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Southeast Missouri State @ Tennessee State

Current Records: Southeast Missouri State 6-10; Tennessee State 5-8

What to Know

The Tennessee State Tigers lost both of their matches to the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks last season on scores of 79-83 and 59-63, so they're hoping to turn the tables this season. Tennessee State has the luxury of staying home another game and will welcome Southeast Missouri State at 4 p.m. ET Jan. 8 at Gentry Center. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W.'

The game between the Tigers and the UT Martin Skyhawks on Thursday was not particularly close, with Tennessee State falling 94-78.

Meanwhile, Southeast Missouri State was pulverized by the Belmont Bruins 102-62 on Thursday.

Barring any buzzer beaters, Tennessee State is expected to win a tight contest Saturday. But bettors beware: they are only 1-6 against the spread when favored.

The losses put Tennessee State at 5-8 and the Redhawks at 6-10. The Tigers are 3-4 after losses this year, Southeast Missouri State 3-6.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 4 p.m. ET
  • Where: Gentry Center -- Nashville, Tennessee
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Tigers are a slight 2-point favorite against the Redhawks, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 2-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Southeast Missouri State have won five out of their last nine games against Tennessee State.

  • Jan 19, 2021 - Southeast Missouri State 63 vs. Tennessee State 59
  • Jan 02, 2021 - Southeast Missouri State 83 vs. Tennessee State 79
  • Jan 11, 2020 - Tennessee State 75 vs. Southeast Missouri State 73
  • Feb 28, 2019 - Southeast Missouri State 89 vs. Tennessee State 74
  • Feb 02, 2019 - Tennessee State 79 vs. Southeast Missouri State 50
  • Dec 31, 2017 - Southeast Missouri State 77 vs. Tennessee State 65
  • Mar 01, 2017 - Southeast Missouri State 78 vs. Tennessee State 75
  • Jan 05, 2017 - Tennessee State 65 vs. Southeast Missouri State 62
  • Jan 02, 2016 - Tennessee State 72 vs. Southeast Missouri State 66