March brings a host of college basketball, across all levels of play. The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is in its midweek break before the Sweet 16 gets underway and the NCAA women’s basketball tournament is wrapping up its second round. The NITs get plenty of coverage as well, but let’s not forget about the College Basketball Invitational!
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (18-7) and the Pepperdine Waves (14-12) are facing off in the CBI Championship on Wednesday, March 24th. Tip is set for 8 p.m. and the squads will face off at Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. The game is airing exclusively via live online stream at FloSports.tv.
Pepperdine comes into this game as a 4.5-point favorite and the point total is installed at 151. The Waves finished fourth in the West Coast Conference and ranked No. 105 at KenPom — finished No. 90 in offensive efficiency and No. 128 in defensive efficiency. They were 16-7-1 against the spread this season and 12-11-1 in over/under tallies.
The Chanticleers finished second in the Sun Belt Conference eastern division. They ranked No. 106 at KenPom, including No. 218 on offense and No. 123 on defense. They were 10-11 against the spread this season and 9-12 in over/under tallies.