Teams hoping to get a shot at the No. 1 top-seed Alabama Crimson Tide battle in a First Four matchup when the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks meet the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders on Tuesday. The Redhawks (19-16, 10-8 Ohio Valley Conference), who won the OVC Tournament title, earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2000. The Islanders (23-10, 14-4 Southland) won the Southland Conference Tournament crown for the second year in a row. The teams are a combined 0-3 in the NCAA Tournament at the Division I level.
The game from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, will tip off at 6:40 p.m. ET. The Islanders are favored by 4 points in the latest Southeast Missouri State vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 155. (See up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page.)
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The model knows senior guard Trevian Tennyson leads the Islanders. In 28.2 minutes per game, he is averaging 15.7 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists. He is connecting on 44.3% of his field goals, including a blistering 41.2% from 3-point range, and 90.8% of his free throws. Tennyson has been red hot of late, reaching double-digit scoring in 20 consecutive games and in 28 games on the season, reaching 20 or more points seven times.
But the model also has taken into account the play of Redhawks sophomore guard Phillip Russell. In 32.3 minutes per game, Russell is averaging 18.2 points, five assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.5 steals. He is nearly automatic at the line, connecting on 81.7% of his free throws. He is coming off a 21-point, four-assist, two-steal and two-rebound performance in the OVC Championship Game win over Tennessee Tech on Saturday. He has reached double-figure scoring in 19 consecutive games, including one double-double in that stretch.
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