Southern Miss @ Texas-El Paso
Current Records: Southern Miss 5-8; Texas-El Paso 7-7
What to Know
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles’ road trip will continue as they head to Don Haskins Center at 9 p.m. ET this past Saturday to face off against the Texas-El Paso Miners. The teams split their matchups last year, with the Golden Eagles winning the first 74-66 at home on the road and Texas-El Paso taking the second 77-62.
After constant struggles on the road, Southern Miss has finally found some success away from home. They escaped with a win this past Thursday against the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners by the margin of a single free throw, 74-73. Southern Miss got double-digit scores from four players: guard Jaron Pierre Jr. (18), guard Rashad Bolden (17), forward Tyler Stevenson (14), and forward Isaih Moore (10).
Meanwhile, the game between Texas-El Paso and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs this past Thursday was not a total blowout, but with Texas-El Paso falling 64-52 at home, it was darn close to turning into one. Guard Souley Boum had a pretty forgettable game, finishing with only eight points on 3-for-12 shooting in his 39 minutes on the court.
The Golden Eagles have to know they’ll be fighting an uphill battle given the 11 point spread they are up against. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn’t have high expectations for them since the squad is 2-7 ATS when expected to lose.
Southern Miss is now 5-8 while the Miners sit at 7-7. Southern Miss is 2-2 after wins this year, and Texas-El Paso is 3-3 after losses.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: Don Haskins Center — El Paso, Texas
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Miners are a big 11-point favorite against the Golden Eagles, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Miners, as the game opened with the Miners as a 9.5-point favorite.
Texas-El Paso have won six out of their last 11 games against Southern Miss.
- Jan 02, 2021 – Texas-El Paso 77 vs. Southern Miss 62
- Jan 01, 2021 – Southern Miss 74 vs. Texas-El Paso 66
- Mar 01, 2020 – Texas-El Paso 75 vs. Southern Miss 56
- Jan 09, 2020 – Texas-El Paso 76 vs. Southern Miss 64
- Feb 16, 2019 – Southern Miss 77 vs. Texas-El Paso 47
- Feb 24, 2018 – Texas-El Paso 73 vs. Southern Miss 44
- Jan 04, 2018 – Southern Miss 85 vs. Texas-El Paso 75
- Feb 11, 2017 – Texas-El Paso 80 vs. Southern Miss 50
- Jan 07, 2017 – Southern Miss 73 vs. Texas-El Paso 65
- Feb 18, 2016 – Texas-El Paso 78 vs. Southern Miss 73
- Jan 28, 2016 – Southern Miss 71 vs. Texas-El Paso 58
Injury Report for Texas-El Paso
- Keonte Kennedy: Out (Foot)
Injury Report for Southern Miss
- Tae Hardy: Out for the Season (Shoulder)