Halftime Report

Fortunes may be turning around for UT-Rio Grande Valley after losing 12 in a row. They have jumped out to a quick 45-35 lead against Utah Tech. UT-Rio Grande Valley took a big hit to their ego last Saturday, so a win here would be a pleasant pick-me-up.

UT-Rio Grande Valley came into the match with some extra motivation after the loss they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

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Utah Tech Trailblazers @ UT-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros

Current Records: Utah Tech 10-19, UT-Rio Grande Valley 6-23

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Utah Tech has enjoyed a two-game homestand but will soon have to dust off their road jerseys. They and the UT-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros will face off in a WAC battle at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday at UTRGV Fieldhouse. Given that the pair suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this match.

Last Saturday, the Trailblazers came up short against the Wildcats and fell 86-79. The defeat unfortunately continues a disappointing trend for Utah Tech in their matchups with Abilene Chr.: they've now lost five in a row.

Meanwhile, UT-Rio Grande Valley's recent rough patch got a bit rougher on Saturday after their 12th straight loss. They took a serious blow against the Lancers, falling 88-52. UT-Rio Grande Valley found out winning isn't easy when you make seven fewer threes than your opponent.

The Trailblazers have been struggling recently as they've lost ten of their last 13 matches, which put a noticeable dent in their 10-19 record this season. As for the Vaqueros, their defeat was their tenth straight on the road, which dropped their record down to 6-23.

Looking forward, Utah Tech is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 4.5 points. They might be worth a quick bet since they've covered the spread the last four times they've played UT-Rio Grande Valley.

Utah Tech strolled past UT-Rio Grande Valley in their previous matchup back in February by a score of 81-64. The rematch might be a little tougher for Utah Tech since the squad won't have the home-court advantage this time around. We'll see if the change in venue makes a difference.


Utah Tech is a 4.5-point favorite against UT-Rio Grande Valley, 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 Trailblazers as a 4-point favorite.

The over/under is 151.5 points.

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Series History

Utah Tech has won 4 out of their last 6 games against UT-Rio Grande Valley.

  • Feb 01, 2024 - Utah Tech 81 vs. UT-Rio Grande Valley 64
  • Feb 23, 2023 - Utah Tech 88 vs. UT-Rio Grande Valley 81
  • Dec 29, 2022 - Utah Tech 81 vs. UT-Rio Grande Valley 66
  • Jan 22, 2022 - Utah Tech 85 vs. UT-Rio Grande Valley 74
  • Jan 16, 2021 - UT-Rio Grande Valley 72 vs. Utah Tech 65
  • Jan 15, 2021 - UT-Rio Grande Valley 82 vs. Utah Tech 49