North Carolina A&T @ Radford
Current Records: North Carolina A&T 6-9; Radford 5-8
What to Know
After five games on the road, the Radford Highlanders are heading back home. The Highlanders and the North Carolina A&T Aggies will face off in a Big South battle at 4:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Dedmon Center. Both teams come into the matchup bolstered by wins in their previous games.
After constant struggles on the road, Radford has finally found some success away from home. On Thursday, they secured an 82-77 W over the South Carolina Upstate Spartans.
Meanwhile, the Presbyterian Blue Hose typically have all the answers at home, but on Wednesday North Carolina A&T proved too difficult a challenge. North Carolina A&T bagged a 65-57 win.
Barring any buzzer beaters, Radford is expected to win a tight contest. Those who got lucky with them against the spread on Thursday might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the team has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.
The wins brought Radford up to 5-8 and the Aggies to 6-9. A couple numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Highlanders have allowed their opponents an average of 8.9 steals per game, the 348th most in college basketball. To make matters even worse for Radford, North Carolina A&T ranks 34th in college basketball when it comes to steals per game, with 9.1 on average. In other words, Radford will need to work extra hard to take care of the ball.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Dedmon Center — Radford, Virginia
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Highlanders are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Aggies, 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 Highlanders as a 3-point favorite.
Radford won the only game these two teams have played in the last eight years.
- Dec 22, 2017 – Radford 66 vs. North Carolina A&T 60