Who's Playing

Idaho State @ Brigham Young

What to Know

The Idaho State Bengals and the Brigham Young Cougars will face off at 9 p.m. ET November 7th at Marriott Center to kick off their 2022 seasons. Returning after a rocky 7-23 year, the Bengals are aiming to prove that the past does not define them. BYU ended up 24-11 last season and got to the NIT quarterfinals before being knocked out by the Washington State Cougars 77-58.

A couple last-season stats to keep an eye on: Idaho State was 52nd worst when it came to takeaways last season, with the squad coming up with only 11.2 on average (bottom 85%). BYUs had an even harder time: they ranked 30th worst with respect to takeaways last year, where the team accrued only 10.7 on average (bottom 92%). It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

Since the experts predict a defeat, Idaho State will need to dig deep. We'll soon see whether they can make the experts look bad.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Marriott Center -- Provo, Utah
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $2.00


The Cougars are a big 23.5-point favorite against the Bengals, 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 Cougars as a 23-point favorite.

Over/Under: -115

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Series History

Brigham Young have won both of the games they've played against Idaho State in the last eight years.

  • Dec 21, 2017 - Brigham Young 85 vs. Idaho State 71
  • Dec 20, 2016 - Brigham Young 84 vs. Idaho State 58