Watch SMU vs. Washington State: TV channel, live stream info, start time

Who’s Playing

Washington State @ SMU

Regular Season Records: Washington State 20-14; SMU 24-8

What to Know

The SMU Mustangs and the Washington State Cougars are set to clash at 3 p.m. ET March 20 at Moody Coliseum in the second round of the NIT. SMU is out to keep their 17-game home win streak alive.

The Nicholls State Colonels typically have all the answers at home, but this past Wednesday the Mustangs proved too difficult a challenge. SMU came out on top against Nicholls State by a score of 68-58. Among those leading the charge for SMU was guard Michael Weathers, who dropped a double-double on 16 points and 12 rebounds in addition to three blocks.

Meanwhile, the Santa Clara Broncos typically have all the answers at home, but last Tuesday Washington State proved too difficult a challenge. The Cougars strolled past the Broncos with points to spare, taking the game 63-50. Washington State can attribute much of their success to guard Tyrell Roberts, who shot 7-for-16 from beyond the arc and finished with 23 points and seven boards, and forward Efe Abogidi, who had 13 points along with five boards and three blocks.

Barring any buzzer beaters, the Mustangs are expected to win a tight contest Sunday. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.

A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: SMU have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 39.60%, which places them 20th in college basketball. Less enviably, the Cougars have only been able to knock down 40.80% percent of their shots, which is the 24th lowest field goal percentage in college basketball.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 3 p.m. ET
  • Where: Moody Coliseum — Dallas, Texas
  • TV: ESPN Plus
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Mustangs are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Cougars, 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 Mustangs as a 3-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last seven years.

Injury Report for SMU

  • Stefan Todorovic: Game-Time Decision (Illness)
  • Isiah Jasey: Out for the Season (Achilles)

Injury Report for Washington State

  • Tony Miller: Game-Time Decision (Shoulder)
  • Carlos Rosario: Game-Time Decision (Arm)
  • Jefferson Koulibaly: Game-Time Decision (Undisclosed)
  • Myles Rice: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)

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