Watch South Florida Bulls vs Wichita State Shockers: TV Channel, Live Stream Information, Start Time

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Wichita State’s fortunes could be turning after six consecutive losses. After one quarter, neither team is tied, but Wichita State leads South Florida 35–32. This game is much closer than the pair’s previous matchup, which was decided by 20 points.

If Wichita State keeps playing like this, they will increase their record to 9-9 in no time. South Florida, on the other hand, will have to pay with a 10-6 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

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Wichita State Shockers @ South Florida Bulls

Current record: Wichita State 8-9, South Florida 10-5

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South Florida is 1-9 against Wichita State since January 2018 but will have a chance to close the gap a bit on Sunday. The two teams will face off in the American Athletic clash at the Yuengling Center at 2:00 PM ET. Timing is definitely on South Florida’s side as the team has rattled off six consecutive wins at home, while Wichita State hasn’t had much luck away from home, suffering four consecutive road losses last season.

Last Thursday, the Bulls lost to the Tigers 74-73 thanks to Cassian Pryor’s clutch free throws with 4 seconds left in the second quarter. The win was even more spectacular because South Florida trailed by 20 points with 6:59 left in the first half.

Several players turned in solid performances to lead South Florida to the win, but perhaps none more than Selton Miguel, who scored 23 points. Those 23 points set a new season-high mark for him. Pryor was another key contributor, dropping a double-double on 21 points and ten rebounds.

Meanwhile, the Shockers couldn’t handle the Owls on Thursday and lost 86-77. Wichita State jumped out to an early lead (up by 13 with 14:22 remaining in the first quarter), but sadly, they were not able to maintain that momentum.

Despite its loss, Wichita State saw several players rise to the challenge and make notable plays. Quincy Ballard, who scored 18 points, was perhaps the best of all. In fact, it is the most points Ballard has scored all season.

The Bulls have been on a great run lately: they have won eight of their last nine contests, leading to a huge 10-5 record this season. As for the Shockers, they haven’t been sharp lately, as they’ve lost eight of their last nine contests, making a notable dent in their 8-9 record this season.

This is a contest where possession numbers are likely to be a big factor: South Florida has been playing great this season, averaging 36.8 rebounds per game. However, it’s not like Wichita State is struggling in that department as they are averaging 41 rebounds per game. Given these competing forces, it will be interesting to see how they clash.

Moving forward, South Florida is the favorite in this one, as experts expect them to win by 4.5 points. Those looking to play the spread should keep South Florida’s opponent in mind: They have a record of 2-6-1 against the spread vs. Wichita State in their last nine games.

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According to the latest college basketball odds, South Florida is a 4.5-point favorite against Wichita State.

The oddsmakers were right with the betting community on this one, as the game started as a 4.5-point spread, and stayed there.

The over/under is set at 150.5 points.

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History of the series

Wichita State has won 9 of its last 10 games against South Florida.

  • March 05, 2023 – Wichita State 69 vs. South Florida 49
  • January 08, 2023 – Wichita State 70 vs. South Florida 66
  • February 12, 2022 – Wichita State 73 vs. South Florida 69
  • March 12, 2021 – Wichita State 68 vs. South Florida 67
  • March 06, 2021 – Wichita State 80 vs. South Florida 63
  • December 22, 2020 – Wichita State 82 vs. South Florida 77
  • February 20, 2020 – Wichita State 65 vs. South Florida 55
  • January 21, 2020 – Wichita State 56 vs. South Florida 43
  • January 22, 2019 – South Florida 54 vs. Wichita State 41
  • January 07, 2018 – Wichita State 95 vs. South Florida 57

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