Halftime Report

After a tough loss on the road their last time out, Wagner looks much better today on their home court. A win is still up for grabs for either team after one quarter, but Wagner is up 24-21 over Merrimack.

If Wagner keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 10-8 in no time. On the other hand, Merrimack will have to make due with a 10-11 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

Who's Playing

Merrimack Warriors @ Wagner Seahawks

Current Records: Merrimack 10-10, Wagner 9-8

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What to Know

Merrimack has enjoyed a two-game homestand but will soon have to dust off their road jerseys. The Merrimack Warriors and the Wagner Seahawks will face off in a Northeast battle at 7:00 p.m. ET on Thursday at Spiro Sports Center. Merrimack is the slight favorite, but fans should be in for an exciting game likely to go down to the wire.

Last Sunday, Merrimack's game was all tied up 28-28 at the half, but luckily for them it didn't stay that way. They enjoyed a cozy 63-47 victory over the Skyhawks.

Meanwhile, Wagner unfortunately witnessed the end of their three-game winning streak on Sunday. They fell 66-61 to the Pioneers. Wagner has struggled against Sacred Heart recently, as their matchup on Sunday was their third consecutive lost matchup.

The win got the Warriors back to even at 10-10. As for the Seahawks, their defeat dropped their record down to 9-8.

Merrimack came up short against Wagner in their previous meeting on Friday, falling 71-65. Can Merrimack avenge their loss or is history doomed to repeat itself? We'll find out soon enough.


Merrimack is a slight 2.5-point favorite against Wagner, 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 Warriors as a 3-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 123 points.

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Series History

Wagner has won 5 out of their last 8 games against Merrimack.

  • Jan 19, 2024 - Wagner 71 vs. Merrimack 65
  • Jan 16, 2023 - Wagner 62 vs. Merrimack 57
  • Dec 31, 2022 - Merrimack 58 vs. Wagner 48
  • Feb 12, 2022 - Merrimack 80 vs. Wagner 65
  • Jan 23, 2022 - Wagner 71 vs. Merrimack 57
  • Mar 03, 2021 - Wagner 64 vs. Merrimack 59
  • Mar 02, 2021 - Wagner 74 vs. Merrimack 67
  • Feb 15, 2020 - Merrimack 68 vs. Wagner 59