I'm rushed this morning so the write-ups will be short. First let me say, and I'm sorry I forgot to mention this in my first post of this CBB season, I have never had a winning November. I'm getting better the last couple of years but I do my best once conference season starts in December.
TENN. ST. AT S. DAKOTA ST.
I like this Jackrabbit team. They are solid. I just think this is too many points to be giving a vetern TSU team. TSU layed an egg in their first game of the year at BYU. They had a terrible shooting game going 33.8% from the floor and 28.6% from three. On top of that their best player All Conference player Robert Covington fouled out and only played 19 minutes. This is a very good vetern team and I think they'll bounce back to make this a single diget outcome. I also look for the Tigers strong inside play to control the paint in this one.
2* TENN. ST. +11 -105
AUSTIN PEAY AT W. KENTUCKY
We were on the Govs in their opener at home against Samford and that got the cover for us. This game is a very different animal. This will be the first road game for a young Gov. squad and they'll be going into a very hostil enviroment. There is a lot of history between these two teams from when the Hilltoppers were members of the OVC. The Hilltoppers lost their opening game at S. Mississippi 67-64 in overtime. This is a vetern ncaa team that returns 4 starters from last years team. I believe their experience will be too much for this young Gov team and they'll pull away late to give us the cover.
2* W. KENTUCKY -9 1/2 -102