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Bethune-Cookman vs Indiana Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks

Non-Conference Foes Meet in Hoops Action

Former Teammates Lead Teams

Longtime friends will be meeting for the first time as coaches when the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats meet the Indiana Hoosiers on Thursday.

Reggie Theus was drafted in 1978, and after playing 13 seasons in the NBA, he turned to coach. He is now in his second year as head coach of Bethune-Cookman.

Trayce Jackson-Davis #23 of the Indiana Hoosiers reacts after a play during the second half of the game against the Morehead State Eagles at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on November 07, 2022
Trayce Jackson-Davis / justin casterline / getty images north america / getty images via afp

Mike Woodson was drafted two years later in 1980, playing 11 seasons in the league. Woodson is also in his second season with Indiana after taking over as head coach in March 2021.

After playing together for the Kings during the team’s transition from Kansas City to Sacramento and competing against each other in the NBA, the two have remained in touch. They will now contend in a new way when their respective teams meet.

Let’s check the latest college basketball odds, stats, injury reports and college basketball lines for Bethune-Cookman vs Indiana. We’ve plenty of NCAA basketball odds for you to consider.

Bethune-Cookman Looks to Returnees

The Wildcats returned five players from last season, and Bethune-Cookman will look to them to help produce following their season-opening loss.

Bethune-Cookman fell to Iowa 89-58.

Redshirt senior Marcus Garrett and senior Dylan Robertson were two of the Wildcats’ top three scorers, while freshman Zion Harmon led the team with 15 points.

Although Bethune-Cookman returned its leading scorer in junior Joe French, he wasn’t able to do much against the Hawkeyes, scoring three points in 28 minutes.

The Wildcats pulled down 10 offensive boards but struggled with shooting and turnovers. The team finished with a 34.8% field-goal percentage and 16 turnovers.

Bethune-Cookman will hope to improve upon last season after the Wildcats finished with a 9-21 record and 10th in Southwest Athletic Conference. The team will be looking to its experienced veterans to lead the way.

Indiana Remains Balanced

The Hoosiers tipped off their season with a big win over Morehead State, winning 88-53.

Indiana had a balanced attack, with six players scoring eight or more points. Senior and Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year Trayce Jackson-Davis and freshman Malik Reneau led the scoring with 15 points each.

Though the Hoosiers played strong offensively overall, finishing with a 61% field-goal percentage, Indiana struggled to connect on its free throws. The team finished 12-for-21 at the charity stripe for a 57.1 free-throw percentage.

On the defensive side, the Hoosiers had nine steals, holding Morehead State to a 37% field-goal percentage.

Indiana has high expectations, as the team is picked to finish second in the conference. With Jackson-Davis returning after leading the team in scoring his three previous seasons and Jalen Hood-Schifino being picked as the Big Ten Preseason Freshman of the Year, the Hoosiers have a chance to make the NCAA Tournament for the second season in a row.

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Bethune-Cookman vs Indiana Head-to-Head

This will be the first meeting between the teams.

Bethune-Cookman vs Indiana Game Information

  • Game: Bethune-Cookman vs Indiana
  • Location: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, Bloomington, IN
  • Day/Time: Thursday, Nov. 10th, 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Bethune-Cookman vs Indiana Live Stream: TBS.com

Bethune-Cookman vs Indiana Betting Lines

Team Point Spread Moneyline Total Team Total
Bethune Cookman
+32½ -110
O140-110 O54-115


-32½ -110
U140-110 O86½-115


The odds in this chart are based on the time of publication. They are subject to change.

Bethune-Cookman vs Indiana Picks & Prediction

The Wildcats are looking to build a successful season, while the Hoosiers are hoping to reach high expectations.

Bethune-Cookman dropped its first game to Iowa, though it got strong scoring off the bench from Harmon. Meanwhile, Indiana grabbed a strong win after several players got involved. The Hoosiers should get another easy victory and cover to begin the season 2-0.

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