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Tennessee State @ Little Rock

Current Records: Tennessee State 11-9; Little Rock 5-15

What to Know

The Tennessee State Tigers and the Little Rock Trojans will face off in an Ohio Valley clash at 4:30 p.m. ET Jan. 21 at Jack Stephens Center. The Tigers should still be riding high after a victory, while Little Rock will be looking to get back in the win column.

On Thursday, Tennessee State narrowly escaped with a win as the squad sidled past the Eastern Illinois Panthers 78-74.

Speaking of close games: Little Rock was close but no cigar on Thursday as they fell 77-75 to the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles.

Barring any buzzer beaters, Tennessee State is expected to win a tight contest Saturday. Those sticking with them against the spread have guts, to put it politely, as the team has let down bettors in their past five games.

Tennessee State took their game against the Trojans in the teams' previous meeting last month by a conclusive 94-69 score. The rematch might be a little tougher for the Tigers since the team won't have home-court advantage. We'll see if the change in venue makes a difference.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Jack Stephens Center -- Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Tigers are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Trojans, 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 1.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -112

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Series History

Little Rock have won two out of their last three games against Tennessee State.

  • Dec 31, 2022 - Tennessee State 94 vs. Little Rock 69
  • Dec 10, 2019 - Little Rock 86 vs. Tennessee State 62
  • Nov 13, 2018 - Little Rock 83 vs. Tennessee State 67