Bethune-Cook. and Arkansas Pine Bluff have shown up to the match, but their offenses sure haven’t. Bethune-Cook. has jumped out to a quick 37-32 lead against Arkansas Pine Bluff.
Bethune-Cook. came into the match with some extra motivation after the defeat they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We’ll see if they’re able to flip the script or if it’ll just be more of the same.
Bethune-Cook. Wildcats @ Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions
Current Records: Bethune-Cook. 8-9, Arkansas Pine Bluff 7-10
How To Watch
- When: Monday, January 22, 2024 at 8:30 p.m. ET
- Where: H.O. Clemmons Arena — Pine Bluff, Arkansas
- Follow: CBS Sports App
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What to Know
We’ve got another exciting SWAC matchup on schedule as the Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions and the Bethune-Cook. Wildcats are set to tip at 8:30 p.m. ET on January 22nd at H.O. Clemmons Arena. The game is expected to be a close one, with Arkansas Pine Bluff going off at just a one-point favorite.
The matchup between Arkansas Pine Bluff and Florida A&M on Saturday hardly resembled the 67-54 effort from their previous meeting. The Golden Lions sure made it a nail-biter, but they managed to escape with a 99-97 victory over the Rattlers. Having run the score up that high, both teams probably have some extra defensive drills coming up.
Meanwhile, winning is just a little bit easier when your shooting is a whole 19.8% better than the opposition, a fact Bethune-Cook. proved on Saturday. They strolled past the Delta Devils with points to spare, taking the game 80-64. The victory made it back-to-back wins for Bethune-Cook.
The Golden Lions’ win bumped their record up to 7-10. As for the Wildcats, their victory ended a four-game drought on the road and puts them at 8-9.
Keep an eye on the arc in Monday’s matchup: Arkansas Pine Bluff have been dynamite from deep this season, having nailed 38.6% of their threes per game. It’s a different story for Bethune-Cook., though, as they’ve only made 28.1% of their threes per game this season. Given Arkansas Pine Bluff’s sizeable advantage in that area, Bethune-Cook. will need to find a way to close that gap.
Arkansas Pine Bluff beat Bethune-Cook. 77-71 in their previous matchup back in January of 2023. Will Arkansas Pine Bluff repeat their success, or does Bethune-Cook. have a better game plan this time around? We’ll find out soon enough.
Arkansas Pine Bluff is a slight 1-point favorite against Bethune-Cook., 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 Golden Lions as a 2-point favorite.
The oddsmakers are expecting fireworks from the offense and set the over/under at a high 165.5 points.
Arkansas Pine Bluff has won both of the games they’ve played against Bethune-Cook. in the last 2 years.
- Jan 16, 2023 – Arkansas Pine Bluff 77 vs. Bethune-Cook. 71
- Jan 17, 2022 – Arkansas Pine Bluff 69 vs. Bethune-Cook. 63