UMKC @ South Dakota State
Current Records: UMKC 5-5; South Dakota State 9-4
What to Know
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are 5-1 against the UMKC Kangaroos since November of 2015, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success on Monday. South Dakota State and UMKC will face off in a Summit battle at 8 p.m. ET at Frost Arena. The Jackrabbits won both of their matches against UMKC last season (67-49 and 89-77) and are aiming for the same result this time around.
South Dakota State received a tough blow last Wednesday as they fell 75-63 to the Missouri State Bears. Guard Noah Freidel had a pretty forgettable game, playing for 37 minutes but putting up just seven points on 2-for-12 shooting.
Meanwhile, it was close but no cigar for UMKC as they fell 60-56 to the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars last week. The contest was as close as the oddsmakers predicted, but the Kangaroos had been the slight favorite coming in.
This next game looks promising for the Jackrabbits, who are favored by a full 12.5 points. There could be an interesting gambling play in this one, as they have done quite well against the spread at home this season while UMKC have struggled against the spread on the road.
Both teams will surely be fighting tooth and nail to get back into the win column after losses last week. If UMKC want to win, they will need to focus on stopping South Dakota State’s forward Luke Appel, who had 17 points along with six boards, and forward Douglas Wilson, who had 18 points in addition to six rebounds. We’ll see whether or not they are up to the challenge.
How To Watch
- When: Monday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Frost Arena — Brookings, South Dakota
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $26.25
The Jackrabbits are a big 12.5-point favorite against the Kangaroos, 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 Jackrabbits as a 13-point favorite.
South Dakota State have won five out of their last six games against UMKC.
- Feb 27, 2021 – South Dakota State 89 vs. UMKC 77
- Feb 26, 2021 – South Dakota State 67 vs. UMKC 49
- Nov 28, 2018 – South Dakota State 75 vs. UMKC 47
- Dec 22, 2017 – South Dakota State 85 vs. UMKC 60
- Dec 03, 2016 – South Dakota State 77 vs. UMKC 68
- Nov 28, 2015 – UMKC 64 vs. South Dakota State 57