Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (7-10, 5-6) vs. Tennessee Tech (2-18, 2-11).

Hooper Eblen Arena, Cookeville, Tennessee; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST

. BOTTOM LINE: Southern Illinois-Edwardsville wants to extend Tennessee Tech’s conference losing streak to 6 games. Tennessee Tech’s last OVC win came against the Tennessee State Tigers 74-71 on Jan. 16. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville fell short in a 78-74 game at home to Eastern Kentucky on Monday.

GROUP LEADERSHIP: Jr. Clay has actually averaged 13.9 indicate blaze a trail for the Golden Eagles. Matching Clay is Keishawn Davidson, who is producing 10.7 points and 4.1 helps per video game. The Cougars are led by Mike Adewunmi, who is averaging 13.2 points and 6.1 rebounds.

KEY FACILITATOR: Clay has actually either made or assisted on 45 percent of all Tennessee Tech basket over the last 3 games. The junior guard has actually accounted for 17 field objectives and 13 helps in those video games.

WINLESS WHEN: Southern Illinois-Edwardsville is 0-8 when scoring fewer than 63 points and 7-2 when scoring a minimum of 63.

PASSING FOR POINTS: The Golden Eagles have recently used helps to develop pails regularly than the Cougars. Tennessee Tech has an assist on 42 of 66 field objectives (63.6 percent) over its previous 3 matches while Southern Illinois-Edwardsville has assists on 46 of 77 field objectives (59.7 percent) during its previous three video games.

TIGHTENING UP: Tennessee Tech’s defense has actually forced 12.2 turnovers per game this season, but is balancing 15.3 takeaways over its last 3 video games.

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