Who's Playing

Southern @ Tennessee State

Current Records: Southern 2-4; Tennessee State 1-4

What to Know

The Tennessee State Tigers will be returning home after a two-game road trip. They will take on the Southern Jaguars at 3 p.m. ET Sunday at Gentry Center. Southern will be strutting in after a win while the Tigers will be stumbling in from a defeat.

It looks like Tennessee State got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. They were within striking distance but couldn't close the gap last Tuesday as they fell 79-73 to the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The losing side was boosted by Dedric Boyd, who shot 6-for-11 from beyond the arc and finished with 23 points.

As for Southern, they can't say they have nothing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving week. They were totally in charge last week, breezing past the Ecclesia Royals 109-53 at home.

Barring any buzzer beaters, Tennessee State is expected to win a tight contest. Those who got lucky with them against the spread last Tuesday might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the team has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.

Tennessee State is now 1-4 while the Jaguars sit at 2-4. A couple stats to keep an eye on: The Tigers are stumbling into the contest with the second most turnovers per game in college basketball, having accrued 17.8 on average. To make matters even worse for Tennessee State, Southern enters the game with 20.5 takeaways on average, good for seventh best in college basketball.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 3 p.m. ET
  • Where: Gentry Center -- Nashville, Tennessee
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Tigers are a slight 2-point favorite against the Jaguars, 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 Tigers as a 2.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -115

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Series History

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