Halftime Report

Only one more half stands between Eastern Illinois and the win they were favored to collect coming into this evening. They have jumped out to a quick 31-27 lead against Tennessee Tech.

Eastern Illinois came into the match with some extra motivation after the loss they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

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Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles @ Eastern Illinois Panthers

Current Records: Tennessee Tech 7-12, Eastern Illinois 9-10

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We've got another exciting Ohio Valley matchup on schedule as the Eastern Illinois Panthers and the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are set to tip at 8:30 p.m. ET on January 25th at Groniger Arena. Eastern Illinois will be strutting in after a win while Tennessee Tech will be stumbling in from a defeat.

Last Saturday, the Panthers earned a 78-68 win over the Lions.

Meanwhile, it's hard to win when you don't work as a unit and post 11 fewer assists than your opponent, a fact Tennessee Tech found out the hard way on Thursday. They took a serious blow against the Tigers, falling 85-53.

The Panthers' victory was their third straight on the road, which pushed their record up to 9-10. Those good results were due in large part to their offensive dominance across that stretch, as they averaged 82.3 points per game. As for the Golden Eagles, their defeat dropped their record down to 7-12.

Looking ahead to Thursday, Eastern Illinois is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by four points. Anyone thinking of taking them against the spread should keep this in mind: the team hasn't covered the last six times they've played Tennessee Tech.

Eastern Illinois came up short against Tennessee Tech when the teams last played back in February of 2023, falling 75-66. Can Eastern Illinois avenge their defeat or is history doomed to repeat itself? We'll find out soon enough.


Eastern Illinois is a 4-point favorite against Tennessee Tech, 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 4-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is set at 133.5 points.

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Series History

Tennessee Tech has won 6 out of their last 10 games against Eastern Illinois.

  • Feb 25, 2023 - Tennessee Tech 75 vs. Eastern Illinois 66
  • Jan 05, 2023 - Tennessee Tech 70 vs. Eastern Illinois 49
  • Feb 10, 2022 - Tennessee Tech 73 vs. Eastern Illinois 62
  • Feb 07, 2022 - Tennessee Tech 84 vs. Eastern Illinois 58
  • Feb 13, 2021 - Tennessee Tech 80 vs. Eastern Illinois 67
  • Jan 02, 2021 - Eastern Illinois 87 vs. Tennessee Tech 81
  • Jan 18, 2020 - Eastern Illinois 84 vs. Tennessee Tech 59
  • Mar 02, 2019 - Tennessee Tech 63 vs. Eastern Illinois 57
  • Jan 12, 2019 - Eastern Illinois 67 vs. Tennessee Tech 60
  • Feb 03, 2018 - Eastern Illinois 79 vs. Tennessee Tech 71