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NC Central Eagles @ SC State Bulldogs

Current Records: NC Central 10-7, SC State 4-14

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NC Central has enjoyed a five-game homestand but will soon have to dust off their road jerseys. After both having extra time off, the NC Central Eagles and the SC State Bulldogs will dust off their jerseys to square off against one another at 4:00 p.m. ET on January 20th at Smith-Hammond-Middleton Center. NC Central will be strutting in after a victory while SC State will be stumbling in from a defeat.

Two weeks ago, it was close, but the Eagles sidestepped the Spartans for a 60-58 victory. Having forecasted a close victory for NC Central, the oddsmakers were right on the money.

Meanwhile, SC State's recent rough patch got a bit rougher two weeks ago after their fourth straight loss. They took a 82-78 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Bison. The defeat unfortunately continues a disappointing trend for SC State in their matchups with Howard: they've now lost five in a row.

The Eagles pushed their record up to 10-7 with that victory, which was their fifth straight at home. Those victories were due in large part to their offensive dominance across that stretch, as they averaged 85.2 points per game. As for the Bulldogs, their loss dropped their record down to 4-14.

NC Central beat SC State 71-64 in their previous meeting back in March of 2023. Does NC Central have another victory up their sleeve, or will SC State turn the tables on them? We'll have the answer soon enough.


NC Central is a 3.5-point favorite against SC State, 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 Eagles as a 4-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 147.5 points.

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Series History

NC Central has won 8 out of their last 10 games against SC State.

  • Mar 02, 2023 - NC Central 71 vs. SC State 64
  • Jan 14, 2023 - NC Central 71 vs. SC State 67
  • Mar 03, 2022 - NC Central 67 vs. SC State 62
  • Feb 07, 2022 - SC State 74 vs. NC Central 68
  • Feb 02, 2021 - NC Central 64 vs. SC State 63
  • Feb 01, 2021 - NC Central 91 vs. SC State 77
  • Feb 29, 2020 - NC Central 83 vs. SC State 82
  • Feb 01, 2020 - NC Central 73 vs. SC State 56
  • Feb 25, 2019 - NC Central 72 vs. SC State 62
  • Feb 24, 2018 - SC State 102 vs. NC Central 79