The Tennessee State Tigers are on the road again Tuesday and play against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at 9 p.m. ET Nov. 23 at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Nebraska will be strutting in after a victory while the Tigers will be stumbling in from a defeat.
The contest between Tennessee State and the South Dakota Coyotes on Sunday was not a total blowout, but with Tennessee State falling 83-66 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one.
Meanwhile, Nebraska made easy work of the Southern Jaguars on Sunday and carried off an 82-59 win. Four players on Nebraska scored in the double digits: guard Bryce McGowens (18), forward Derrick Walker (15), guard Alonzo Verge Jr. (14), and guard Keisei Tominaga (11).
Tennessee State is the clear underdog, so they’re hoping it’s the size of the fight that determines this one. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn’t have high expectations for them since the team is 0-2 ATS when expected to lose.
Tennessee State’s loss took them down to 1-3 while Nebraska’s victory pulled them up to 3-2. Bryce McGowens will be someone to keep an eye on after he dropped a double-double on 18 points and 11 rebounds on Sunday. Let’s see if he can build on that strong performance or if Tennessee State’s defense can bottle him up.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: Pinnacle Bank Arena — Lincoln, Nebraska
- TV: Big Ten Network
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $6.00
The Cornhuskers are a big 17.5-point favorite against the Tigers, 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 Cornhuskers as an 18.5-point favorite.
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This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.