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UT Martin @ SE Missouri State

Current Records: UT Martin 8-20; SE Missouri State 12-16

What to Know

The SE Missouri State Redhawks have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with the UT Martin Skyhawks and are hoping to record their first win since Feb. 13 of 2020. The Redhawks and UT Martin will face off in an Ohio Valley battle at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday at Show Me Center. Coming off of a win even when the odds were against them, SE Missouri State has to be feeling especially confident now that the spread is in their favor.

SE Missouri State netted a 92-84 victory over the Morehead State Eagles on Saturday.

Meanwhile, UT Martin was close but no cigar on Saturday as they fell 62-60 to the Murray State Racers. UT Martin's loss came about despite a quality game from guard KJ Simon, who shot 5-for-8 from downtown and finished with 24 points and nine rebounds.

SE Missouri State is now 12-16 while the Skyhawks sit at 8-20. A couple numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Redhawks have allowed their opponents to shoot 45.50% from the floor on average, which is the 50th highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. UT Martin has experienced some struggles of their own as they have only been able to knock down 41.40% percent of their shots, which is the 41st lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Show Me Center -- Cape Girardeau, Missouri
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Redhawks are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Skyhawks, 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 6.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

UT Martin have won eight out of their last 13 games against SE Missouri State.

  • Feb 03, 2022 - UT Martin 84 vs. SE Missouri State 63
  • Jan 26, 2021 - UT Martin 69 vs. SE Missouri State 66
  • Dec 18, 2020 - UT Martin 69 vs. SE Missouri State 67
  • Feb 29, 2020 - UT Martin 87 vs. SE Missouri State 78
  • Feb 13, 2020 - SE Missouri State 74 vs. UT Martin 72
  • Feb 14, 2019 - UT Martin 81 vs. SE Missouri State 72
  • Jan 05, 2019 - SE Missouri State 74 vs. UT Martin 69
  • Feb 24, 2018 - UT Martin 72 vs. SE Missouri State 66
  • Feb 10, 2018 - SE Missouri State 81 vs. UT Martin 77
  • Feb 18, 2017 - SE Missouri State 90 vs. UT Martin 61
  • Jan 14, 2017 - UT Martin 79 vs. SE Missouri State 69
  • Feb 11, 2016 - UT Martin 77 vs. SE Missouri State 64
  • Jan 24, 2016 - SE Missouri State 68 vs. UT Martin 60