California Baptist @ Sam Houston
Regular Season Records: California Baptist 18-14; Sam Houston 18-13
What to Know
The Sam Houston Bearkats and the California Baptist Lancers are set to clash at 9 p.m. ET March 9 at Orleans Arena in the second round of the Western Athletic Conference Tourney. The Bearkats will be hoping to build upon the 73-68 win they picked up against California Baptist when they previously played in January.
Sam Houston had enough points to win and then some against the Tarleton State Texans last Thursday, taking their contest 69-50.
Meanwhile, California Baptist earned some postseason bragging rights after a successful outing on Tuesday. They escaped with a win against the UTRGV Vaqueros by the margin of a single free throw, 81-80. Six players on California Baptist scored in the double digits: guard Tre Armstrong (13), guard Taran Armstrong (13), guard Ty Rowell (12), guard Reed Nottage (12), guard Chance Hunter (12), and forward Juhlawnei Stone (11).
Barring any buzzer beaters, Sam Houston is expected to win a tight contest Wednesday. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (8-3-1), so they might be worth a quick bet.
Check back on MaxPreps.com to see if the Lancers can pick off the Bearkats as they join postseason play.
How To Watch
When: Wednesday at 9 p.m. ETWhere: Orleans Arena — Paradise, NevadaFollow: CBS Sports App
The Bearkats are a slight 2-point favorite against the Lancers, 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-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Sam Houston won the only game these two teams have played in the last eight years.
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