Tonight marks the final day of the NCAA Tournament’s First Four, featuring teams from the Northeast Conference and the SWAC in Ohio. The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights will be pitted against the Texas Southern Tigers, and the victor will be seeded 16th in the East Region and compete against top-seeded Purdue on Friday night.
Despite losing the NEC Tournament championship game to Merrimack, Fairleigh Dickinson received the conference’s automatic bid due to a transition rule that made Merrimack ineligible. Conversely, Texas Southern won the SWAC’s bid by defeating Grambling State as a 3.5-point underdog, and this matchup marks the first meeting of the two teams at the Division I level.
In the regular season, the Tigers had an overall record of 14-20 and were 7-11 in the conference. Texas Southern dominated Grambling State, leading 21-5 with 9:29 left in the first half and keeping a 13-point lead at halftime. The team is ranked 228th in scoring defense, allowing 71.8 points per game, despite averaging 69.6 points per game.
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On the other hand, the Knights are making their first tournament appearance since 2018-19 in Tobin Anderson’s first year as head coach, although they were ineligible for tournament play after losing to Merrimack in the NEC Tournament title game. During the regular season, the Knights had an overall record of 19-15 and were 10-6 in the NEC. Demetre Roberts was the leading scorer in their loss to Merrimack, with 15 points and six assists. The team’s defense is ranked 312th, allowing 74.2 points per game, while averaging 77.8 points per game.
Tonight, the Knights and the Tigers will compete for the chance to face top-seeded Purdue on Friday night. Stay tuned to find out which of the two teams will advance to the next round, in a game where the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights are the favorites according to the oddsmakers.
Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs Texas Southern Tigers Game Information
- Date: 03/15/2023
- Time: 06:40 PM ET
- Location: UD Arena, Dayton, OH.
- How to Watch Fairleigh Dickinson vs Texas Southern : truTV
- Live Stream: CBS.com
Fairleigh Dickinson vs Texas Southern Betting Lines
Fairleigh Dickinson is -140 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $71.On the other side, Texas Southern is +120 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $120.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Fairleigh Dickinson at a 58.33% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Texas Southern has 45.45% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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