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03/08/2014 09:14 AM

NCAAB

Saturday, March 8

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Saturday's Top 25 NCAAB cheat sheet: Late games
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Oklahoma Sooners at Texas Christian Horned Frogs ()

The Sooners' defense has not been a strength, but they have held Texas and West Virginia to an average of 63.5 points over their last two victories. Cameron Clark took charge offensively Wednesday in his final home game, registering 19 points and 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the season. Ryan Spangler has 10 double-doubles on the season but has averaged only 6.3 points and 7.3 rebounds over the last four games.

The Horned Frogs actually had some decent wins early in the season, defeating Washington State and Mississippi State on the road and beating Tulsa twice. However, the team has not scored 70 points in any game during its 17-game skid, although Kyan Anderson continues to pull his weight offensively. The junior guard is averaging 17 points and fell one point shy of his career high with 28 points in Wednesday's loss to Texas.

TRENDS

* Sooners are 5-0 ATS in their last five games.
* Horned Frogs are 20-45 ATS in their last 65 home games.
* Over is 16-6 in Oklahoma's last 22 games following an ATS win.
* Under is 5-0 in TCU's last five games.


Arizona Wildcats at Oregon Ducks (+3)

The Wildcats have won five straight and appear back on track after losing forward Brandon Ashley to a season-ending foot injury on Feb. 1 against California. They’re averaging 82 points over their last four games, with guard Gabe York shooting 12-of-26 from 3-point range over the last five contests. Freshman forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson posted his first-career double-double in last month’s meeting with Oregon.

Forward Mike Moser, the reigning Pac-12 player of the week, continued his strong play with 22 points and 17 rebounds in Tuesday’s 85-78 win over Arizona State. The Ducks are hoping for a repeat performance from 6-11 center Waverly Austin, who turned in his best performance in two years with a career-high 10 rebounds and five blocks against the Sun Devils. Guard Joseph Young averages a team-high 18.8 points.

TRENDS

* Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last five games.
* Ducks are 16-6-4 ATS in their last 26 games following a win.
* Over is 4-0-2 in Arizona's last six games.
* Under is 6-1 in the last seven meetings.


Indiana Hoosiers at Michigan Wolverines (-10.5)

Indiana hopes to have freshman standout Noah Vonleh back on the floor when it attempts to complete a season sweep of No. 12 Michigan. The host Hoosiers have been without Vonleh – who averages 11.6 points and 9.1 rebounds – for the past two games due to foot soreness and would like to build some momentum heading into next week’s Big Ten tournament. Guard Yogi Ferrell averages a team-best 17.4 points.

Nik Stauskas averages 17.3 points and has made a team-high 70 3-pointers and has scored in double digits in eight consecutive games, including a 21.3 average over the last four outings. One of his toughest contests of the season came in the 63-52 loss to Indiana on Feb. 2 when he had just six points on 1-of-6 shooting. Guard Caris LeVert chips in 13.4 points per game while forward Glenn Robinson III averages 13.

TRENDS

* Hoosiers are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games following a loss.
* Wolverines are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 home games.
* Under is 5-1 in Indiana's last six road games.
* Under is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Michigan.


Providence Friars at Creighton Bluejays (-12.5)

The Friars got 25 points from Bryce Cotton, including 20 in the second half, to get past Marquette 81-80 in double overtime on Tuesday night. Cotton's average of 21.7 points leads the Friars and is good for 12th in the nation. Providence is 6-4 against Creighton all-time and has won three straight in the series, including an 81-68 triumph at home Jan. 18.

The Bluejays are looking to get their swagger back after suffering consecutive losses for the first time in three months. Creighton is led by the scoring prowess of forward Doug McDermott, who leads the nation at 25.9 points per game and had 22 points and 12 rebounds in Tuesday's 75-63 defeat at the hands of the Georgetown Hoyas. Creighton averages 79.6 points per game to lead the Big East.

TRENDS

* Friars are 6-1 ATS in their last seven Saturday games.
* Bluejays are 6-0 ATS in their last six home games vs. teams with winning road records.
* Over is 6-0 in Providence's last six games.
* Under is 9-2 in Creighton's last 11 games following a loss.


Illinois Fighting Illini at Iowa Hawkeyes (-11.5)

The Fighting Illini saw their three-game winning streak come to an end in jarring fashion, losing 84-53 to the Michigan Wolverines. After limiting four straight opponents below the 50-point mark, Illinois ran into a Michigan buzzsaw that shot 56.9 percent from the field and a stunning 69.6 percent from beyond the arc. Rayvonte Rice paced the Illini with 16 points, right at his team-leading average of 15.8.

The Hawkeyes haven't been the same since seeing their Feb. 18 game against the Indiana Hoosiers postponed after a piece of metal fell from the Assembly Hall ceiling. Iowa has dropped four of its last five games, most recently an 86-76 setback at the hands of the Michigan State Spartans on Thursday night. Roy Devyn Marble averages a team-best 17.3 points, and has scored 20 or more in each of his last five games.

TRENDS

* Fighting Illini are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a loss.
* Hawkeyes are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 Saturday games.
* Under is 6-1 in Illinois' last seven games.
* Under is 7-1-1 in the last nine meetings in Iowa.


North Carolina Tar Heels at Duke Blue Devils (-8)

Leslie McDonald had his best game of the season when these teams met last month, scoring 21 points - and Duke likely will key on the 6-5 shooting guard this time around. McDonald also has cooled off the last three games, however, averaging seven points in that stretch to put him at 10.7 for the season. J.P. Tokoto might be the hottest player on the Tar Heels, sinking all five of his field-goal attempts in Monday’s two-point win over Notre Dame.

Jabari Parker never did hit a freshman wall for the Blue Devils. He has reached double figures in scoring each of the last 13 games and double digits in rebounds the last five, putting him in position to be one of seven freshmen since 2000 to average at least 18 points and eight boards for a season. The 6-8 Parker likely will be guarded by forward Kennedy Meeks at the start of the game, but look for Brice Johnson to get some turns as well.

TRENDS

* Tar Heels are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games vs. teams with winning records.
* Blue Devils are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six Saturday games.
* Under is 5-1 in Duke's last six games vs. ACC opponents.
* Under is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings.


New Mexico Lobos at San Diego State Aztecs (-4)

Lobos forward Cameron Bairstow averages 20.3 points and 7.2 rebounds, and has topped 20 points in six of the last eight games. Center Alex Kirk (13.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, 79 blocked shots) rejected five San Diego State shots in the first meeting, a 58-44 New Mexico victory. New Mexico has held five straight foes under 60 points, allowing an average of 53.6 during the stretch.

Xavier Thames (16.7 points per game) suffered through a 3-of-15 shooting performance for seven points in the first meeting as part of a three-game slump during which he missed 24-of-30 shots. He rebounded to average 20.5 points over the last two games – including 19 in Wednesday’s road win at UNLV. Aztecs forward Winston Shepard (12.5 points) has reached double digits in seven of the last eight games.

TRENDS

* Lobos are 5-0 ATS in their last five Saturday games.
* Aztecs are 4-1 ATS in their last five games.
* Under is 14-2 in SDSU's last 16 home games.
* Favorite is 6-0 ATS in the last six meetings.

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03/08/2014 09:15 AM

NCAAB

Saturday, March 8

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Four NCAAB teams fighting for their tournament lives this weekend
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The final weekend of the regular season is upon us and schools have one last chance to impress the tournament selection committee before the major conference tournaments begin.

Here are some teams holding extra betting value, needing to impress with wins to boost their tournament resumes this weekend:

Nebraska Cornhuskers (18-11, 18-10 ATS)

Opponent: Wisconsin

Nebraska has a good tournament case, but could ink its name in the field of 64 with a big Senior Night win over the No. 11 Badgers Sunday. The Cornhuskers could also secure themselves a top-four finish and a buy into the second round of the Big Ten tournament if they can keep up their impressive homecourt form, as Nebraska has lost just once in Lincoln all year.


Oklahoma State Cowboys (20-10, 12-13-1 ATS)

Opponent: Iowa State

After a long collapse during Big 12 play, the Cowboys have gone from title favorites to a potential bubble team depending on how the conference tournament shakes out. Marcus Smart and the Cowboys can remove the uncertainty with a big road win over a Top 25 team on the final day of their regular season that would most certainly change the script of how their season unfolded.


West Virginia Mountaineers (16-14, 13-14 ATS)

Opponent: Kansas

West Virginia's tournament hopes hinge on a big Senior Night opportunity against the Big 12 regular season champions Kansas. Bob Huggins' Mountaineers are 8-9 in the conference but could make a serious claim for bubble status with a big upset over the Jayhawks. If they lose, they will likely be NIT bound.


Georgetown Hoyas (17-12, 15-13 ATS)

Opponent: Villanova

Georgetown also has a game that might be its only shot at punching a ticket to the tournament when the Hoyas travel to Big East rivals Villanova to close out their season. The Hoyas, at 8-9 in a diluted conference, will need to find a way to topple the regular season champions on Senior Night in order to keep their NCAA dreams alive without having to win out in the conference tournament.

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03/08/2014 09:20 AM

Mid-Major Tournaments

March 3, 2014


We've listed below, by conference alphabetical order, upcoming tournament specifics for those lower-profile Division I leagues. Also included are any teams that enjoy home-court tourney edges; the top contenders in each loop, noted by italics, with any clear-cut favorite or co-favorite accompanied by an *; and last season's conference results in the NCAA, NIT, CBI, and CIT.

Before Selection Sunday, we’ll also review how these leagues have fared in recent Big Dance action.

March Madness...it’s here!

AMERICA EAST

Schedule: First round, quarterfinals, and semis March 7-9 at SEFCU Arena, Albany, NY (home court of the Albany Great Danes); final March 15 at home of highest remaining seed. New member UMass-Lowell is in its transition period from Div. II and is ineligible for the conference tournament.

Top Contenders: Vermont, Stony Brook, Hartford, Albany.

Betting Notes: Vermont assumed command of the league race down the stretch and brings a 10-game win streak and top seed into Albany. The Catamounts are well-balanced and fairly good shooting (47.1% from floor and 39.2% beyond arc), though they lack a real go-to threat (6-8 sr. F Clancy Rugg is the leading scorer at 12.7 ppg). The home team of Strat-O-Matic headquarters on Long Island, Stony Brook, is the last team to beat Vermont (67-64 on Jan. 24) and features four double-digit scorers led by soph F Jameel Warney (14.9 ppg). Keep in mind that Albany made the homecourt edge work in the conference tourney last season when stealing the NCAA bid as the fifth seed. None of the bottom four seeds (UMBC, Binghamton, Maine, or New Hampshire) won more than nine games in the regular season.

Last year: NCAA-Vermont lost vs. Duke, 73-6; NIT-Stony Brook won vs. UMass 71-58, lost vs. Iowa 75-63; CBI-Vermont lost at Santa Clara, 77-67; CIT-Boston U lost at Loyola (Maryland), 70-63; Hartford lost vs. Rider, 63-54.

ATLANTIC SUN

Schedule: March 4, 6, 9, all at homecourts of higher seeds. Florida Gulf Coast is the top seed.

Top Contenders: Florida Gulf Coast, Mercer, South Carolina-Upstate.

Betting Notes: This conference tourney was where FGCU and “Dunk City” started its longshot run to the Sweet 16 last March when the event was held on Mercer’s home floor. This season, it’s all campus sites, and the Eagles have the home edge based on a tiebreaker vs. the Bears. Mercer, however, also has some postseason pedigree, winning the CIT two years ago and still featuring a couple of key contributors from that team in srs. G Langston Hall (team-leading 14.9 ppg) and F Daniel Coursey (10.1 ppg). Mercer, which defeated Tennessee in a first-round NIT game last March, also beat Seton Hall and Ole Miss in pre-league play. “Dunk City” no longer has last year’s coach (Andy Enfield moving to Southern Cal) but does have four starters back from last year’s Cinderella bunch, led by jr. Gs Bernard Thompson (15.1 ppg) & Brett Comer (14.2 ppg).

Last year: NCAA-FGCU won vs. Georgetown, 78-68; won vs. San Diego State, 81-71; lost vs. Florida, 62-50; NIT-Mercer won at Tennessee, 75-67; lost at BYU, 90-71.

BIG SKY

Schedule: Tourney March 13-15 at home of regular-season champion Weber State. Top seven teams qualify; top seed Weber State will get a bye into the semifinal round.

Top Contenders: Weber State, North Dakota, Montana, Eastern Washington.

Betting Notes: The Sky had a very topsy-turvy race that didn’t sort out at the top until the end of February, when Weber State finally emerged and was able to sew up the home edge in the conference tourney prior to this week’s final regular-season games. Although the Wildcats were hardly as dominant as many were expecting after returning most of the team that advanced to the CIT final last season, which was a bit of a surprise considering the presence of sr. G Davion Berry (19.1 ppg), a Cal State Monterey Sea Otter transfer and another Oakland product like recent Weber star Damian Lillard and considered the Sky’s best talent. Coach Randy Rahe also returned another All-Sky performer in 6-10 C Kyle Tresnak (11.2 ppg), and frosh combo G Kyle Senglin (11.6 pgp) might be the league’s best newcomer. Despite some less-than impressive efforts, they’re the team to beat. There are several dangerous scorers among the top contenders, including North Dakota’s Troy Huff (19.4 ppg), Montana’s Kareem Jamar (19.7 ppg), and Eastern Washington’s Tyler Harvey (21.8 ppg), although Harvey’s Eagles are still no sure bet to even make the field of seven. If EWU qualifies, however, it might be pose the biggest challenge to Weber because of the Eagles’ hot recent play. The 2012 & ’13 tourney champs from Montana still has the aforementioned Jamar and a potent backcourt, but Wayne Tinkle‘s Grizzlies are undersized this season and one of the lowest-ranked rebounding teams in the country.

Last year: NCAA-Montana lost vs. Syracuse, 81-34; CIT-Weber State won vs. Cal Poly, 85-43; won vs. Air Force, 78-57; won vs. Oral Roberts, 83-74; won at Northern Iowa 59-56; lost vs. East Carolina 77-74; North Dakota lost at Northern Iowa, 77-66.

BIG SOUTH

Schedule:Tourney March 4-9 at HTC Center, Conway, SC (home court of Coastal Carolina Chanticleers).

Top Contenders: High Point, VMI, Coastal Carolina, Radford, Winthrop, Gardner-Webb, UNC-Asheville.

Betting Notes: Absolutely, completely wide-open event with the top seven teams separated by just two games in the league standings. The most consistent of that bunch has probably been High Point, coached by up-and-comer Scott Cherry, a former North Carolina Tar Heel under Dean Smith whose coaching career includes several seasons on Jim Larranaga’s George Mason staff, including the Patriots’ Final Four campaign of 2005-06. The Point made the CIT field last season and owns perhaps the most-dynamic element in the Big South, ACC-caliber 6-7 soph F John Brown (19.6 ppg). Keep an eye, however, on explosive VMI, the nation’s top scoring team (88.5 ppg) featuring an electric trio composed of Gs frosh QJ Peterson & sr. Rodney Glasgow, plus 6-9 bruiser PF D.J. Covington, giving the Keydets three players scoring better than 18 ppg. Note of caution in this league...remember that low-seeded Liberty, after just 12 wins entering the tourney last season, won the event to steal a Big Dance bid. The winner in Myrtle Beach is very likely to be involved in one of the 16 vs. 16 play-in games at Dayton.

Last year: NCAA-Liberty lost vs. North Carolina A&T, 73-72; NIT-Charleston Southern lost at Southern Miss, 78-71; CIT-High Point lost at UC Irvine, 80-71; Gardner-Webb lost vs. Eastern Kentucky, 69-62.

METRO ATLANTIC

Schedule: Tourney March 6-10 at MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA. The top five seeds gets byes in the first round; games will pit 6 vs. 11, 7 vs. 10, and 8 vs. 9, with winners advancing to quarterfinal round.

Top Contenders: Iona, Manhattan, Quinnipiac, Canisius.

Betting Notes: By virtue of wins in 12 of its last 13 games, Iona enters Springfield in pole position for its third straight MAAC Tourney crown and Big Dance berth. The Gaels are a bit better-balanced than in recent seasons, though still own lots of potency in the backcourt with Gs Sean Armand (17.6 ppg) & A.J. English (17.5 ppg). Iona’s only slump this season came when losing 4 of 5 around New Year’s when 6-7 F Isaiah Williams (10.7 ppg) was unavailable, but the ascent commenced soon upon his return. Steve Masiello’s Manhattan, a bitter loser to the Gaels in last year’s title game and the only team to beat Iona in nearly two months, can’t wait to take another swing at the Gaels now that do-everything G George Beamon (19.6 ppg; injured last season) is once again in the fold. The Jaspers also own the top defensive force in the MAAC in 6-7 PF Rhamel Brown, one of the nation’s leaders in blocked shots (3.9 pg). Canisius cannot be overlooked, either, with MAAC high scorer G Billy Baron (24.9 ppg; son of HC Jim Baron) capable of shooting the Griffs into any game.

Last year: NCAA-Iona lost vs. Ohio State, 95-70; NIT-Niagara lost at Maryland, 86-70; CIT-Canisius won vs. Elon, 69-53; won in OT at Youngstown State, 84-82; lost vs. Evansville, 84-83; Loyola-Maryland won vs. Boston U, 70-63; won vs. Kent State, 73-59; lost at East Carolina, 70-58; Rider won at Hartford, 63-54 lost at East Carolina, 75-54; Fairfield lost at Kent State, 73-71.

MEAC

Schedule: Tourney March 10-15 at the Scope, Norfolk, VA (not the home court of Norfolk State, which plays its games at Echols Hall); First round pits seed 4 vs. 13, 5 vs. 12, 6 vs. 11, 7 vs. 10, and 8 vs. 9; winners advance to quarterfinals, and so forth.

Top Contenders: NC Central*, Hampton, Norfolk State, Morgan State.

Betting Notes... NC Central is the clear favorite entering Norfolk next week, but Levelle Moton’s high-flying Eagles had better beware, because the top seed has lost three straight years in the quarterfinal round of this event, not even getting close enough for a sniff of the title game. Having said that, most expect NCC to prevail and note that the Eagles are probably the only MEAC rep that would likely bypass one of the 16 vs. 16 play-in games that have often involved loop tourney champs in the past. The Eagles also brought a 15-game SU win streak into Monday’s game vs. Savannah State, and Moton’s team was good enough to beat NC State and play unbeaten Wichita State within 11 in pre-league play. Senior G Jeremy Ingram (20.4 ppg) is one of the most-lethal scoring threats in the league. An interesting darkhorse could be Todd Bozeman’s Morgan State, which dealt with a near-suicidal non-conference slate only to emerge stronger for conference play. The Baltimore-based Bears are led by potent sr. G Justin Black (18.8 ppg).

Last year: NCAA-North Carolina A&T won vs. Liberty, 73-72; lost vs. Louisville, 79-48; NIT-Norfolk State lost at Virginia, 67-56; CIT-Savannah State lost at East Carolina, 66-65.

NORTHEAST

Schedule: Quarterfinals March 5, semis March 8, final March 11, all at home of highest seed.

Top Contenders: Robert Morris, Bryant, Wagner, St. Francis (NY).

Betting Notes: Here we go again with the home team of the Pittsburgh Airport, Robert Morris, which looked to be an NEC also-ran after a difficult pre-league experience and minus three starters from last year’s contender than beat Kentucky in the NIT. But HC Andy Toole has confirmed his candidacy for future openings up the ladder by steering the Colonials to the NEC regular-season crown and homecourt edge in Moon Township for as long as RMU stays alive in this tourney. Senior G Karvel Anderson (19.6 ppg) and all-name F Lucky Jones (13.3 ppg), two holdovers from last season, have fueled the charge. Bob Beckel’s alma mater Wagner enters the tourney on the heels of eight straight wins. The Staten Island-based Seahawks play their roles well and are the best rebounding team in the loop, as Fs Mario Moody & Orlando Parker stay put in the paint and remain there for 40 minutes (or as long as they are on the floor). St. Francis (NY) beat Jim Larranaga’s Miami Hurricanes and almost beat Jim Boeheim’s Syracuse in pre-league play.

Last year: NCAA-Long Island lost vs. James Madison, 68-55; NIT-Robert Morris won vs. Kentucky, 59-57; lost at Providence, 77-68.

OHIO VALLEY

Schedule: Tourney March 5-8 at Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN (not the home court of Nashville-based Tennessee State, which plays its games at the Gentry Complex, or Nashville-based Belmont, which plays its games at the Mike Curb Events Center).

Top Contenders: Belmont, Murray State, Eastern Kentucky, Morehead State.

Betting Notes: Belmont has not skipped a beat since moving from the Atlantic Sun last year, winning the OVC bid to the Dance last March and top seed again entering this year’s event, played across town from campus in Nashville at the Municipal Auditorium, an early ’60s creation that looks as if it landed in Music City straight from an episode of The Jetsons. Rick Byrd’s team has been to the Dance six times since 2006 and closed the regular season with six straight wins, with sr. 6-5 swingman J.J. Mann (18.4 ppg) and soph G Craig Bradshaw (15.6 ppg) assuming much greater scoring burdens this season. With four scorers averaging better than 13 points, Murray State has the sort of balance to do well in the bang-bang–bang succession of a tourney format, while Eastern Kentucky has won 46 games the past two seasons, shoots the lights out (49% from floor) and owns maybe the league’s best guard in sr. Glenn Cosey (18.8 ppg & 85.1% from the FT line). Looking for a longshot? Try SE Missouri State, which at 50% from the floor (ranks 4th nationally) shoots even better than EKU and just beat Murray in double OT on Saturday. The Redhawks also have two 19+ ppg scorers in juco F Jarekious Bradley (19.4 ppg) and former Missouri transfer F Tyler Stone (19.1 ppg). Heady sr. PG Lucas Nutt, son of HC Dickey Nutt, is one of the top assist men in the OVC.

Last year: NCAA-Belmont lost vs. Arizona, 81-64; CIT-Eastern Kentucky won at Gardner-Webb, 69-62; lost at Evansville, 86-72. Tennessee State lost at Evansville, 84-72.

PATRIOT

Tourney March 3-12, all at home of higher seeds. Top four seeds receive byes in first round.

Top Contenders: Boston U, American, Holy Cross, Bucknell.

Betting Notes: Patriot newcomer Boston U, which returned all five starters from last year’s team that competed in the America East and qualified for the CIT, picked a good year to switch leagues as some of the recent Patriot powerhouses are down a bit, which was not unexpected after recent stars such as Lehigh’s C.J. McCollum and Bucknell’s Mike Muscala were drafted into the NBA after last season. The Terriers have been cutting it close lately, however, with five of their last six games decided by single-digit margins, including a home loss vs. CBS head honcho Les Moonves’ alma mater Bucknell, which could be an interesting darkhorse after winning its final six regular-season games as sr. G Cameron Ayers (15.5 ppg) stepped up his scoring production. American U set the pace for much of the season thanks to its superb 49.5% FG shooting (ranks fifth nationally), though the Eagles enter the tourney having lost three of five. Still, they will host games in this event, across the street from where Chris Matthews works (and where Norah O'Donnell used to work) at the NBC News Washington bureau, unless they must face Boston U.

Last year: NCAA-Bucknell lost vs. Butler, 68-56; CBI-Lehigh lost at Wyoming, 67-66.

SOUTHERN

Schedule: Tourney March 8-11 at U.S. Cellular Center, Asheville, NC.

Top Contenders: Davidson*, Chattanooga, Wofford.

Betting Notes: Before bolting for the A-10 next season, Davidson is having last hurrah in the SoCon, streaking to 12 straight wins to run away with the regular-season crown and establish itself as the clear favorite in Asheville. Savvy vet HC Bob McKilliop, who bears a resemblance to the late, great Leslie Nielsen, had to break in three new starters from last year’s Big Dance qualifier, and the Wildcats took their lumps vs. a tough pre-league slate, but they emerged as a force behind a familiar name from past March runs, F De’Mon Brooks (18.4 ppg), plus a Miami-Ohio transfer, G Brian Sullivan, who proved invaluable by contributing 13.5 ppg. Wofford is the only team that played Davidson tough down the stretch, and the upperclass-laden Terriers finally put things together in late January when embarking upon a nine-game winning streak fueled by jr. G Karl Cochran (15.2 ppg). Chattanooga had earlier run off ten wins in a row during a surge that roughly coincided with the return to active duty of soph G Ronrico White (11.2 ppg) from preseason his surgery. Ole Miss transfer and former footballer Z Mason is a force on the blocks as well.

Last year: NCAA-Davidson lost vs. Marquette, 59-58; CBI-College of Charleston lost vs. George Mason, 78-77; CIT-Elon lost at Canisius, 69-53.

SOUTHLAND

Schedule: Tourney March 12-15 at Merrell Center, Katy, TX. New members Abilene Christian and Incarnate Word are in the transition period from Division II and will be ineligible for the conference tourney until the 2017-18 season.

Top Contenders: Stephen F. Austin*, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Sam Houston State, Oral Roberts, Northwestern State.

Betting Notes: If this looks a bit familiar to last year regarding SFA, it should, because the ‘Jacks were also heavily favored in this event last March only to get KO’d in Katy and settle for the NIT instead before HC Danny “Cool McCool” Kaspar departed for Texas State in the offseason. But new HC Brad Underwood (who moved from South Carolina, where he assisted Frank “The Bouncer” Martin), plugged in three new starters and SFS has not skipped a beat. Some suggest that if the ‘Jacks met the same fate in the Southland Tourney as a year ago, they still might be on the radar for an NCAA Tourney at-large berth. Could you imagine two Southland entries in the Big Dance? Totally unselfish team led by 6-6 jr. F Jacob Parker, who has almost doubled his scoring output from a year ago to 14.8 ppg. Given a puncher’s chance might be Oral Roberts, with a lethal 1-2 punch in former Utah transfer F Shawn Glover (21.7 ppg) and soph G Korey Billbury (14.9 ppg), a local Tulsa product with a string of four straight 20+ point games.

Last year: NCAA-Northwestern State lost vs. Florida, 79-47; NIT-Stephen F. Austin lost at Stanford, 58-57; CIT-Oral Roberts won at UT-Arlington, 87-76; won vs. UC Irvine, 76-62; lost at Weber State, 83-74.

SWAC

Schedule: Tourney March 11-15 at Toyota Center, Houston, TX. Grambling, Mississippi Valley State, Arkansas Pine Bluff, and Southern U are all ineligible for the NCAA Tourney due to APR scores, but will compete in the conference tourney.

Top Contenders: Alabama State, Texas Southern, Alabama A&M.

Betting Notes: The SWAC received a special exemption from the NCAA to adjust which team earns its automatic berth to the tournament, the NCAA announced Saturday. The SWAC is in a unique situation where four teams are ineligible for the postseason because of poor APR scores but all will still be allowed to compete in the conference tournament at the Toyota Center in Houston March 11-15. If one of the four ineligible teams wins the tournament, then the team among the six eligible teams that advances the furthest in the tournament would receive the NCAA tournament bid. If there is a tie among those six teams then the bid will go to the highest seed among those tied teams. Looks like a 16 vs. 16 play-in game spot for the SWAC, though don’t forget that Southern U came as close as we have seen in years to pulling a 16 vs. 1 upset in the sub-regional last season against Gonzaga.

Last year: NCAA-Southern U lost vs. Gonzaga, 64-58.

SUMMIT

Schedule: Tourney March 8-11 at Sioux Falls Arena, Sioux Falls, SD (not the home court of nearby, Brookings-based South Dakota State, which plays its home games at Frost Arena, or nearby, Vermillion-based South Dakota, which plays its home games at the Dakota Dome). New member Nebraska-Omaha is ineligible in its transition year from Division II. The Summit League was formerly known as Mid-Continent Conference.

Top Contenders: North Dakota State, IPFW, South Dakota State, Denver.

Betting Notes: Wins in seven straight and 12 of 13 have thrust NDSU into the pole position for the upcoming Summit event in Sioux Falls. The Bison have also mostly been steamrollering their Summit foes in this surge fueled by the nation’s most-accurate shooting offense (50.9% from floor!). Hybrid 6-7 point-forward Taylor Braun (18 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 4.0 apg) is a 4-year starter and a matchup nightmare for foes, while another sr., bruising 6'8, 250-lb. PF Marshall Bjorklund (career-best 13.6 ppg), anchors the paint. The best chance to knock off the Bison might be with another hot-shooting team, IPFW, hitting 49.1% from the floor (ranks tenth nationally) with a deep (nine players average ten or more minutes) and well-balanced (eight score between 7-15 ppg) roster led by 6-5 swingman Luis Jacobo’s 14.9 ppg. The Mastodons and NDSU split a pair of 11-point decisions this season, and worth noting Jacobo more than held his own vs. Braun, narrowly outscoring him (32-30) over the two games.

Last year: NCAA-South Dakota State lost vs. Michigan, 71-56; CIT-Oakland lost at Youngstown State, 99-87.

WAC

Schedule: Tourney March 12-15 at Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV. New member Grand Canyon is ineligible in its transition year from Division II.

Top Contenders: Utah Valley State, New Mexico State.

Betting Notes: What is left of the WAC contains only a few familiar names from the recent past (specifically new Mexico State, which has earned two straight Big Dance invitations from the loop). Suddenly, however, there has been some extra Tabasco sauce added to the burgeoning Utah Valley State-NM State rivalry after the melee following last week’s Wolverine OT win in Orem. For what it’s worth, the Aggies have been something of a disappointment this season, failing to dominate the watered-down WAC as most expected despite owning more size than any team in the loop (thanks in part to 7-5 soph Sim Bhullar) and the league’s most exciting player in skywalking 6-4 G Daniel Mullings (16.9 ppg). But NMSU has mostly played to the level of the competition in this league. Vet HC Dick Hunsaker (former Ball State HC; also interim HC at Utah when Rick Majerus took a leave in 2001) has steered this program since its inception as a 4-year entity in 2002, and his son Holton (a four-year starter at G) leads the team in scoring at 13.5 ppg. Though NMSU is more physically imposing than UVSU, Hunsaker is squeezing more out of his material than Aggie counterpart Marvin Menzies.

Last year: NCAA-New Mexico State lost vs. Saint Louis, 64-44; NIT-La Tech won at Florida State, 71-62; lost at Southern Miss, 63-52; Denver won vs. Ohio, 61-57; lost at Maryland, 62-52.

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03/08/2014 09:21 AM

Inside the Stats

March 7, 2014


As we enter this weekend’s action, let’s take inside the stats at what’s happening on the College Hoops and NBA hardwood this season.

Note that all results are ATS (Against The Spread) in games played through Tuesday, March 4 unless noted otherwise.

Final Adieu

Last week we explored the best and worst college basketball teams spread records in their Last Home Games of the season.

This week we probe deeper and look at these teams and how they fare when they take to the regular season road in the game immediately after having bid the seniors farewell.

For openers, these teams come up flat when playing away off a loss in their final home game. Worse, the get beat up with regularity in this role when facing a host playing its Last Home Game that is also off a loss, as they are just 77-111-3 ATS in this role since 2000. From a team trends perspective, here are the very best and very worst performances by a team since 2000 when playing on the regular season road after ‘senior night’ in home finales:

Good: Iowa State 5-0, Mississippi 7-0 and Tennessee 5-0.

Bad: Marquette 0-5, Nebraska 1-10-1 and Purdue 0-9.

Surprise, Surprise

As the NBA nears the three-quarter pole, let’s take a look at the teams that have managed to pull off upsets with major alacrity this season.

The top three teams in the league, in terms of SU underdog wins, have been: Charlotte (19), Phoenix (18) and Washington (16).

The teams with the fewest SU underdog victories this campaign include: Miami (2), Golden State (3) and Indiana (3).

On the other side of the coin, teams that have laid the most eggs – been upset as a favorite – are: Golden State (16), Houston (13) and San Antonio (13).

Completing the study, these teams have the rug pulled out on them the fewest times as a favorite this season: Philadelphia (1), Milwaukee (3) and Utah (3).

Obviously the teams in both of the ‘fewest’ categories reside there for one simple matter – they are seldom in the role. It’s the teams that lead the brigade on both sides of the ‘most’ ledger that warrant a strong look.

Down And Dirty

Listed below are the Top 5 college hoops teams on the defensive front, in Defensive Field Goal percentage and Rebound Margin. Look to 'play on' these teams in either revenge or underdog roles:

Defensive Field Goal Percentage
1. Eastern Michigan 36.9
2. SMU 37.2
3. Southern 37.8
4. North Carolina Central 38.1
5. Virginia 38.2

Rebounding Margin
1. Quinnipiac +11.7
2. Kentucky +10.6
3. Iowa +9.3
4. Tennessee +9.1
5. Arizona +9.0

Here is a list of the Top 5 NBA defensive teams:

Scoring Defense
1. Pacers 91.6
2. Bulls 92.3
3. Grizzlies 95.2
4. Raptors 97.1
5. Bobcats 97.3

Rebounding Margin
1. Thunder +4.9
2. Bulls +4.3
3. Pacers +4.3
4. Rockets +3.8
5. Trailblazers +3.6

Stat Of The Week

Wichita State last won the MVC tournament in 1987, and is 1-18 SU in this tourney since 1991 versus No. 1-4 seeds.

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03/08/2014 09:23 AM

North Carolina at Duke

March 8, 2014


One of the most bitter rivalries in all of sports will be renewed Saturday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, where Duke (23-7 straight up, 17-12-1 against the spread) will take on North Carolina.

Both teams are vying for a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament, but a victory in this spot is imperative for that to happen.

As of late Friday night, most books had Duke installed as a 7.5-point road favorite. The Tar Heels are +280 on the money line (risk $100 to win $280).

Mike Krzyzewski's team is in bounce-back mode after giving up a 17-0 run late in the second half in an 82-72 loss at Wake Forest. The Blue Devils lost outright as 12-point road 'chalk.'

The defeat was the least of Duke's concerns after the game. Coach K couldn't make the post-game conference after suffering from dizzy spells and light-headedness. He was briefly hospitalized but did run Thursday's practice and will be on the sidelines against the Tar Heels.

Jabari Parker scored 19 points and pulled down nine rebounds versus the Demon Deacons. Rodney Hood added 16 points, four boards and four assists.

Duke is unbeaten in 16 home games with a 9-6-1 spread record. The Blue Devils have been single-digit home favorite four times, posting a 2-1-1 ATS ledger.

North Carolina (23-7 SU, 16-14 ATS) has won 12 consecutive games, going 9-3 ATS, but it has failed to cover the number in three consecutive games, including Monday's 63-61 non-covering home win over Notre Dame as a 12-point home favorite. James Michael McAdoo led the way with 14 points and nine rebounds.

UNC owns a 3-2 record both SU and ATS in five games as an underdog, including scalps vs. Louisville (neutral floor in CT.), at Michigan St. and vs. Duke. The wins over the Cardinals and Spartans both came when the Tar Heels were 10-point puppies.

When these schools played in Chapel Hill, Duke went to intermission with a 37-30 advantage. The Blue Devils would increase that lead in the second half, only to fall victim to a late UNC run that gave Roy Williams's squad a 74-66 win as a two-point home 'dog.

Leslie McDonald was the catalyst for the Heels, scoring a game-high 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting from the field. Marcus Paige, who paces UNC in scoring (16.9 points per game) and assists (4.5 APG), finished with 16 points and four helpers. McAdoo had a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards.

In the losing effort, Parker produced 17 points, 11 rebounds and two blocked shots. Quinn Cook and Hood scored 17 and 16 points, respectively.

The 'under' is on a 9-2 run in the last 11 games of this rivalry.

The 'under' has cashed in back-to-back UNC games to improve to 15-14 overall.

The 'under' has connected in five of Duke's last six games. The Blue Devils have seen the 'under' go 16-13-1 overall, 9-6-1 in their home outings.

--ESPN will provide television coverage at 9:00 p.m. Eastern.

**B.E.'s Bonus Nuggets**

-- During the telecast of San Diego St.'s late-night win at UNLV on the CBS Sports Network, analyst Doug Gottlieb had the audacity to make this statement about National Coach of the Year candidates: "Even Scott Drew at Baylor should get consideration." Negative, Doug. You can't even give Drew consideration for doing one of the top-five jobs in the Big 12 alone. There's no doubt that Drew has proven himself to be an outstanding recruiter. Whether he's done that the right way or not is a conversation for another day, but he consistently puts a team on the court that underachieves.

-- Gottlieb continues to harp on Wichita St. not being worthy of a No. 1 seed, and I don't get it. For starters, the Shockers are undefeated. Gottlieb keeps saying that Gregg Marshall's team hasn't beaten anybody, but does he think the line of non-conference heavyweights looking to schedule a home-and-home series with the Shockers this past offseason was long? Again, Wichita St is unbeaten and it owns the best ATS record in America (22-6-1). It has a No. 6 RPI Ranking with 10 wins over the Top 100. The Shockers won at Alabama (not Marshall's fault 'Bama had a down year) and at Saint Louis, in addition to beating BYU and Tennessee. And, oh yeah, most of this nucleus led WSU to last year's Final Four where it led Louisville for most of the game before losing to the eventual national champs.

-- Indiana center Noah Vonleh has missed back-to-back games due to a foot injury. Vonleh, who averages 11.6 points and 9.1 rebounds per game, is a question mark Saturday at Michigan.

--UNLV junior guard Bryce Dejean-Jones has been suspended for Saturday's regular-season finale at Nevada for conduct detrimental to the team. Jones averages team-highs in points (13.4 PPG) and assists (3.0 APG). When I asked UNLV beat writer Matt Youmans of the Las Vegas Review-Journal about what happened to prompt the suspension via text on Friday, Youmans told VI, "Being a bad teammate. There was a big blowup after the loss to San Diego St." The Runnin' Rebels will also be without Roscoe Smith (11.0 PPG, 11.0 RPG) for a second straight game due to a concussion.

-- Since losing star forward Larry Nance Jr. to a season-ending torn ACL, Wyoming is 0-4 both SU and ATS. The Cowboys have lost to the number by margins of 10.5, 10, six and three points (29.5 combined).

-- As of late Friday night, most spots had San Diego St. listed as a 4.5-point home favorite vs. New Mexico. The winner will garner the top seed in next week's Mountain West Conference Tournament in Las Vegas and win the MWC regular-season championship. The Lobos have been underdogs four times this year, going 3-1 ATS with a pair of outright wins over vs. Marquette and at Utah St. UNM won the first meeting at The Pit on Feb. 22, taking home a 58-44 win as a four-point home 'chalk.'

-- Syracuse has lost four of its last five games and nearly lost the two games preceding this five-game slump. The Orange needed miracle plays in the waning moments to win at Pitt (on Tyler Ennis's buzzer beater) and at home vs. North Carolina St. Jim Boeheim's team travels to Tallahassee on Sunday to face a Florida St. team that's on the bubble and desperate for a victory. Will starting power forward Jerami Grant be able to go against the Seminoles? As of late Friday night, Grant remained 'questionable' due to a back injury. He was unable to go in this week's home loss to Ga. Tech. Grant averages 11.8 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.

Kansas will play without freshman center Joel Embiid for a second straight game Saturday at West Virginia. Embiid is resting back and knee injuries in hopes of getting back to 100 percent before next week's Big 12 Tournament. Embiid averages 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocked shots per game. The Jayhawks covered the spread without their rim protector in Wednesday's blowout win over Texas Tech at home.

-- Going into Saturday's noon Eastern tip, the 'under' is 6-1 in the last seven head-to-head meetings between Kentucky and Florida. The 'under' is 8-3-1 for UF at home this season. As of late Friday night, most books had the Gators listed as 8.5-point home favorites vs. UK. They won the first meeting in Lexington by a 69-59 count as 2.5-point underdogs.

-- Kentucky goes to Gainesville mired in a 0-4 ATS slump. The Wildcats have seen the 'under' go 7-2 in their last nine games.

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03/08/2014 09:24 AM

Saturday's Early Action

March 7, 2014


The final Saturday of college basketball’s regular season waists little time dialing-up some huge showdowns; starting with the top team in the nation, the Florida Gators playing host to No. 25 Kentucky in a high Noon tip. Another 12 p.m. start takes us to the Big 12 where the No. 8 Kansas Jayhawks will look to make one last statement before next week’s conference tournament when they go on the road to face West Virginia. Later in the afternoon, No. 3 Arizona will close-out its season on the road against Oregon.

No. 25 Kentucky Wildcats vs. No. 1 Florida Gators (CBS, 12 p.m.)

Kentucky started the season at the top of both major polls, but it is clinging to a spot in the top 25 after going 3-3 straight-up in its last six games. The Wildcats have also tumbled in standing with bettors after failing to cover in six of their last eight outings. They are 12-5 SU in the SEC with a 10-6 record ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in seven of their last nine games.

As a double-digit favorite in its last four games, Kentucky is just 2-2 SU (0-4 ATS) with an average of 66.5 points per game as opposed to a season average of 76.7 PPG. Freshman forward Julius Randle has been held to a total of 44 points during this stretch which is also below his team-high average of 15.4 PPG. The Wildcats shot 34.2 percent from the field in a four-point loss to Arkansas as 10-point home favorite on Feb. 27 and this fell to a dismal 26.9 percent in a five-point loss to South Carolina a 10-point road favorites this past Saturday.

The Gators are showing no signs of wear from a long season with a pair of blowouts by a combined 44 points in their last two games. A win on Saturday would wrap-up a perfect 18-0 SU run through the SEC and you have to go all the way back to Dec. 2 to find Florida’s last loss. As far as betting on the Gators the record is not nearly as impressive. They are 8-9 ATS in conference play and just 4-5 ATS in their last nine games.

Going back to its play on the court, Florida is averaging 71.1 PPG and it is shooting 45.9 percent from the field and 35.5 percent from 3-point range. Casey Prather leads a foursome of players scoring in double figures with an average of 14.5 points and Michael Frazier II has been the Gators’ top outside shooter with 13.1 PPG while hitting 44.1 percent from 3-point range. If Florida is going to make a deep run in this year’s NCAA Tournament it will still be behind a defense that is ranked fifth in the nation in points allowed (58.2).

Florida has been opened as a nine-point home favorite this time around after beating the Wildcats 69-59 on the road as a 2 ½-point underdog on Feb. 15. The total stayed UNDER the 130 ½-point closing line and it has now stayed UNDER in six of the last seven games.

No. 8 Kansas Jayhawks vs. West Virginia Mountaineers (ESPN, 12 p.m.)

Many hoops experts have penciled Kansas in as one of four No. 1 seeds for the Big Dance, but the Jayhawks realize there is a thin margin of error to actually locking one up after last Saturday’s 72-65 loss to Oklahoma State as one-point road underdogs. They crushed Texas Tech 82-57 this past Wednesday as 14-point home favorites to improve to 14-3 SU and 11-6 ATS in Big 12 play.

Kansas’s freshman phenom Andrew Wiggins appears to be picking up steam at just the right time of the year. He only scored nine points in 23 minutes of play against the Red Raiders, but prior to that he posted at least 14 points in 10 of his previous 11 outings. Wiggins is averaging 16 points as part of a team total of 79.4 PPG.

West Virginia lost the first meeting against the Jayhawks this season 83-69 as a 13-point road underdog as part of its 8-9 SU record in the Big 12. The Mountaineers have stumbled down the stretch with a 1-5 record both SU and ATS in their last six games. They head into this season finale fresh off Wednesday’s 72-62 loss to Oklahoma as eight-point underdogs on the road. The total has now stayed UNDER in their last three outings.

Despite scoring an average of just 71 points in its last five games, West Virginia is still ranked 32nd in the nation in PPG with 78. It is shooting 44.1 percent from the field and a respectable 38.2 percent from 3-point range. A big piece of this production will be missing against Kansas with Terry Henderson sidelined with mono. Another issue in this matchup is a Mountaineers’ defense that is giving-up an average of 73.1 PPG.

Kansas comes into Saturday’s game as a four-point road favorite to complete the season sweep. It has won all three games against the Mountaineers SU since West Virginia joined the Big 12. The Wildcats have a 2-1 edge ATS and the total has gone OVER in the last two games.

No. 3 Arizona Wildcats vs. Oregon Ducks (CBS, 4 p.m.)

Despite tripping-up against Utah as 14-point home favorites in late January and Arizona State on Feb. 14 as 5 ½-point favorites on the road, the Wildcats remain in excellent shape for a No. 1 seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament with a SU record of 28-2 including a 15-2 run through the Pac-12. They rebounded from a 0-5 record ATS in late January and early February with a 5-2 record ATS in their last seven games. The total has gone OVER in their last four outings.

The loss of Brandon Ashley for the season took a bite out of Arizona’s offensive attack, but it still has Nick Johnson and Aaron Gordon playing at a high level. Johnson is averaging 16.3 PPG and he has put-up 20 or more points in three of his last four games. Gordon leads the team in rebounds with 7.8 a game and he is chipping-in another 12 PPG. The Wildcats’ biggest strength remains a defense that is ranked sixth in the nation in points allowed (58.5).

Oregon comes into its season finale riding a SU six-game winning streak that has taken its conference record above .500 to 9-8. The Ducks have gone a profitable 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight outings and the total has stayed UNDER in five of the eight games. They are 8-7-1 ATS at home this season and the total has gone OVER in 11 of 15 home games.

One of the big reasons for this late-season surge has been a return to form for an offense that is ranked eighth in the country in points (82.9) and shooting 46.7 percent from the field and 38.5 percent from 3-point range. Joseph Young is averaging a team-high 18.6 PPG and he has reached or exceeded this total in seven of his last 10 games. Mike Moser has also been a force with 13.8 points and 8.1 rebounds a game.

The Wildcats have been opened as three-point road favorites over Oregon after squeezing-out a tight 67-65 victory in the first meeting this season on Feb. 6 as 12-point favorites at home. Arizona has the 7-2 edge SU in the last nine games of this series, but the Ducks are 4-0 ATS in the last four. The total has stayed UNDER in six of the last seven meetings.

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03/08/2014 11:14 AM

MARCH TOTALS:

16- 27 - 3.....................SINGLE PLAYS

11 - 8 - 1............................DOUBLE PLAYS

8 - 9 - 1.............................TRIPLE PLAYS

2- 1 ...........................CONFERENCE GOY





Saturday, March 8

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Kentucky - 12:00 PM ET Florida -8.5 500 DOUBLE PLAY
Florida -

Southern Methodist - 12:00 PM ET Southern Methodist +4 500 *****
Memphis -

St. John's - 12:00 PM ET St. John's +3 500
Marquette -

Kansas - 12:00 PM ET West Virginia +5 500 *****
West Virginia -

Cincinnati - 12:00 PM ET Cincinnati -7.5 500
Rutgers -

Ohio - 12:00 PM ET Ohio -2 500
Miami (OH) -

New Hampshire - 12:00 PM ET Vermont -18 500
Vermont -

Mount St. Mary's - 12:00 PM ET Wagner -8 500 *****
Wagner -

Rider - 12:00 PM ET Iona -9 500 DOUBLE PLAY
Iona -

Vanderbilt - 1:30 PM ET Mississippi -6 500 TRIPLE PLAY
Mississippi -

Baylor - 1:30 PM ET Kansas St. -4.5 500 *****
Kansas St. -

Virginia Tech - 2:00 PM ET Virginia Tech +7 500
Georgia Tech -

Georgetown - 2:00 PM ET Georgetown +9.5 500 *****
Villanova -

Boise St. - 2:00 PM ET Boise St. -7.5 500 *****
Air Force -

Oklahoma St. - 2:00 PM ET Iowa St. -4.5 500 *****
Iowa St. -

Temple - 2:00 PM ET South Florida -3 500
South Florida -

Connecticut - 2:00 PM ET Louisville -9 500
Louisville -

Wake Forest - 2:00 PM ET Miami-Florida -7 500 *****
Miami-Florida -

Eastern Michigan - 2:00 PM ET Eastern Michigan +5.5 500
Toledo -

St. Francis (PA) - 2:00 PM ET St. Francis (PA) +10.5 500
Robert Morris -

Bowling Green - 2:30 PM ET Buffalo -10.5 500 *****
Buffalo -

Utah - 2:30 PM ET Utah +4.5 500 TRIPLE PLAY
Stanford -

Western Kentucky - 2:30 PM ET Georgia St -10 500 *****
Georgia St -

Northeastern - 2:30 PM ET Northeastern +4 500 *****
Drexel -

Western Carolina - 2:30 PM ET Elon University -3 500
Elon University -

MD Baltimore Cty - 2:30 PM ET Albany -10.5 500
Albany -

Siena - 2:30 PM ET Siena +4.5 500
Canisius -

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03/08/2014 01:58 PM

NCAAB
Short Sheet

Saturday, March 8

OHIO U: 0-12 ATS off a road win against a conference rival

CORNELL: 18-2 ATS after a blowout loss by 20 points or more

TX-ARLINGTON: 11-0 ATS in road games when playing against a team with a losing record

BUFFALO: 10-1 ATS after covering 2 of their last 3 against the spread

PITTSBURGH: 2-13 ATS after playing 3 consecutive games as favorite

WRIGHT ST: 15-2 ATS in road games after 3 consecutive conference games

OKLAHOMA ST: 9-0 ATS after 2 or more consecutive unders

IOWA ST: 24-4 ATS as a home favorite of 3 points or less

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03/08/2014 02:16 PM

AFTERNOON SESSION:

San Diego - 3:00 PM ET San Diego +4 500
San Francisco -

Army - 3:30 PM ET Army +8.5 500 *****
Boston U -

Oklahoma - 4:00 PM ET Oklahoma -11 500 DOUBLE PLAY
Texas Christian -

Arizona - 4:00 PM ET Arizona -3 500 DOUBLE PLAY
Oregon -

Arkansas - 4:00 PM ET Alabama +0 500 *****
Alabama -

Texas - 4:00 PM ET Texas Tech +1.5 500
Texas Tech -

Auburn - 4:00 PM ET Texas A&M -5.5 500
Texas A&M -

South Carolina - 4:00 PM ET South Carolina +2 500 *****
Mississippi St. -

Missouri - 4:00 PM ET Missouri +9 500
Tennessee -

Pittsburgh - 4:00 PM ET Pittsburgh -1.5 500 *****
Clemson -

Colorado St. - 4:05 PM ET Wyoming -1.5 500
Wyoming -

George Washington - 4:30 PM ET George Washington -9 500 *****
Fordham -

Southern California - 4:30 PM ET Southern California +9.5 500
Washington -

Ball St. - 4:30 PM ET Northern Illinois -6.5 500 TRIPLE PLAY
Northern Illinois -

Arizona St. - 4:30 PM ET Oregon St. -1 500
Oregon St. -

Seton Hall - 4:30 PM ET Seton Hall +2 500 *****
Butler -

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03/08/2014 02:19 PM

LATE AFTERNOON GAMES:


Georgia - 5:00 PM ET Georgia +7 500 *****
Louisiana State -

Montana - 5:00 PM ET Montana -1 500
Northern Arizona -

Weber St. - 5:05 PM ET Weber St. +1 500 *****
Eastern Washington -

Holy Cross - 5:30 PM ET American U. -4.5 500
American U. -

Loyola Marymount - 5:30 PM ET Loyola Marymount +11.5 500
Brigham Young -

Indiana - 6:00 PM ET Michigan -10 500 DOUBLE PLAY
Michigan -

James Madison - 6:00 PM ET James Madison +8 500 TRIPLE PLAY
Towson -

Maine - 6:00 PM ET Stony Brook -15.5 500
Stony Brook -

Colorado - 6:30 PM ET California -4 500 *****
California -

St. Peter's - 6:30 PM ET Manhattan -9 500 TRIPLE PLAY
Manhattan -

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