Dave Aaron Arena is the site for the tip-off a little past 9
PM (ET), and the CBS Sports Network will provide the broadcast between the
It's the second meeting between the two this season, the
first taking place Jan. 11 on the Racers' home floor.
The win gave
Friday's Clash Begins
Steve Prohm has to guard against complacency setting in on
But that cushion could vanish real quick, in part due to the
Racers winning just two of their previous nine contests away from Murray (3-6
ATS). And with a game coming up at current East Division and overall conference
leader Belmont a week from now, there's a real danger of going no better than
1-2 on this trip if they can't get a win Friday in
The Racers are led by Cameron Payne's 14.9 PPG, and the freshman guard also tops the squad in assists (5.4 apg). Jarvis Williams is one of three more players averaging double-digits on the offensive end, and is 14th in the country grabbing 10.2 rebounds a game.
Gov's Ending 3-Game Homestand On Friday
The problem, however, has been keeping their opponents from scoring. Peay is giving up nearly 76 points per game for the season, good enough for the bottom-50 in the country, though the Governors have tightened that up a bit in conference play (72.7 ppg).
The first matchup between the Racers and Governors started
with both teams playing tight defense and no points scored until more than two
minutes into the game. It went a bit
back-&-forth after that before
My pick: Austin Peay +3.5
Season: 27-19-3 (+6.10)