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How to watch Rice vs. Middle Tenn.: TV channel, NCAAB live stream info, start time

Who’s Playing

Middle Tenn. @ Rice

Current Records: Middle Tenn. 9-4; Rice 7-5

What to Know

The Middle Tenn. Blue Raiders haven’t won a matchup against the Rice Owls since Feb. 8 of 2018, but they’ll be looking to end the drought on Thursday. Middle Tenn. and Rice will face off in a Conference USA battle at 8 p.m. ET at Tudor Fieldhouse. Given that these two teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this game.

The Blue Raiders received a tough blow two weeks ago as they fell 77-65 to the Chattanooga Mocs.

Meanwhile,’s it’s hard to picture a worse loss than the 75-43 bruising that Rice suffered against the North Texas Mean Green on Saturday.

Middle Tenn. is expected to lose this next one by 4. Those burned by picking them against the spread two weeks ago might want to keep in mind that the squad has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.

Middle Tenn. is now 9-4 while the Owls sit at 7-5. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Blue Raiders rank 26th in college basketball when it comes to takeaways, with 17.1 on average. On the other end of the spectrum, Rice is stumbling into the contest with the fewest takeaways in college basketball, having accrued only 10.2 on average.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Tudor Fieldhouse — Houston, Texas
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $27.00


The Owls are a 4-point favorite against the Blue Raiders, 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 Owls as a 3.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Rice have won four out of their last seven games against Middle Tenn.

  • Mar 01, 2020 – Rice 77 vs. Middle Tenn. 66
  • Feb 08, 2020 – Rice 91 vs. Middle Tenn. 83
  • Mar 03, 2019 – Rice 67 vs. Middle Tenn. 61
  • Jan 24, 2019 – Rice 79 vs. Middle Tenn. 68
  • Feb 08, 2018 – Middle Tenn. 94 vs. Rice 75
  • Jan 05, 2017 – Middle Tenn. 80 vs. Rice 77
  • Jan 23, 2016 – Middle Tenn. 87 vs. Rice 73

Injury Report for Rice

No Injury Information

Injury Report for Middle Tenn.

  • Jalen Jordan: Out for the Season (Knee)

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