Nebraska Omaha @ St. Thomas (MN)
Current Records: Nebraska Omaha 5-23; St. Thomas (MN) 9-20
What to Know
The St. Thomas (MN) Tommies and the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks will face off in a Summit clash at 8 p.m. ET Feb. 26 at Schoenecker Arena. Given that these two teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this contest.
The game between St. Thomas (MN) and the Denver Pioneers this past Thursday was not a total blowout, but with the Tommies falling 91-80 at home, it was darn close to turning into one.
Meanwhile, Nebraska Omaha lost to the Western Illinois Leathernecks on the road by a decisive 87-76 margin.
St. Thomas (MN) is the favorite in this one, with an expected 6-point margin of victory. But bettors beware: they are only 1-3 against the spread when favored.
The losses put St. Thomas (MN) at 9-20 and Nebraska Omaha at 5-23. A couple defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Tommies have allowed their opponents to shoot 49% from the floor on average, which is the 354th highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. The Mavericks have experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the matchup with the 357th most points allowed per game in college basketball, having given up 83 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Schoenecker Arena -- St. Paul, Minnesota
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Tommies are a solid 6-point favorite against the Mavericks, 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 Tommies as a 6.5-point favorite.
St. Thomas (MN) won the only game these two teams have played in the last two years.
- Dec 20, 2021 - St. Thomas (MN) 80 vs. Nebraska Omaha 73