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Watch California Riverside vs. UC Irvine: How to live stream, TV channel, start time for Saturday’s NCAAB game

Who’s Playing

UC Irvine @ California Riverside

Current Records: UC Irvine 5-4; California Riverside 7-4

What to Know

The UC Irvine Anteaters are 14-1 against the California Riverside Highlanders since January of 2016, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success this past Saturday. The Anteaters and California Riverside will face off in a Big West battle at 8 p.m. ET at Student Recreation Center. UC Irvine won both of their matches against California Riverside last season (73-67 and 78-61) and is aiming for the same result this time around.

UC Irvine suffered a grim 76-54 defeat to the Duquesne Dukes three weeks ago. A silver lining for UC Irvine was the play of center Emmanuel Tshimanga, who had 14 points.

Meanwhile, the California-San Diego Tritons typically have all the answers at home, but this past Thursday the Highlanders proved too difficult a challenge. California Riverside was able to grind out a solid victory over the Tritons, winning 59-51.

Barring any buzzer beaters, the Anteaters are expected to win a tight contest. Those burned by picking them against the spread three weeks ago might want to keep in mind that the squad has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.

UC Irvine is now 5-4 while California Riverside sits at 7-4. A pair of defensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: UC Irvine have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 38.70%, which places them sixth in college basketball. As for California Riverside, they come into the game boasting the 16th fewest points allowed per game in college basketball at 58.9.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Student Recreation Center — Riverside, California
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Anteaters are a slight 1-point favorite against the Highlanders, 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-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

UC Irvine have won 14 out of their last 15 games against California Riverside.

  • Mar 12, 2021 – UC Irvine 78 vs. California Riverside 61
  • Feb 13, 2021 – UC Irvine 73 vs. California Riverside 67
  • Feb 12, 2021 – California Riverside 86 vs. UC Irvine 65
  • Feb 12, 2020 – UC Irvine 63 vs. California Riverside 59
  • Jan 18, 2020 – UC Irvine 69 vs. California Riverside 53
  • Mar 14, 2019 – UC Irvine 63 vs. California Riverside 44
  • Mar 02, 2019 – UC Irvine 68 vs. California Riverside 47
  • Jan 26, 2019 – UC Irvine 82 vs. California Riverside 64
  • Feb 10, 2018 – UC Irvine 62 vs. California Riverside 52
  • Jan 24, 2018 – UC Irvine 79 vs. California Riverside 40
  • Mar 09, 2017 – UC Irvine 76 vs. California Riverside 67
  • Mar 01, 2017 – UC Irvine 68 vs. California Riverside 56
  • Feb 18, 2017 – UC Irvine 79 vs. California Riverside 60
  • Mar 05, 2016 – UC Irvine 76 vs. California Riverside 66
  • Jan 09, 2016 – UC Irvine 84 vs. California Riverside 68

Injury Report for California Riverside

No Injury Information

Injury Report for UC Irvine

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