Halftime Report

Southern Indiana is giving their home crowd exactly what they were hoping for. They have jumped out to a quick 37-31 lead against SIUE.

Southern Indiana came into the matchup 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.

Who's Playing

SIUE Cougars @ Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles

Current Records: SIUE 13-11, Southern Indiana 6-18

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Southern Indiana will be in front of their home fans on Saturday, but a look at the spread shows they might need that home-court advantage. They and the SIUE Cougars will face off in an Ohio Valley battle at 8:30 p.m. ET at Screaming Eagles Arena. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W'.

The point spread may have favored Southern Indiana last Thursday, but the final result did not. They fell 81-71 to the Panthers. Southern Indiana has now taken an 'L' in back-to-back games.

Meanwhile, it's hard to win when you make ten fewer threes than your opponent, a fact SIUE found out the hard way on Thursday. They took a 79-68 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Eagles. That's two games in a row now that SIUE has lost by exactly 11 points.

The Screaming Eagles dropped their record down to 6-18 with that defeat, which was their fifth straight at home. As for the Cougars, their loss dropped their record down to 13-11.

Southern Indiana couldn't quite finish off the Cougars in their previous matchup back in January and fell 67-64. Will Southern Indiana have more luck at home instead of on the road?


SIUE is a 4-point favorite against Southern Indiana, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Cougars, as the game opened with the Cougars as a 2.5-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 140 points.

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Series History

SIUE has won 3 out of their last 4 games against Southern Indiana.

  • Jan 11, 2024 - SIUE 67 vs. Southern Indiana 64
  • Mar 01, 2023 - SIUE 68 vs. Southern Indiana 54
  • Jan 21, 2023 - Southern Indiana 82 vs. SIUE 72
  • Jan 07, 2023 - SIUE 69 vs. Southern Indiana 62