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La. Tech Bulldogs @ Jax. State Gamecocks

Current Records: La. Tech 12-6, Jax. State 10-8

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We've got another exciting Conference USA matchup on schedule as the La. Tech Bulldogs and the Jax. State Gamecocks are set to tip at 5:00 p.m. ET on January 20th at Pete Mathews Coliseum. Jax. State does have the home-court advantage, but La. Tech is expected to win by three points.

It may have taken overtime to finish the job, but La. Tech ultimately got the result they hoped for on Sunday. They managed a 80-76 victory over the Flames. The win made it back-to-back wins for La. Tech.

Meanwhile, Jax. State unfortunately witnessed the end of their six-game winning streak on Saturday. They took a 80-69 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Hilltoppers.

Jax. State's defeat shouldn't obscure the performances of KyKy Tandy, who scored 25 points along with three steals, and Marcellus Brigham Jr. who scored 12 points.

The Bulldogs pushed their record up to 12-6 with that victory, which was their ninth straight at home. Those victories were due in large part to their offensive dominance across that stretch, as they averaged 83.1 points per game. As for the Gamecocks, their defeat ended a three-game streak of away wins and brought them to 10-8.

Saturday's game is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: La. Tech have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 39.7 rebounds per game. However, it's not like Jax. State struggles in that department as they've been averaging 37.8 rebounds per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out.


La. Tech is a 3-point favorite against Jax. State, 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 Bulldogs as a 2.5-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 126.5 points.

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