Who’s Playing

Southern Illinois @ Colorado

Current Records: Southern Illinois 1-1; Colorado 3-0

What to Know

The Southern Illinois Salukis will take on the Colorado Buffaloes at 8 p.m. ET Friday at Virgin Islands Sport & Fitness Center. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.

While not quite a landslide, the contest between the Salukis and the Austin Peay Governors last Friday was still a pretty decisive one as SIU wrapped it up with a 73-55 win at home.

Meanwhile, Colorado was the big favorite in their most recent matchup, and for good reason. They steamrolled past the Maine Black Bears 90-46 at home. Among those leading the charge for Colorado was guard Keeshawn Barthelemy, who had 22 points.

The wins brought SIU up to 1-1 and Colorado to 3-0. A pair of last-season offensive stats to keep an eye on: The Salukis come into the game boasting the 34th highest field goal percentage in college basketball at 45.10%. The Buffaloes displayed some offensive firepower of their own as they rank 20th in college basketball when it comes to points per game, with 73.1 on average.

 

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Virgin Islands Sport & Fitness Center — St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • TV: ESPN 3
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  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Buffaloes are a solid 7-point favorite against the Salukis, 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 Buffaloes as a 6.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

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

Injury Report for Colorado

  • Javon Ruffin: Game-Time Decision (Knee)
  • Quincy Allen: Out for the Season (Hip)

Injury Report for Southern Illinois

No Injury Information