Who's Playing

Monmouth @ UNC-Wilmington

Current Records: Monmouth 1-19; UNC-Wilmington 16-6

What to Know

The Monmouth Hawks have enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they must head out on the road. Monmouth and the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks will face off in a Colonial battle at 7 p.m. ET Thursday at Raiford G. Trask Coliseum. UNC-Wilmington should still be riding high after a win, while the Hawks will be looking to right the ship.

The game between Monmouth and the Hampton Pirates on Saturday was not a total blowout, but with Monmouth falling 83-66 at home, it was darn close to turning into one.

Meanwhile, while not quite a landslide, the matchup between UNC-Wilmington and the Stony Brook Seawolves on Saturday was still a pretty decisive one as the Seahawks wrapped it up with a 62-51 victory on the road.

Monmouth is the clear underdog, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn't have high expectations for them since the team is 5-13 ATS when expected to lose.

The Hawks are now 1-19 while UNC-Wilmington sits at 16-6. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Monmouth is stumbling into the contest with the 360th fewest points per game in college basketball, having accrued only 57.4 on average. UNC-Wilmington's defense has more to brag about, as they they enter the game with only 62.9 points allowed per game on average, good for 30th best in college basketball. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Raiford G. Trask Coliseum -- Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $49.00


The Seahawks are a big 16.5-point favorite against the Hawks, 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 Seahawks as a 17-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

UNC-Wilmington won the only game these two teams have played in the last nine years.

  • Dec 28, 2022 - UNC-Wilmington 68 vs. Monmouth 55