West Virginia Mountaineers @ SMU Mustangs
Current Records: West Virginia 2-1, SMU 3-1
How To Watch
- When: Monday, November 20, 2023 at 8:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Suncoast Credit Union Arena — Fort Myers, Florida
- TV: Fox Sports 1
- Follow: CBS Sports App
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What to Know
SMU has played every game this season on their home court, but they’ll have to hit the road on Monday. They will face off against the West Virginia Mountaineers at 8:30 p.m. ET at Suncoast Credit Union Arena. SMU might want some stickum for this contest since the team gave up 16 turnovers on Tuesday.
Last Tuesday, the Mustangs came up short against the Aggies and fell 79-66. The loss was SMU’s first of the season.
SMU’s loss shouldn’t obscure the performances of Chuck Harris, who scored 21 points along with 2 assists and 1 rebound, and Emory Lanier who scored 10 points along with 2 assists and 1 rebound.
Meanwhile, winning is just a little bit easier when your shooting is a whole 16.7% better than the opposition, a fact West Virginia proved on Tuesday. They came out on top against the Gamecocks by a score of 70-57.
Multiple players turned in solid performances to lead West Virginia to victory, but perhaps none more so than Kobe Johnson, who scored 19 points along with 6 rebounds. The team also got some help courtesy of Quinn Slazinski, who scored 19 points along with 7 rebounds.
The Mustangs bumped their record down to 3-1 with that defeat, which was their third straight at home. Those victories were due in large part to their offensive dominance across that stretch, as they averaged 83.3 points per game. As for the Mountaineers, they now have a winning record of 2-1.
SMU is hoping to beat the odds on Monday, as the experts think they’re headed for a loss.
This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: SMU have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 46 rebounds per game. However, it’s not like West Virginia struggles in that department as they’ve been averaging 39.3 per game. Given these competing strengths, it’ll be interesting to see how their clash plays out. Check CBS Sports after the match for a full breakdown of the game, commentary, and other NCAA Basketball content.
SMU is a slight 2.5-point favorite against West Virginia, 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 2.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
The over/under is set at 145.5 points.