UAB @ North Texas
Current Records: UAB 12-3; North Texas 8-3
What to Know
The UAB Blazers won both of their matches against the North Texas Mean Green last season (65-51 and 65-61) and are aiming for the same result on Thursday. UAB and North Texas will face off in a Conference USA battle at 8 p.m. ET at The Super Pit. After these two teams made easy work of their previous opponents, one of them is set up to suffer a discouraging change of fortune.
The Blazers took their contest against the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners on Saturday by a conclusive 87-59 score. UAB can attribute much of their success to forward KJ Buffen, who had 20 points in addition to nine boards.
Meanwhile, the Rice Owls typically have all the answers at home, but on Saturday North Texas proved too difficult a challenge. North Texas couldn’t have asked for a better start to 2022 than the 75-43 stomp they dished out against the Owls at home. The Mean Green were heavily favored coming into this game, and the results showcase why. It was another big night for their guard Tylor Perry, who had 18 points and five assists.
Their wins bumped the Blazers to 12-3 and North Texas to 8-3. With both UAB and North Texas swaggering in after impressive performances, it will be interesting to see which team steps up to teach the other some humility.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: The Super Pit — Denton, Texas
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- Live Stream: CBSSports.com or fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Watch on your Phone: CBS Sports App
- Watch on Connected TV: CBS Sports App on Roku and Fire TV
- Ticket Cost: $15.00
The Mean Green are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Blazers, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Mean Green, as the game opened with the Mean Green as a 1-point favorite.
UAB have won five out of their last seven games against North Texas.
- Mar 06, 2021 – UAB 65 vs. North Texas 61
- Mar 05, 2021 – UAB 65 vs. North Texas 51
- Feb 08, 2020 – North Texas 71 vs. UAB 64
- Jan 24, 2019 – UAB 52 vs. North Texas 49
- Feb 08, 2018 – North Texas 67 vs. UAB 60
- Jan 05, 2017 – UAB 54 vs. North Texas 52
- Jan 23, 2016 – UAB 78 vs. North Texas 57