The Marist Red Foxes will be returning home after a three-game road trip. They will square off against the VMI Keydets at 5 p.m. ET Saturday at McCann Center. The contest is expected to be a close one, with Marist going off at just a 1.5-point favorite.
The matchup between the Red Foxes and the Princeton Tigers on Wednesday was not a total blowout, but with Marist falling 80-61 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one.
Meanwhile, VMI simply couldn’t be stopped on Tuesday, as they easily beat the Keystone College Giants at home 97-35.
Marist is now 1-2 while VMI sits at a mirror-image 2-1. A couple defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Marist has allowed their opponents to shoot 48.20% from the floor on average, which is the 20th highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. The Keydets’ defense has more to brag about, as they they have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 32.50%, which places them 10th in college basketball.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 5 p.m. ET
- Where: McCann Center — Poughkeepsie, New York
- Follow: CBS Sports App
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The Red Foxes are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Keydets, 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 Red Foxes as a 2.5-point favorite.
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Marist won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.
- Nov 08, 2019 – Marist 58 vs. VMI 56