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South Carolina State @ Morgan State

Regular Season Records: South Carolina State 15-15; Morgan State 12-13

What to Know

The South Carolina State Bulldogs haven't won a game against the Morgan State Bears since Feb. 9 of 2019, but they'll be looking to end the drought Thursday. South Carolina State and Morgan State are set to clash at 6 p.m. ET March 10 at Norfolk Scope Arena in the first round of the Mid-Eastern Conference Tourney. The Bears will be strutting in after a win while the Bulldogs will be stumbling in from a defeat.

South Carolina State was within striking distance but couldn't close the gap last Thursday as they fell 67-62 to the North Carolina Central Eagles.

Meanwhile, Morgan State narrowly escaped with a victory as the squad sidled past the Coppin State Eagles 63-59.

South Carolina State is expected to lose this next one by 3.5. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 12-5-2 against the spread when expected to lose.

A pair of numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Bulldogs are stumbling into the matchup with the 15th most turnovers per game in college basketball, having accrued 15 on average. To make matters even worse for South Carolina State, the Bears enter the contest with 19.6 takeaways on average, good for second best in college basketball. So the cards are definitely stacked in Morgan State's favor.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 6 p.m. ET
  • Where: Norfolk Scope Arena -- Norfolk, Virginia
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Bears are a 3.5-point favorite against the Bulldogs, 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 Bears as a 2.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -112

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Series History

Morgan State have won six out of their last ten games against South Carolina State.

  • Feb 14, 2022 - Morgan State 76 vs. South Carolina State 66
  • Jan 10, 2022 - Morgan State 88 vs. South Carolina State 81
  • Feb 17, 2020 - Morgan State 78 vs. South Carolina State 72
  • Jan 06, 2020 - Morgan State 77 vs. South Carolina State 63
  • Feb 09, 2019 - South Carolina State 85 vs. Morgan State 81
  • Jan 12, 2019 - South Carolina State 72 vs. Morgan State 68
  • Mar 06, 2018 - Morgan State 83 vs. South Carolina State 80
  • Jan 29, 2018 - South Carolina State 74 vs. Morgan State 59
  • Jan 23, 2017 - Morgan State 77 vs. South Carolina State 75
  • Feb 08, 2016 - South Carolina State 82 vs. Morgan State 78