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Incarnate Word @ Houston Bap.

Current Records: Incarnate Word 6-22; Houston Bap. 8-15

What to Know

The Houston Bap. Huskies will be returning home after a three-game road trip. Houston Bap. and the Incarnate Word Cardinals will face off in a Southland battle at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday at Sharp Gymnasium. Incarnate Word will be strutting in after a win while the Huskies will be stumbling in from a defeat.

The matchup between Houston Bap. and the Nicholls State Colonels on Saturday was not a total blowout, but with Houston Bap. falling 84-70 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one.

Meanwhile, the Southeastern Louisiana Lions typically have all the answers at home, but on Saturday Incarnate Word proved too difficult a challenge. The Cardinals came out on top against the Lions by a score of 92-84.

Houston Bap. is the favorite in this one, with an expected 5-point margin of victory. Their home court has been no bettor's paradise, though, as they've failed to beat the spread in six of their 11 home games.

The Huskies are now 8-15 while Incarnate Word sits at 6-22. Two defensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Houston Bap. has allowed their opponents to shoot 46.70% from the floor on average, which is the 16th highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. The Cardinals have experienced some struggles of their own as they have allowed their opponents to shoot 49.30% from the floor on average, which is the 356th highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. The good news? The teams might be seeing more of their shots fall.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Sharp Gymnasium -- Houston, Texas
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Huskies are a 5-point favorite against the Cardinals, 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 5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -119

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Series History

Houston Bap. have won nine out of their last 15 games against Incarnate Word.

  • Jan 20, 2022 - Houston Bap. 68 vs. Incarnate Word 65
  • Jan 08, 2022 - Incarnate Word 60 vs. Houston Bap. 50
  • Mar 09, 2021 - Houston Bap. 80 vs. Incarnate Word 68
  • Mar 03, 2021 - Houston Bap. 72 vs. Incarnate Word 67
  • Jan 27, 2021 - Houston Bap. 73 vs. Incarnate Word 57
  • Mar 04, 2020 - Houston Bap. 88 vs. Incarnate Word 76
  • Jan 29, 2020 - Incarnate Word 84 vs. Houston Bap. 82
  • Mar 06, 2019 - Houston Bap. 118 vs. Incarnate Word 111
  • Jan 30, 2019 - Houston Bap. 96 vs. Incarnate Word 92
  • Feb 28, 2018 - Incarnate Word 83 vs. Houston Bap. 71
  • Jan 24, 2018 - Houston Bap. 102 vs. Incarnate Word 86
  • Feb 04, 2017 - Houston Bap. 84 vs. Incarnate Word 70
  • Jan 14, 2017 - Incarnate Word 82 vs. Houston Bap. 77
  • Mar 05, 2016 - Incarnate Word 97 vs. Houston Bap. 86
  • Feb 22, 2016 - Incarnate Word 97 vs. Houston Bap. 91