Tennessee Tech @ Austin Peay
Regular Season Records: Tennessee Tech 10-20; Austin Peay 12-16
What to Know
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles have enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they must head out on the road. They and the Austin Peay Governors are set to clash at 10 p.m. ET March 2 at Ford Center in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference Tourney. The Golden Eagles are the slight favorite, but fans of both teams should be in for an exciting contest likely to go down to the wire.
Tennessee Tech didn’t have too much trouble with the UT Martin Skyhawks at home on Saturday as they won 88-75.
Meanwhile, while not quite a landslide, the matchup between Austin Peay and the Eastern Illinois Panthers on Saturday was still a pretty decisive one as Austin Peay wrapped it up with a 64-52 win on the road.
A pair of defensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Tennessee Tech is 45th worst in college basketball in points allowed per game, with 74.4 on average. Austin Peay has experienced some struggles of their own as they have allowed their opponents to shoot 46.30% from the floor on average, which is the 21st highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
When: Wednesday at 10 p.m. ETWhere: Ford Center — Evansville, IndianaTV: ESPN PlusFollow: CBS Sports App
The Golden Eagles are a slight 2-point favorite against the Governors, 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 Golden Eagles as a 1-point favorite.
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Tennessee Tech have won six out of their last 11 games against Austin Peay.
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