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Morgan State @ Hartford

Current Records: Morgan State 4-8; Hartford 4-11

What to Know

The Morgan State Bears' road trip will continue as they head to Chase Family Arena at 6 p.m. ET Friday to face off against the Hartford Hawks. Both teams were wiped off the court in their previous games and will be looking to bounce back in a big way.

Morgan State was expected to have a tough go of it last week, and, well, they did. They got maybe a little too into the holiday spirit, gifting the Arizona Wildcats an easy 93-68 victory. Despite the defeat, the Bears had strong showings from guard Malik Miller, who had 23 points, and guard Isaiah Burke, who shot 6-for-12 from beyond the arc and finished with 22 points and five assists.

Meanwhile, a win for Hartford just wasn't in the stars last Thursday as the team never even grasped a temporary lead. It's hard to picture a worse loss than the 85-53 bruising that they suffered against the San Francisco Dons. Michael Dunne (15 points) was the top scorer for the Hawks.

Morgan State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 8.5-point margin of victory. They hadn't treated fans well this season, but they at least enjoy a 6-3 record against the spread.

Both of these teams will be looking to put their recent losses behind them and walk away with a win. We'll see which team satisfies their hunger and which team leaves with an empty stomach.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 6 p.m. ET
  • Where: Chase Family Arena -- West Hartford, Connecticut
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Bears are a big 8.5-point favorite against the Hawks, 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 Bears as an 8-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last seven years.