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Penn State @ Texas A&M

Regular Season Records: Penn State 22-13; Texas A&M 25-9

What to Know

The #17 Texas A&M Aggies and the Penn State Nittany Lions are set to clash at 9:55 p.m. ET March 16 at Wells Fargo Arena in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Aggies earned a 98-87 win in their most recent contest against Penn State in November of 2017.

A&M received a tough blow on Sunday as they fell 82-63 to the Alabama Crimson Tide. Guard Tyrece Radford had a pretty forgettable game, finishing with 12 points on 4-for-16 shooting in his 27 minutes on the court.

Meanwhile, Penn State was close but no cigar on Sunday as they fell 67-65 to the Purdue Boilermakers. Penn State's loss shouldn't obscure the performances of guard Seth Lundy, who had 19 points in addition to eight boards, and guard Camren Wynter, who had 14 points.

Barring any buzzer beaters, A&M is expected to win a tight contest Thursday. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (19-7), so they might be worth a quick bet.

With both teams hitting sour notes in their previous games, they will no doubt be looking to produce a better outcome in this one. Check back to see which squad is able to work their way into the win column.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 9:55 p.m. ET
  • Where: Wells Fargo Arena -- Des Moines, Iowa
  • TV: TBS
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Aggies are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Nittany Lions, 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 Aggies as a 3.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Texas A&M won the only game these two teams have played in the last nine years.

  • Nov 21, 2017 - Texas A&M 98 vs. Penn State 87