Charlotte @ Texas-El Paso
Current Records: Charlotte 13-10; Texas-El Paso 11-12
What to Know
After three games on the road, the Texas-El Paso Miners are heading back home. The Miners and the Charlotte 49ers will face off in a Conference USA battle at 9 p.m. ET Thursday at Don Haskins Center. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this game.
Texas-El Paso was within striking distance but couldn't close the gap on Saturday as they fell 74-69 to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.
Meanwhile, Charlotte lost to the Florida Atlantic Owls at home by a decisive 67-52 margin. The top scorer for Charlotte was guard Brice Williams (14 points).
Barring any buzzer beaters, Texas-El Paso is expected to win a tight contest. Now might not be the best time to take Texas-El Paso against the spread since they've let down bettors for the past four consecutive games.
The losses put the Miners at 11-12 and the 49ers at 13-10. A couple stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Texas-El Paso ranks 14th in college basketball when it comes to takeaways, with 17.1 on average. But Charlotte enters the matchup with only 11 turnovers per game on average, good for 33rd best in college basketball. We'll see which of these strengths -- offense or defense -- will win out.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: Don Haskins Center -- El Paso, Texas
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $17.00
The Miners are a 3-point favorite against the 49ers, 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 3-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Texas-El Paso have won six out of their last ten games against Charlotte.
- Jan 16, 2023 - Texas-El Paso 60 vs. Charlotte 58
- Jan 13, 2022 - Charlotte 66 vs. Texas-El Paso 53
- Feb 28, 2021 - Texas-El Paso 77 vs. Charlotte 62
- Feb 27, 2021 - Texas-El Paso 70 vs. Charlotte 47
- Feb 06, 2020 - Charlotte 68 vs. Texas-El Paso 64
- Mar 03, 2019 - Charlotte 68 vs. Texas-El Paso 58
- Jan 26, 2019 - Texas-El Paso 57 vs. Charlotte 53
- Feb 15, 2018 - Texas-El Paso 87 vs. Charlotte 86
- Mar 04, 2017 - Texas-El Paso 74 vs. Charlotte 67
- Feb 27, 2016 - Charlotte 88 vs. Texas-El Paso 78