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02/02/2014 10:51 AM

NCAAB
Dunkel

Michigan at Indiana
The Hoosiers host a Michigan team that is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at Assembly Hall. Indiana is the pick (+2 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Hoosiers favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Indiana (+2 1/2). Here are all of today's games.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Game 803-804: Purdue at Penn State (11:30 a.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Purdue 63.747; Penn State 63.079
Dunkel Line: Purdue by 1; 148
Vegas Line: Penn State by 3 1/2; 142 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Purdue (+3 1/2); Over

Game 805-806: South Florida at Cincinnati (12:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: South Florida 53.253; Cincinnati 75.656
Dunkel Line: Cincinnati by 22 1/2; 117
Vegas Line: Cincinnati by 14 1/2; 127
Dunkel Pick: Cincinnati (-14 1/2); Under

Game 807-808: Virginia at Pittsburgh (12:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Virginia 70.655; Pittsburgh 77.327
Dunkel Line: Pittsburgh by 6 1/2; 119
Vegas Line: Pittsburgh by 4; 125
Dunkel Pick: Pittsburgh (-4); Under

Game 809-810: Oakland at WI-Milwaukee (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oakland 53.170; WI-Milwaukee 50.671
Dunkel Line: Oakland by 2 1/2; 158
Vegas Line: WI-Milwaukee by 2; 151
Dunkel Pick: Oakland (+2); Over

Game 811-812: Michigan at Indiana (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Michigan 70.951; Indiana 71.740
Dunkel Line: Indiana by 1; 144
Vegas Line: Michigan by 2 1/2; 139 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Indiana (+2 1/2); Over

Game 813-814: Buffalo at Bowling Green (2:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Buffalo 58.828; Bowling Green 54.913
Dunkel Line: Buffalo by 4; 122
Vegas Line: Buffalo by 2 1/2; 128
Dunkel Pick: Buffalo (-2 1/2); Under

Game 815-816: William & Mary at James Madison (2:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: William & Mary 51.363; James Madison 52.973
Dunkel Line: James Madison by 1 1/2; 126
Vegas Line: Pick; 133 1/2
Dunkel Pick: James Madison; Under

Game 817-818: UCLA at Oregon State (2:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: UCLA 69.840; Oregon State 66.782
Dunkel Line: UCLA by 3; 159
Vegas Line: UCLA by 5 1/2; 154
Dunkel Pick: Oregon State (+5 1/2); Over

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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02/02/2014 10:52 AM

NCAAB
Long Sheet

Sunday, February 2

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PURDUE (13 - 8) at PENN ST (11 - 10) - 2/2/2014, 11:30 AM
Top Trends for this game.
PURDUE is 52-77 ATS (-32.7 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
PURDUE is 3-2 against the spread versus PENN ST over the last 3 seasons
PURDUE is 4-1 straight up against PENN ST over the last 3 seasons
4 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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S FLORIDA (11 - 10) at CINCINNATI (20 - 2) - 2/2/2014, 12:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
S FLORIDA is 18-30 ATS (-15.0 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
S FLORIDA is 18-30 ATS (-15.0 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
S FLORIDA is 9-18 ATS (-10.8 Units) against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 7-1 ATS (+5.9 Units) in all home games this season.
CINCINNATI is 7-1 ATS (+5.9 Units) in home lined games this season.
CINCINNATI is 58-83 ATS (-33.3 Units) in home games against conference opponents since 1997.
CINCINNATI is 9-19 ATS (-11.9 Units) after a conference game over the last 2 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 94-127 ATS (-45.7 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
S FLORIDA is 2-1 against the spread versus CINCINNATI over the last 3 seasons
CINCINNATI is 2-1 straight up against S FLORIDA over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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VIRGINIA (16 - 5) at PITTSBURGH (18 - 3) - 2/2/2014, 12:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
VIRGINIA is 19-39 ATS (-23.9 Units) in road games in February games since 1997.
VIRGINIA is 8-0 ATS (+8.0 Units) against conference opponents this season.
VIRGINIA is 7-0 ATS (+7.0 Units) after a conference game this season.
VIRGINIA is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) off a win against a conference rival this season.
PITTSBURGH is 9-21 ATS (-14.1 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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OAKLAND (9 - 14) at WI-MILWAUKEE (14 - 9) - 2/2/2014, 1:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
WI-MILWAUKEE is 161-123 ATS (+25.7 Units) against conference opponents since 1997.
WI-MILWAUKEE is 155-121 ATS (+21.9 Units) after a conference game since 1997.
OAKLAND is 30-14 ATS (+14.6 Units) in road games against conference opponents since 1997.
OAKLAND is 32-15 ATS (+15.5 Units) in road games after a conference game since 1997.
OAKLAND is 26-8 ATS (+17.2 Units) in road games off a win against a conference rival since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
WI-MILWAUKEE is 1-0 against the spread versus OAKLAND over the last 3 seasons
WI-MILWAUKEE is 1-0 straight up against OAKLAND over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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MICHIGAN (16 - 4) at INDIANA (13 - 8) - 2/2/2014, 1:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
INDIANA is 2-2 against the spread versus MICHIGAN over the last 3 seasons
INDIANA is 3-1 straight up against MICHIGAN over the last 3 seasons
2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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BUFFALO (11 - 6) at BOWLING GREEN (9 - 11) - 2/2/2014, 2:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
BOWLING GREEN is 18-8 ATS (+9.2 Units) after scoring 60 points or less over the last 3 seasons.
BUFFALO is 17-7 ATS (+9.3 Units) off a win against a conference rival over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
BOWLING GREEN is 3-1 against the spread versus BUFFALO over the last 3 seasons
BUFFALO is 3-1 straight up against BOWLING GREEN over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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WM & MARY (12 - 8) at JAMES MADISON (8 - 13) - 2/2/2014, 2:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
WM & MARY is 117-154 ATS (-52.4 Units) after a conference game since 1997.
JAMES MADISON is 30-19 ATS (+9.1 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
JAMES MADISON is 30-19 ATS (+9.1 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
WM & MARY is 14-4 ATS (+9.6 Units) as a road underdog of 3 points or less or pick since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
JAMES MADISON is 4-2 against the spread versus WM & MARY over the last 3 seasons
JAMES MADISON is 4-2 straight up against WM & MARY over the last 3 seasons
3 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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UCLA (17 - 4) at OREGON ST (12 - 8) - 2/2/2014, 2:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
UCLA is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) as a favorite this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
OREGON ST is 2-0 against the spread versus UCLA over the last 3 seasons
OREGON ST is 1-1 straight up against UCLA over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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02/02/2014 10:53 AM

NCAAB

Sunday, February 2

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Trend Report
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11:30 AM
PURDUE vs. PENN STATE
Purdue is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Penn State
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Purdue's last 8 games when playing on the road against Penn State
Penn State is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
Penn State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

12:00 PM
SOUTH FLORIDA vs. CINCINNATI
South Florida is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of South Florida's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing South Florida

12:30 PM
VIRGINIA vs. PITTSBURGH
Virginia is 8-15-1 ATS in its last 24 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games

1:00 PM
OAKLAND vs. WISC-MILWAUKEE
Oakland is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Oakland is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Wisc-Milwaukee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Wisc-Milwaukee is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home

1:00 PM
MICHIGAN vs. INDIANA
Michigan is 1-15 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Michigan's last 5 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games
Indiana is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

2:00 PM
BUFFALO vs. BOWLING GREEN
Buffalo is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Bowling Green
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Buffalo's last 9 games when playing on the road against Bowling Green
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Bowling Green's last 17 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Bowling Green's last 10 games

2:30 PM
WILLIAM & MARY vs. JAMES MADISON
William & Mary is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against James Madison
William & Mary is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against James Madison
James Madison is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of James Madison's last 5 games

2:30 PM
UCLA vs. OREGON STATE
UCLA is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Oregon State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UCLA's last 7 games when playing on the road against Oregon State
Oregon State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Oregon State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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02/02/2014 11:19 AM

February's Record:

*****............14 - 16

DOUBLE PLAYS.. 4 - 4

TRIPLE PLAYS.... 2 - 4


Sunday, February 2

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Purdue - 11:30 AM ET Penn St. -3.5 500*****
Penn St. - Under 141 500

South Florida - 12:00 PM ET Cincinnati -14 500
Cincinnati - Under 124 500

Virginia - 12:30 PM ET Virginia +4 500 TRIPLE PLAY
Pittsburgh - Under 123 500

Oakland - 1:00 PM ET Wis.-Milwaukee -1.5 500
Wis.-Milwaukee -

Michigan - 1:00 PM ET Michigan -2.5 500 *****
Indiana - Over 139.5 500

Buffalo - 2:00 PM ET Buffalo -3 500 TRIPLE PLAY
Bowling Green -

William & Mary - 2:30 PM ET James Madison +0 500 *****
James Madison - Over 133 500

UCLA - 2:30 PM ET Oregon St. +5 500 DOUBLE PLAY
Oregon St. - Over 153.5 500

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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02/03/2014 03:38 PM

Hot & Not

February 3, 2014


Hot

It's a bad time of year to be in the midst of a swoon, and there are some big time teams in college basketball betting action who are headed in the wrong direction. Check out the teams which have been on the biggest slides of late as we make our way towards the madness known as March.

Iowa State Cyclones (0-6 ATS L/6) – The slide of all slides. The Cyclones were a team ranked in the Top 10 in America, but all of a sudden, they have dropped three games in their last five, and they have failed to cover six in a row. There is a real threat here to maybe not totally fall out of the NCAA Tournament picture, but at least put themselves in some bubble trouble if they don't rebound in a hurry. The first game this week against Oklahoma State is definitely a losable game, but after that comes three straight games against TCU, West Virginia, and Texas Tech, all of which you'd figure have to be wins to avoid falling into that bubble discussion.

Florida State Seminoles (0-5 ATS L/5) – Speaking of teams in bubble trouble, we present the Seminoles, who seem to find themselves in this position every year in February. They might make the dance, and they might not, but regardless, they are going to need to get on Renegade and start to beat some of these teams which they should down in the ACC. Five straight ATS losses include four SU losses, and the only saving grace was a comeback win against Notre Dame at home by just a bucket in a game which could have easily been lost.

Texas A&M Aggies (0-5 ATS L/5) – Two weeks ago, the Aggies were 12-4 and seemed ready to at least challenge for a bid to the dance. However, since that point, they have rolled off five straight losses, and they haven't scored more than 55 points in their last four duels. A&M has really never come close to covering in this streak either. The team was beaten by 33 by Florida (17 points more than the spread), 28 by South Carolina (27 more than the spread), 11 by Vandy (17.5 more than the spread), 17 by Kentucky (only 3 points more than the spread), and nine by Mississippi State (12 more than the spread).

La Salle Explorers (0-5-1 ATS L/6) – At least the Explorers have an ATS push in the middle of all of this against Temple at home, but the team aside from that has watched as its season has collapsed. La Salle still has a chance to dance this year, but it is going to have to get back on the horse in a hurry with games against UMass and SLU coming up this week. C Steve Zack really needs some more consistency. He had 16 points and 16 boards in the win against Duquesne, but just a few nights earlier against GW, he didn't score and had just five rebounds.

Cal Poly SLO Mustangs (0-5 ATS L/5) – We don't spend a heck of a lot of time following the Big West, but perhaps we should. The Mustangs are routinely an 'under' team, and for good reason. They're averaging just 63.9 points per game this season, ranking 322nd in America, and on this five-game ATS skid, they have scored more than 58 points just once. The killer to all of this? The Mustangs have actually been favored in six straight games, yet they only have two SU wins to show for their work.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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02/03/2014 03:40 PM

Big Monday Action

February 2, 2014


ESPN's Big Monday in men's college basketball starts things off with another ACC showdown for the No. 1 Syracuse Orange. The Orange took over the No. 1 spot in the nation in the latest AP Top 25 after a thrilling 91-89 victory in overtime over No. 17 Duke this past Saturday night as 4 ½-point home favorites.

The Orange now face Notre Dame in a 7:00 p.m. tip from upstate New York. The second-half of Monday's double-header takes us to the Big 12 for a conference tilt between No. 16 Iowa State and No. 19 Oklahoma State.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish at No. 1 Syracuse Orange (ESPN, 7:00 p.m. ET)

Notre Dame's inaugural season in the ACC has had its share of bumps in the road with a 3-6 straight-up record in conference play. The Irish are coming off a 76-73 overtime victory against Boston College as 6 ½-point home favorite this past Saturday to snap a three-game skid. It was just their second SU win in their last eight games and they are also 2-6 against the spread during this stretch. Notre Dame is 12-10 SU overall with a 6-13-1 record ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in four of its last six outings.

To have any shot at pulling off the upset, the Irish will need Garrick Sherman to step up. Sherman is one of three players averaging 14 points or more a game. The Irish are averaging 75.3 points a game and shooting 46.1 from the field and 36 percent from outside the perimeter.

Syracuse has now passed its first eight tests in its new conference as part of a perfect 21-0 SU start. It is now one of just two Division I teams that is undefeated on the year. The Orange have also been a profitable team to wager on with a 11-5-1 record ATS. They failed to cover against the Blue Devils but this followed a 7-1-1 ATS mark in their previous nine games. Syracuse is just 4-4-1 ATS at home this season and the total has stayed UNDER in five of eight home games.

CJ Fair and Jerami Grant came up huge against Duke with a combined 52 points and 17 rebounds. Fair leads the team in scoring with 17.2 points and Grant is the leading rebounder with 7.1 a game. Syracuse is averaging 72.3 points, but its real strength is on the other end of the court with a defensive effort that is holding teams to 59.3 points a game. The Orange are pulling down an average of 36 rebounds and shooting 46.1 percent from the field, which are middle of the road numbers in Division I, but the end result has been pure perfection.

Syracuse has been opened as a 13 ½-point home favorite over the Irish for Monday night's ACC tilt.

When both teams were still in the Big East, the Orange carved-out a slight 6-4 SU edge in the last 10 meetings and the series is tied 5-5 ATS. Syracuse is 4-1 both SU and ATS in the last five meetings and the total has stayed UNDER in the last four.

No. 16 Iowa State Cyclones at No. 19 Oklahoma State Cowboys (ESPN, 9:00 p.m. ET)

Iowa State should climb a spot or two in the new rankings after knocking off No. 23 Oklahoma 81-75 as a seven-point home favorite this past Saturday. The Cyclones are now 16-4 SU on the year with an even 4-4 record in the Big 12. They have failed to cover in their last six games to fall to 9-9 ATS. This includes a 4-5 ATS record on the road and the total has stayed UNDER in three of five road games with a posted line. Iowa State is just 2-6 ATS in conference play and the total has gone OVER in three of its last four games.

The Cyclones are ranked sixth in the nation in scoring with 84.5 points a game and they are pulling down an average of 38.8 rebounds. They have a trio of players scoring at least 16 points a game led by Melvin Ejim's 18.1 scoring average. He is also averaging 7.8 rebounds and hitting 51.3 percent of his shots from the floor. Dustin Hogue leads Iowa State in rebounds with 8.9 and he is the fourth player scoring in double figures with 11.2 points a game. The team as a whole is shooting 47.6 percent from the field and 35.3 percent from 3-point range.

The Cowboys come into this matchup with just one SU win in their last four games. This past Saturday they fell to Baylor 76-70 as 11 ½-point home favorites in a loss that should send them tumbling in the rankings. Oklahoma State is now 16-5 SU this season with a 4-4 record in conference play. It has failed to cover in its last three games as part of an overall record ATS of 8-9. The Cowboys are 5-2 ATS at home and the total has gone OVER in five of those seven contests. They are 3-5 ATS in the Big 12 and the total has gone OVER in their last four outings.

The big guns in this starting five are Marcus Smart and Markel Brown. They have combined for 34.1 points, 11 rebounds and 7.2 assists. Le'Bryan Nash has also been a key contributor with 14 points and 5.9 rebounds while converting on 54.1 percent of his shots from the floor. Phil Forte III is the fourth Cowboy scoring in double figures (12.4 points). Oklahoma State is averaging 83.2 points while shooting 47.6 percent from the field and 37 percent from beyond the arc. It should match up well under the boards with 37 rebounds a game.

Oklahoma State has been opened as a 5 ½-point home favorite over the Cyclones for this conference clash.

The home team in this series has won nine of the last 10 games SU and it has gone 8-3-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings. The total has gone OVER in 12 of 18 games between these two including eight of the last 10 contests played in Stillwater.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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02/03/2014 03:42 PM

After 8 weeks at No. 2, Syracuse is new No. 1

February 3, 2014



Breaking down this week's Associated Press college basketball poll:


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UNANIMOUS ONE: Syracuse is the first unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll since Duke had a six-week run with all the first-place votes in 2010-11.

The Orange are on top of the poll for the first time since they were No. 1 for six weeks in 2011-12.

This is the 15th week all-time Syracuse has been No. 1 and that ties the Orange for 17th place with DePaul and Massachusetts. UCLA is the record holder with 134 weeks at No. 1.

Syracuse is the fourth team to hold the No. 1 ranking this season. Kentucky was on top for the preseason poll and one in the regular season while Michigan State was No. 1 for three weeks and Arizona for the last eight.

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WELCOME BACK: Virginia, Connecticut and Gonzaga returned to the rankings this week at 21st through 23rd. All three were ranked in the preseason Top 25.

Virginia, 24th in the preseason poll, stayed in the Top 25 for the first two weeks of the regular season and dropped out until this week. The Cavaliers have won five straight, including Sunday's buzzer-beating win at Pittsburgh, and are alone in second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference behind Syracuse.

Connecticut was No. 18 in the preseason poll and stayed in the rankings for the next nine weeks reaching as high as No. 9. The Huskies have won six of seven since losing consecutive road games to Houston and SMU.

Gonzaga, 15th in the preseason Top 25, stayed in the poll for 10 weeks with the Bulldogs reaching as high as No. 11. They have won five straight and already have a three-game lead in the West Coast Conference.

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SEE YA: Two of the three teams that fell out of the poll this week had been ranked every week of the season and both reached as high as No. 3.

Ohio State, which was 11th in the preseason poll and had a five-week run at No. 3, dropped out of the poll having lost five of seven after starting the season 15-0. The Buckeyes had been ranked in the last 80 polls, the third-longest current streak behind Duke (130) and Kansas (98). Ohio State's run started in January 2010.

Wisconsin was 20th in the preseason poll and the Badgers spent five weeks at No. 4 and one at No. 3, compiling a 16-0 record before their current run of having lost five of six. Wisconsin had been in the last 19 polls.

Massachusetts, which had reached as high as 13th, dropped out having lost three of four.

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CONFERENCE COUNT: The Big 12 stayed on top of the conference race with five ranked teams, but there was change after that.

The Atlantic Coast Conference and American Athletic Conference both gained one team this week and they are tied with four teams each in the poll. The Big Ten lost Wisconsin and Ohio State and fell to fourth with three ranked teams.

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LONGHORN LEAP: Texas made the biggest jump inside the Top 25 this week moving from 25th to No. 15.

The Longhorns (17-4) are on a six-game winning streak and the last four games have been over teams that were ranked at the time: No. 8 Iowa State, No. 22 Kansas State, No. 24 Baylor, No. 6 Kansas. Add in their early season win over then-No. 14 North Carolina and the Longhorns have five wins over ranked teams.

Kansas leads this season with six wins over Top 25 teams. Iowa State is tied with Texas with five ranked wins.

All three leaders in ranked wins are from the Big 12.

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DOUBLE-RANKED GAMES: There are four games between ranked teams this week and two newcomers are involved.

On Monday, No. 16 Iowa State is at No. 19 Oklahoma State. On Thursday, No. 22 Connecticut, which returned to the poll this week, visits No. 7 Cincinnati.

On Saturday, No. 23 Gonzaga, which moved back into the Top 25, is at No. 24 Memphis while No. 10 Michigan visits No. 17 Iowa.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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02/03/2014 03:43 PM

Syracuse is new No. 1 in AP poll

February 3, 2014


SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Syracuse's reward for winning one of the best college basketball games of the season was a spot on top of The Associated Press Top 25 poll.

Combined with No. 1 Arizona's first loss of the season last weekend, the Orange's 91-89 overtime win over Duke on Saturday moved them up one spot to the top.

Syracuse (21-0) received all 65 first-place votes from the national media panel Monday, making the Orange the first unanimous No. 1 since Duke was for six weeks in 2010-11.

''We're happy to be No. 1,'' coach Jim Boeheim said Monday, hours before the Orange met Notre Dame. ''Obviously, it's taken a lot of hard work. It's an honor. We'll try to keep playing well.''

Syracuse, off to the best start in school history, is on top of the poll for the first time since a six-week run in 2011-12.

This is the 15th week all-time Syracuse has been No. 1.

Syracuse is the fourth team to hold the No. 1 ranking this season. Kentucky was on top for the preseason poll and one in the regular season while Michigan State was No. 1 for three weeks and Arizona, which lost to California hours after Syracuse beat Duke, for the last eight.

Arizona (21-1) and Syracuse, which were 1-2 for the last eight weeks, switched spots this week.

Florida, Wichita State, the only other unbeaten in Division I, and San Diego State remained third through fifth and were followed by Villanova, Cincinnati, Kansas, Michigan State and Michigan.

Duke, which also won at Pittsburgh last week, was 11th, a jump of six spots from last week's poll.

No. 20 Virginia, No. 22 Connecticut and No. 23 Gonzaga returned to the rankings. They replaced Ohio State and Wisconsin, which both reached as high as No. 3 this season, and Massachusetts.

The Duke-Syracuse game drew a Carrier Dome-record crowd of 35,446 and it was a record for wins between competing coaches with Boeheim at 941 with the victory and Mike Krzyzewski, the all-time leader with 973.

Duke's Rasheed Sulaimon beat the buzzer in regulation with an off-balance 3-pointer that tied it at 78 and Jerami Grant scored eight points in overtime to lead the Orange in the first meeting between the schools as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The teams meet again in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Feb. 22 which means a crowd of about 26,000 fewer people, but it could be just as good a game.

''We don't want to just settle on that one,'' Syracuse guard Trevor Cooney said after the Duke game. ''We want to keep moving and keep winning and keep playing well.''

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02/03/2014 03:45 PM

Armadillo: Monday's six-pack

Six observations from one of the worst Super Bowls ever........

-- Losing a Super Bowl hurts; showing up for one unprepared and then quitting fairly early leaves a mark. Denver will have a hangover from this.

-- Referee Terry McAulay let Joe Namath toss the coin before Seattle's captains called heads/tails. He caught his mistake and the coin before it hit the ground, getting a terrible game off to a sloppy start.

-- Denver kick returner Trindon Holliday put Broncos in a hole by running the opening kick out from seven yards deep in the end zone, setting up the safety that happened on the Broncos' first play. Players whose only job is to run kicks back don't like to take touchbacks.

-- Seattle's DBs totally imtimidated Denver's WR's. Total mismatch.

-- Percy Harvin did more in the first half than he did all season.

-- AFC West/NFC West teams play each other next year. am guessing one of the primetime games next year will be a rematch of this awful game.


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Armadillo: Monday's List of 13: Wrapping up a not-so-super Sunday

13) NFL got lucky with the weather, then the game turned out to be a skunk anyway; you charge $16 for a cheesesteak at the stadium, and you're going to get a lousy game, its just bad karma.

12) Tennessee/Arizona State were two colleges that had the most alumni in the Super Bowl, if stuff like that interests you.

11) There has now been a safety in four of last six Super Bowls; there had been only five safeties in the first 42 Super Bowls.

10) Dodgers raised ticket prices 140% for this season, as expectations for the team with the highest payroll in baseball history are through the roof.

9) Arizona Wildcats are holding their breath that Brandon Ashley's foot injury isn't as bad as originally hoped. Ashley is their best defensive big guy and will be a huge loss if he is done for the season.

8) In case you were wondering, ESPN was showing a documentary on Mike Tyson when the Super Bowl kicked off. Always fun to see what they put on at a time when they know almost no one is watching.

7) Indiana 63, Michigan 52-- Wolverines lost fifth straight game at Indiana and lost their first conference game this season. Yogi Ferrell made 7-8 from the arc. Hoosiers play better against the better teams.

6) Nevada Wolf Pack is 8-1 vs spread in Mountain West games; three of their last four games went to overtime- they're a much-improved team.

5) Oregon State 71, UCLA 67-- Beavers survived 18 turnovers and shaky foul shooting (15-26) as they rallied to beat UCLA, which has been ordinary away from Westwood. Crowds in Corvallis were hurt by Sunday afternoon games when Seahawks were playing- they should pick up now.

4) Stephen Gallacher won the European tour event in Dubai; in last two rounds, he shot 61 (-13) on the back nine. Very impressive.

3) Took Kevin Stadler 239 tournaments, but he won on the PGA Tour in an unusual finish where all the contenders stumbled down the stretch. Now he will join his dad in Augusta, the first father/son duo in that event.

1) Congrats to Aeneas Williams on making the Pro Football Hall of Fame; back in August 2001, I met Williams in Canton, when the Rams played in the Hall of Fame Game against Miami.

They had an open practice on Sundays back then-- I was there to see Jack Youngblood/Jackie Slater get inducted in the Hall of Fame on Saturday, so I went to the open practice, and got this mini-helmet signed by some players, one of whom was Williams.

As he signed the helmet, we talked a little about his getting inducted into the Hall one day; my thought was if the Rams won the Super Bowl that year, he was a mortal lock to get in. He smiled as if he liked that idea.

Rams lost the Super Bowl that year but justice was done this weekend and Williams will be inducted in Canton this July. Good for him.

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NCAAB
Long Sheet

Monday, February 3

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NORTHEASTERN (7 - 15) at DELAWARE (16 - 7) - 2/3/2014, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NORTHEASTERN is 12-3 ATS (+8.7 Units) in road games against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
DELAWARE is 4-1 against the spread versus NORTHEASTERN over the last 3 seasons
DELAWARE is 3-2 straight up against NORTHEASTERN over the last 3 seasons
2 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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XAVIER (15 - 6) at VILLANOVA (19 - 2) - 2/3/2014, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
VILLANOVA is 14-5 ATS (+8.5 Units) in all games this season.
VILLANOVA is 14-5 ATS (+8.5 Units) in all lined games this season.
VILLANOVA is 12-4 ATS (+7.6 Units) as a favorite this season.
VILLANOVA is 16-6 ATS (+9.4 Units) after a non-conference game over the last 2 seasons.
VILLANOVA is 12-4 ATS (+7.6 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
XAVIER is 13-6 ATS (+6.4 Units) in all games this season.
XAVIER is 13-6 ATS (+6.4 Units) in all lined games this season.
XAVIER is 17-5 ATS (+11.5 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
XAVIER is 19-7 ATS (+11.3 Units) against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
XAVIER is 17-6 ATS (+10.4 Units) after a conference game over the last 2 seasons.
XAVIER is 175-132 ATS (+29.8 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
XAVIER is 105-68 ATS (+30.2 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games since 1997.
XAVIER is 26-12 ATS (+12.8 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 77+ points/game after 15+ games since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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UNC-WILMINGTON (6 - 16) at DREXEL (11 - 10) - 2/3/2014, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
UNC-WILMINGTON is 130-99 ATS (+21.1 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
UNC-WILMINGTON is 81-50 ATS (+26.0 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games since 1997.
DREXEL is 19-31 ATS (-15.1 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
DREXEL is 19-31 ATS (-15.1 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
DREXEL is 9-22 ATS (-15.2 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
DREXEL is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) as a home favorite of 9.5 to 12 points over the last 3 seasons.
DREXEL is 0-7 ATS (-7.7 Units) in all home games this season.
DREXEL is 0-7 ATS (-7.7 Units) in home lined games this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
DREXEL is 3-1 against the spread versus UNC-WILMINGTON over the last 3 seasons
DREXEL is 4-0 straight up against UNC-WILMINGTON over the last 3 seasons
2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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NOTRE DAME (12 - 10) at SYRACUSE (21 - 0) - 2/3/2014, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NOTRE DAME is 6-13 ATS (-8.3 Units) in all games this season.
NOTRE DAME is 6-13 ATS (-8.3 Units) in all lined games this season.
NOTRE DAME is 1-7 ATS (-6.7 Units) after a conference game this season.
SYRACUSE is 12-5 ATS (+6.5 Units) in all games this season.
SYRACUSE is 12-5 ATS (+6.5 Units) in all lined games this season.
SYRACUSE is 12-5 ATS (+6.5 Units) as a favorite this season.
SYRACUSE is 11-4 ATS (+6.6 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
SYRACUSE is 1-1 against the spread versus NOTRE DAME over the last 3 seasons
SYRACUSE is 1-1 straight up against NOTRE DAME over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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GEORGETOWN (12 - 9) at DEPAUL (10 - 12) - 2/3/2014, 9:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
GEORGETOWN is 139-175 ATS (-53.5 Units) against conference opponents since 1997.
GEORGETOWN is 7-0 ATS (+7.0 Units) in February games over the last 2 seasons.
DEPAUL is 54-79 ATS (-32.9 Units) in home games against conference opponents since 1997.
DEPAUL is 39-71 ATS (-39.1 Units) revenging a road loss vs opponent since 1997.
DEPAUL is 17-32 ATS (-18.2 Units) in home games after 3 or more consecutive losses since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
DEPAUL is 2-1 against the spread versus GEORGETOWN over the last 3 seasons
GEORGETOWN is 3-0 straight up against DEPAUL over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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IOWA ST (16 - 4) at OKLAHOMA ST (16 - 5) - 2/3/2014, 9:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
IOWA ST is 29-17 ATS (+10.3 Units) against conference opponents over the last 3 seasons.
IOWA ST is 188-150 ATS (+23.0 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
OKLAHOMA ST is 5-13 ATS (-9.3 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
IOWA ST is 2-1 against the spread versus OKLAHOMA ST over the last 3 seasons
OKLAHOMA ST is 2-2 straight up against IOWA ST over the last 3 seasons
2 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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IONA (12 - 8) at MONMOUTH (10 - 12) - 2/3/2014, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
IONA is 36-63 ATS (-33.3 Units) in February games since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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ST PETERS (7 - 13) at MANHATTAN (14 - 6) - 2/3/2014, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ST PETERS is 22-39 ATS (-20.9 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
ST PETERS is 22-39 ATS (-20.9 Units) in all lined games over the last 3 seasons.
ST PETERS is 9-19 ATS (-11.9 Units) against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
ST PETERS is 13-31 ATS (-21.1 Units) after a conference game over the last 3 seasons.
ST PETERS is 9-25 ATS (-18.5 Units) off a loss against a conference rival over the last 3 seasons.
ST PETERS is 4-12 ATS (-9.2 Units) after scoring 60 points or less over the last 2 seasons.
MANHATTAN is 31-18 ATS (+11.2 Units) after a conference game over the last 3 seasons.
ST PETERS is 36-17 ATS (+17.3 Units) in road games in February games since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
MANHATTAN is 4-1 against the spread versus ST PETERS over the last 3 seasons
MANHATTAN is 5-0 straight up against ST PETERS over the last 3 seasons
2 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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FAIRFIELD (4 - 18) at RIDER (11 - 9) - 2/3/2014, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
FAIRFIELD is 11-21 ATS (-12.1 Units) against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
RIDER is 20-9 ATS (+10.1 Units) against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
RIDER is 18-9 ATS (+8.1 Units) after a conference game over the last 2 seasons.
RIDER is 18-8 ATS (+9.2 Units) off a win against a conference rival over the last 3 seasons.
FAIRFIELD is 29-14 ATS (+13.6 Units) in road games in February games since 1997.
RIDER is 69-97 ATS (-37.7 Units) as a favorite since 1997.
RIDER is 60-88 ATS (-36.8 Units) in all home games since 1997.
RIDER is 60-88 ATS (-36.8 Units) in home lined games since 1997.
RIDER is 27-47 ATS (-24.7 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997.
RIDER is 12-30 ATS (-21.0 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a losing record after 15 or more games since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
RIDER is 4-2 against the spread versus FAIRFIELD over the last 3 seasons
FAIRFIELD is 5-1 straight up against RIDER over the last 3 seasons
3 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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MONTANA (9 - 9) at MONTANA ST (10 - 10) - 2/3/2014, 9:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MONTANA is 1-7 ATS (-6.7 Units) as a favorite this season.
MONTANA ST is 15-3 ATS (+11.7 Units) after playing 3 consecutive road games since 1997.
MONTANA is 26-14 ATS (+10.6 Units) off a win against a conference rival over the last 3 seasons.
MONTANA ST is 30-58 ATS (-33.8 Units) in February games since 1997.
MONTANA ST is 29-48 ATS (-23.8 Units) after allowing 60 points or less since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
MONTANA ST is 2-2 against the spread versus MONTANA over the last 3 seasons
MONTANA is 4-0 straight up against MONTANA ST over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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S ALABAMA (7 - 14) at GEORGIA ST (15 - 6) - 2/3/2014, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
S ALABAMA is 5-13 ATS (-9.3 Units) in all games this season.
S ALABAMA is 5-13 ATS (-9.3 Units) in all lined games this season.
S ALABAMA is 1-9 ATS (-8.9 Units) as an underdog this season.
S ALABAMA is 0-7 ATS (-7.7 Units) in road games this season.
S ALABAMA is 0-7 ATS (-7.7 Units) in road lined games this season.
S ALABAMA is 1-7 ATS (-6.7 Units) against conference opponents this season.
S ALABAMA is 1-9 ATS (-8.9 Units) in road games after scoring 60 points or less over the last 2 seasons.
S ALABAMA is 7-16 ATS (-10.6 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
GEORGIA ST is 1-1 against the spread versus S ALABAMA over the last 3 seasons
GEORGIA ST is 2-0 straight up against S ALABAMA over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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SAMFORD (9 - 14) at FURMAN (7 - 14) - 2/3/2014, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
SAMFORD is 19-6 ATS (+12.4 Units) against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
SAMFORD is 8-1 ATS (+6.9 Units) in February games over the last 2 seasons.
SAMFORD is 11-2 ATS (+8.8 Units) when playing with one or less days rest over the last 2 seasons.
SAMFORD is 18-6 ATS (+11.4 Units) after a conference game over the last 2 seasons.
SAMFORD is 10-2 ATS (+7.8 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record after 15 or more games over the last 2 seasons.
FURMAN is 13-27 ATS (-16.7 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
FURMAN is 13-27 ATS (-16.7 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
FURMAN is 12-23 ATS (-13.3 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
FURMAN is 3-2 against the spread versus SAMFORD over the last 3 seasons
SAMFORD is 3-2 straight up against FURMAN over the last 3 seasons
2 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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HAMPTON (11 - 10) at MORGAN ST (7 - 12) - 2/3/2014, 7:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
HAMPTON is 2-1 against the spread versus MORGAN ST over the last 3 seasons
MORGAN ST is 3-3 straight up against HAMPTON over the last 3 seasons
2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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PRAIRIE VIEW A&M (6 - 14) at ALABAMA A&M (7 - 11) - 2/3/2014, 9:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
PRAIRIE VIEW A&M is 7-0 ATS (+7.0 Units) in road games when playing with one or less days rest since 1997.
ALABAMA A&M is 2-14 ATS (-13.4 Units) in all games since 1997.
ALABAMA A&M is 2-14 ATS (-13.4 Units) in all lined games since 1997.
ALABAMA A&M is 0-8 ATS (-8.8 Units) against conference opponents since 1997.
ALABAMA A&M is 1-11 ATS (-11.1 Units) after a conference game since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
PRAIRIE VIEW A&M is 3-1 straight up against ALABAMA A&M over the last 3 seasons

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