Fairleigh Dickinson @ Texas Southern
Regular Season Records: Fairleigh Dickinson 19-15; Texas Southern 14-20
What to Know
The Texas Southern Tigers and the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights are set to clash at 6:40 p.m. ET March 15 at University of Dayton Arena in the 0th round of the NCAA Tournament. Texas Southern will be strutting in after a win while the Knights will be stumbling in from a loss.
Texas Southern earned some more postseason success in their game this past Saturday. They came out on top in a nail-biter against the Grambling Tigers, sneaking past 61-58. Guard PJ Henry (19 points) was the top scorer for Texas Southern.
Speaking of close games: Fairleigh Dickinson was just a bucket short of a victory last week and fell 67-66 to the Merrimack Warriors. One thing holding Fairleigh Dickinson back was the mediocre play of forward Ansley Almonor, who did not have his best game: he finished with only seven points on 3-for-10 shooting in his 25 minutes on the court.
Barring any buzzer beaters, Texas Southern is expected to win a tight contest Wednesday. But bettors beware: they are only 3-12 against the spread when favored.
Fairleigh Dickinson's defeat took them down to 19-15 while Texas Southern's win pulled them up to 14-20. If Texas Southern want to win, they will need to focus on stopping Fairleigh Dickinson's forward Cameron Tweedy, who had 13 points along with nine boards, and guard Demetre Roberts, who had 15 points and six assists. We'll see whether or not they are up to the challenge.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 6:40 p.m. ET
- Where: University of Dayton Arena -- Dayton, Ohio
- TV: tru TV
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $5.00
The Tigers are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Knights, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Tigers as a 2-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last eight years.