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    The No. 5 seed San Diego State Aztecs (27-6) and the No. 12 seed Charleston (SC) Cougars (31-3) will meet on Thursday at 3:10 PM in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. San Diego State is a 5-point favorite in the contest, which airs on truTV. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of this 5-12 matchup in the South Region bracket.

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    How do I watch Aztecs vs. Cougars?

    • Game Day: Thursday, March 16, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:10 PM ET
    • TV Channel: truTV
    • Location: Orlando, Florida
    • Arena: Amway Center

    Betting Lines for Aztecs vs. Cougars

    San Diego State vs Charleston (SC) Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    San Diego State -5 141.5

    San Diego State Betting Stats & Information

    • San Diego State has a 25-4 record in games when it was favored on the moneyline (winning 86.2% of those games).
    • The Aztecs have a 21-1 record (winning 95.5% of their games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -204 or shorter.
    • The Aztecs are 15-16-1 ATS this season.
    • The Cougars are a perfect 2-0 against the spread when an underdog by 5 points or more this year.
    • San Diego State’s average point total in matchups this year is 135.7, 5.8 points below the total in this game.

    Charleston (SC) Betting Stats & Info

    • Charleston (SC) has won two of the three games it has played as underdogs this season.
    • The Cougars have a record of 1-1 in games where sportsbooks have them as underdogs of at least +169 on the moneyline.
    • The Cougars have a 19-14-0 record against the spread this year.
    • When they have played as at least 5-point underdogs this season, the Cougars are 2-0 against the spread.
    • The average point total for Charleston (SC) this season is 6.6 points higher than this game’s over/under.

    San Diego State vs. Charleston (SC) Season Stat Comparison

    San Diego State Rank San Diego State AVG Charleston (SC) AVG Charleston (SC) Rank
    171st 72.1 Points Scored 80.8 14th
    28th 63.6 Points Allowed 67.4 98th
    112th 32.8 Rebounds 37.4 2nd
    94th 9.4 Off. Rebounds 12 1st
    201st 7.2 3pt Made 10.1 9th
    150th 13.4 Assists 13.8 121st
    81st 10.9 Turnovers 11.7 159th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    San Diego State Aztecs Leaders

    • The Aztecs scoring leader is Matt Bradley, who averages 12.9 per contest to go with 3.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists.
    • Nathan Mensah is San Diego State’s leading rebounder, grabbing 5.8 per game, while Darrion Trammell is its best passer, averaging 3.3 assists in each contest.
    • Adam Seiko makes more threes per game than any other member of the Aztecs, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.7 per contest.

    Charleston (SC) Cougars Leaders

    • Dalton Bolon is the top scorer for the Cougars with 12.4 points per game. He also adds 4.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game to his statistics.
    • The Charleston (SC) leaders in rebounding and assists are Ante Brzovic with 5.9 rebounds per game (he also adds 11.6 points and 0.9 assists per game) and Ryan Larson with 4.1 assists per game (he also tacks on 10.6 points and 3.3 rebounds per game).
    • Reyne Smith makes 2.7 three-pointers per game, the most on the Cougars.
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