutting in after a win while the Cowboys will be stumbling in from a loss.
The Nicholls State Colonels typically have all the answers at home, but on Saturday NW State proved too difficult a challenge. NW State put the hurt on Nicholls State with a sharp 68-48 victory. The oddsmakers were on NW State's side, but they didn't give the team enough credit as the margin was unexpectedly wide.
Meanwhile, McNeese State was close but no cigar on Saturday as they fell 82-80 to the Texas A&M-Commerce Lions.
NW State is now 9-7 while McNeese State sits at 5-11. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: NW State has only been able to knock down 40.40% percent of their shots, which is the eighth lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. The Cowboys have experienced some struggles of their own as they have allowed their opponents to shoot 46.80% from the floor on average, which is the ninth highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: Prather Coliseum -- Natchitoches, Louisiana
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Demons are a big 8-point favorite against the Cowboys, 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.
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McNeese State have won nine out of their last 16 games against NW State.
- Jan 05, 2023 - McNeese State 92 vs. NW State 77
- Mar 09, 2022 - McNeese State 80 vs. NW State 67
- Feb 12, 2022 - McNeese State 80 vs. NW State 75
- Feb 05, 2022 - McNeese State 93 vs. NW State 84
- Feb 13, 2021 - NW State 69 vs. McNeese State 66
- Jan 09, 2021 - NW State 78 vs. McNeese State 75
- Feb 15, 2020 - NW State 84 vs. McNeese State 79
- Jan 11, 2020 - McNeese State 85 vs. NW State 76
- Feb 09, 2019 - NW State 74 vs. McNeese State 72
- Jan 05, 2019 - NW State 66 vs. McNeese State 61
- Feb 03, 2018 - McNeese State 75 vs. NW State 62
- Dec 30, 2017 - McNeese State 72 vs. NW State 63
- Jan 21, 2017 - NW State 78 vs. McNeese State 65
- Dec 31, 2016 - McNeese State 79 vs. NW State 72
- Feb 13, 2016 - NW State 87 vs. McNeese State 78
- Jan 23, 2016 - McNeese State 75 vs. NW State 74