Memphis @ Wichita State
Current Records: Memphis 6-5; Wichita State 9-3
What to Know
The Wichita State Shockers and the Memphis Tigers are set to square off in an American Athletic matchup at noon ET Jan. 1 at Charles Koch Arena. The Shockers will be strutting in after a victory while Memphis will be stumbling in from a loss.
Everything came up roses for Wichita State at home against the Prairie View A&M Panthers last week as the team secured a 102-66 win. Among those leading the charge for Wichita State was guard Tyson Etienne, who had 20 points and five assists.
Meanwhile, Memphis was just a bucket short of a win on Wednesday and fell 85-84 to the Tulane Green Wave. Memphis’ defeat shouldn’t obscure the performances of guard Earl Timberlake, who had 14 points and six assists along with eight boards, and guard Landers Nolley II, who had 19 points.
Barring any buzzer beaters, the Shockers are expected to win a tight contest Saturday. But bettors beware: they are only 3-6 against the spread when favored.
Wichita State is now 9-3 while the Tigers sit at 6-5. Wichita State is 5-3 after wins this season, and Memphis is 1-3 after losses.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
- Where: Charles Koch Arena — Wichita, Kansas
- TV: CBS
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $40.00
The Shockers are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Tigers, 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 1.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Memphis have won four out of their last six games against Wichita State.
- Jan 21, 2021 – Memphis 72 vs. Wichita State 52
- Mar 05, 2020 – Memphis 68 vs. Wichita State 60
- Jan 09, 2020 – Wichita State 76 vs. Memphis 67
- Feb 23, 2019 – Memphis 88 vs. Wichita State 85
- Jan 03, 2019 – Memphis 85 vs. Wichita State 74
- Feb 06, 2018 – Wichita State 85 vs. Memphis 65
Injury Report for Wichita State
- Isaac Abidde: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)
- Jalen Ricks: Out for the Season (Knee)
Injury Report for Memphis
- DeAndre Williams: Game-Time Decision (Illness)
- Chandler Lawson: Game-Time Decision (Ankle)
- Emoni Bates: Game-Time Decision (Finger)
- John Camden: Out (Foot)