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Valparaiso @ Indiana State

Current Records: Valparaiso 10-15; Indiana State 16-9

What to Know

The Indiana State Sycamores and the Valparaiso Beacons are set to square off in a Missouri Valley matchup at 7 p.m. ET Feb. 8 at Hulman Center. The Sycamores will be strutting in after a win while Valpo will be stumbling in from a loss.

The sound you heard this past Saturday was the absolute smackdown Indiana State laid on the Murray State Racers. Indiana State got their victory on the backs of several key players, and it was guard Courvoisier McCauley out in front shooting 5-for-10 from beyond the arc and finishing with 23 points and six boards.

Meanwhile, Valpo was close but no cigar this past Saturday as they fell 85-82 to the Drake Bulldogs. One thing holding Valpo back was the mediocre play of guard Kobe King, who did not have his best game: he picked up four fouls and turned the ball over four times en route to a 5-for-17, 13-point finish.

The Sycamores are the favorite in this one, with an expected 13-point margin of victory. They are currently four-for-four against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

Valparaiso's defeat took them down to 10-15 while Indiana State's victory pulled them up to 16-9. If Indiana State want to win Wednesday, they will need to focus on stopping the Beacons' forward Maximus Nelson, who shot 6-for-9 from downtown and finished with 18 points and six rebounds, and forward Ben Krikke, who had 27 points. We'll see whether or not they are up to the challenge.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Hulman Center -- Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $15.75


The Sycamores are a big 13-point favorite against the Beacons, 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 13-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

Valparaiso have won eight out of their last 14 games against Indiana State.

  • Jan 01, 2023 - Indiana State 68 vs. Valparaiso 50
  • Feb 05, 2022 - Valparaiso 79 vs. Indiana State 72
  • Jan 22, 2022 - Valparaiso 75 vs. Indiana State 73
  • Feb 27, 2021 - Valparaiso 70 vs. Indiana State 58
  • Feb 26, 2021 - Indiana State 58 vs. Valparaiso 43
  • Feb 29, 2020 - Indiana State 71 vs. Valparaiso 58
  • Jan 18, 2020 - Valparaiso 86 vs. Indiana State 77
  • Mar 07, 2019 - Valparaiso 77 vs. Indiana State 55
  • Feb 13, 2019 - Indiana State 87 vs. Valparaiso 82
  • Jan 23, 2019 - Indiana State 70 vs. Valparaiso 53
  • Jan 31, 2018 - Valparaiso 69 vs. Indiana State 63
  • Dec 28, 2017 - Indiana State 73 vs. Valparaiso 64
  • Dec 17, 2016 - Valparaiso 89 vs. Indiana State 71
  • Dec 09, 2015 - Valparaiso 69 vs. Indiana State 63