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On 03/04/2012 09:09 AM in NCAA Basketball

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Sunday's Slate

March 4, 2012


Gamblers have two huge games between ranked teams Sunday, in addition to a plethora of pivotal games between mid-majors in their respective conference tournaments. Let’s take a look…

**Kentucky at Florida**

--Florida doesn’t want to take a three-game losing streak into the SEC Tournament next weekend in New Orleans. But with back-to-back losses at Georgia and at Vanderbilt, that’s exactly what will happen unless the Gators surprise top-ranked Kentucky at noon Eastern on Sunday afternoon in Gainesville. Most books opened UK as a four-point road favorite with a total of 141. UF is plus-170 on the money line (risk $100 to win $170).

--Kentucky (29-1 straight up, 11-17-1 against the spread) is gunning for an undefeated season in SEC play for the first time since it pulled the same trick in 2003. The Wildcats haven’t tasted defeat since a buzzer-beating loss at Indiana on Dec. 10. They are beating SEC foes by an average margin of 16.5 points per game.

--Florida (22-8 SU, 11-13-1 ATS) lost a 77-66 decision Tuesday at Vanderbilt as a 3 ½-point underdog. The Gators fought hard for 40 minutes and the final was a tad misleading. In other words, it wasn’t the lethargic effort they had in a 76-62 loss last Saturday at Georgia. Ervin Walker, who was called out by Billy Donovan following the setback in Athens, responded with 15 points, five rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals. Bradley Beal scored a team-high 16 points and Kenny Boynton was also in double figures with 11 points.

Kentucky freshman center Anthony Davis is the catalyst for this ultra-talented squad. Davis is averaging 14.1 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.7 blocks a game, but those numbers don’t even do him justice. His defensive impact can’t be measured in a box score because he changes everything about how an offense goes about its business.

--Billy Donovan’s squad has won 16 of its 17 home games but it is just 5-6-1 ATS. Walker will be making his last appearance in the O-Dome. The point guard is the team’s lone senior. He’s currently ranked fourth in school history in scoring and first in assists. However, I rank Walker as the third-best PG in school history behind Andrew Moten (1984-1987) and Taurean Green (2005-2007).

--When these SEC rivals met at Rupp Arena on Feb. 7, it was all UK in a 78-58 win as a nine-point home favorite. Davis had 16 points and four blocked shots, while Doron Lamb scored a game-high 18 points. The ‘Cats buried 9-of-15 attempts from 3-point range.

--Florida is 0-for-8 against Kentucky when the ‘Cats are ranked No. 1 in the country.

--The ‘over’ is 16-9 overall for UF, 8-4 in its home games.

--The ‘under’ is 16-11-2 overall for UK, but the ‘over’ is 3-0-1 in its last four games.

--CBS will have the telecast at noon Eastern.

**Ohio State at Michigan State**

--As of early this morning, most betting shops had Michigan St. (24-6 SU, 18-9 ATS) installed as a 2 ½-point favorite with a total of 128 ½.

--Ohio St. (24-6 SU, 14-11 ATS) had lost three of its last five games before squeaking past Northwestern 75-73 on Wednesday thanks to Jared Sullinger’s last-second bucket. Nevertheless, the Buckeyes failed to cover the number as 7 ½-point road favorites and are mired in a 2-5 ATS slump. Sullinger finished with 22 points and 18 rebounds against the Wildcats, and Deshaun Thomas also had a double-double with 19 points and 10 boards.

--Tom Izzo’s team saw its seven-game winning streak snapped in Tuesday’s 70-55 loss at Indiana as a 2 ½-point favorite. The 125 combined points stayed ‘under’ the 137-point total. Green was the only Spartan to score in double figures with 29 points and eight rebounds.

--Michigan St. is unbeaten in 17 home games with a lucrative 11-3 spread record at Breslin Center.

--Ohio St. has only been an underdog once, losing 78-67 at Kansas as a 1 ½-point hound with Sullinger in street clothes due to an injury.

--When these Big Ten rivals met on Feb. 11, Michigan St. captured a 58-48 win at Ohio St. as an 8 ½-point underdog. Adriene Payne scored 15 points and Keith Appling added 14 for the winners. Draymond Green chipped in with 12 points and nine rebounds.

--The ‘under’ is 14-12-1 overall for Michigan St., but the ‘over’ is 8-6 in its home games.

--The ‘over’ has hit in three straight games for OSU to improve to 13-10-2 overall.

--Tip-off is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Eastern on CBS.

**B.E.’s Bonus Nuggets**

--FSU is a seven-point home favorite vs. Clemson in a noon Eastern tip on ESPN2. The total was 124 as of late last night.

--I’ve been hyping this Tennessee squad in this space for a few weeks now. While nobody has had the Volunteers on the bubble radar, they’re clearly in it following Saturday’s win over Vanderbilt. If UK beats UF today, Tennessee will finish second in the SEC with a 10-6 record. The Vols own the tiebreaker over Vandy and Florida.

--Indiana is a six-point home favorite tonight vs. Purdue. The Big Ten Network will have television coverage at 6:00 p.m. Eastern. As of early this morning, the total was 146.

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03/04/2012 09:11 AM

March Madness Notes

March 2, 2012

Three sleeper picks to advance deep into the NCAA Tournament

Cinderella is never sleeping when the Big Dance comes around every March. Small programs like Butler, Virginia Commonwealth and George Mason have advanced to the Final Four in the last six years, so why not another?

Identifying and betting on a few sleeper teams, or Cinderella squads, is a fun and often profitable way to approach March Madness wagering. Had you put $100 on VCU to win the Southwest Region last season, you would have cashed out almost two grand.

Below, we identify a trio of "sleeper" teams that won't carry high tournament seeds but could make some noise in the latter stages of March Madness.

Memphis Tigers - Once a perennial contender when John Calipari broke every NCAA recruiting law in the book, the Tigers aren't even the unquestioned top team in Conference USA anymore. Memphis does carry a league-best 11-3 mark, but programs like Southern Miss and Tulsa have jumped into elite status as well. What we like about this year's squad is that seven of the nine players from the team that made the Big Dance last year are back, including four starters.

The Tigers played Arizona in the first round of the tourney and nearly upset the Wildcats (who made it all the way to the Elite Eight) as 5.5-point underdogs, losing 77-75. Will Barton has emerged as a stud in college basketball and will be a tough challenge for any defender to contain.

California Golden Bears - Some don't think the Pac-12 even deserves a conference-winner bid this season because it's so down. But Mike Montgomery has a beast of a squad in Berkeley. Cal has only dropped one game at home this year and is the only profitable Pac-12 team from a wagering standpoint, going 16-12 ATS.

The Bears won't beat you with jumpers but they are evenly balanced on both sides of the ball, and equilibrium can go a long way in the NCAA Tournament. If you recall, last year everyone was bad-mouthing the Pac-12 teams in the tourney but Washington beat Georgia in the first round and Arizona pulled off one upset after another on its way to the Elite Eight. Don't put the Bears in auto-hibernation come March.

Gonzaga Bulldogs - Gonzaga is the first team that really earned the title of "Cinderella." But once the Bulldogs started advancing to the tournament year after year, and often deep into it, that title was cast aside and they were viewed as legitimate contenders. St. Mary's has become the new trendy pick out of the West Coast Conference but don't sleep on the Zags.

They have a long team with two future NBAers in the 7-foot Robert Sacre and the 6-foot-7 Elias Harris. These two terrorizing frontcourt members, along with 6-foot-9 sixth man Sam Dower, don't allow many second-chance opportunities for opponents. The defense has been strong all season, evidenced by a 7-20-1 over/under record. Mark Few understands how to get the most out of his players come March.

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Kentucky and Syracuse likely top seeds in NCAA Tournament

With just one blemish on their regular season records, Kentucky and Syracuse will almost certainly claim the top two seeds in the NCAA Tournament. That honor comes with inflated spreads for the first few rounds of the Big Dance. Both the Wildcats and Orange will be no less than 17-point favorites in their first tournament game.

BookMaker sportsbook will offer a multitude of online avenues for March Madness betting including futures wagers, individual matchups and game props. Kentucky and Syracuse are far and away the top teams in the country. Even if one of them slips up early in their respective conference tourneys, the NCAA committee should still select them as a No. 1 seed.

The Wildcats have been voted as the No. 1 team in the nation by the pollsters six straight weeks. They haven't dropped a game at Rupp Arena all season, but haven't been a good team to bet on at home, going just 4-12-1 against the spread there. John Calipari's club finishes out the regular season with a home game against Georgia on Thursday and then a roadie at Florida on Sunday. Kentucky has a 1-6 over/under record on the road this year.

Syracuse hasn't lost at the Carrier Dome and will wrap up the regular season at home on Saturday versus Louisville. The Orange's suffocating zone defense has been sharp on their home floor, helping produce a 6-10-1 over/under mark there.

Kansas won seven games in a row, including Monday's victory at Oklahoma State, to clinch the outright Big 12 title and likely a NCAA Tournament No. 1 seed. The Jayhawks battled from 19 down in the second half Saturday to defeat Mizzou -- the same team that handed them their last loss on February 4. Bill Self has mentioned the immaturity of his young team at times, and inexperience isn't always a good thing during March Madness. Kansas hasn't cashed a single over in a road game this year.

The final top seed for the Big Dance is likely to be Michigan State. If the Spartans beat Ohio State in the regular season finale at home, where they are 11-3 ATS, they will win the Big Ten title.

MSU started the season unranked and then lost its first two games to North Carolina and Duke. But this program always seems to peak at the right time. No matter what state they enter the tourney in; Tom Izzo always has his Sparties ready to play come March.

If Duke wins the ACC tournament then it would make a strong case to the committee for a No. 1 bid.

Ohio State, an early favorite to win the national championship, has lost three of its last five games overall. If the Buckeyes can't win their conference tournament then they will look more like a No. 2 or 3 seed in the betting brackets rather than a No. 1.

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cnotes Posts:24859 Followers:33
03/04/2012 09:14 AM

Spartans And Buckeyes Highlight Sunday Slate

It's a Big Ten kind of Sunday afternoon as the regular season officially draws to a close on the college hardwood. All five ranked teams from the conference will be in action, with the big matchup taking place in East Lansing where the No. 5 Michigan State Spartans host No. 10 Ohio State.

At stake during the course of the day will be the top seed in next week's conference tourney at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The Spartans can claim the regular season title all to themselves with a win over the Buckeyes, while an OSU victory plus a Wolverines triumph at Penn State would send the seeding to tiebreakers with a three-team deadlock at the top of the league.

The Spartans and Buckeyes get underway at Breslin Events Center a little past 4:00 p.m. (ET). No. 13 Michigan tips against the Nittany Lions at 1:00 p.m. (ET), the same time Illinois and No. 14 Wisconsin begin their clash in Madison. Wrapping things up at 6:00 p.m. (ET) will be the No. 18 Indiana Hoosiers at home vs. Purdue.

Michigan State missed its chance to grab the regular season crown this past Tuesday at Indiana. Favored by 2½ on the road, the Spartans fell 70-55 to a Hoosiers team that picked up its third win vs. a top 5 squad this season. The defeat stopped a 7-game win streak for MSU who has covered eight of its last 11 contests.

Ohio State needed just about every tick of the clock Wednesday to escape Northwestern with a win. Jared Sullinger's bucket in the final seconds helped the Buckeyes to a 75-73 win as 7½-point favorites. Thad Matta's squad enters Sunday's game with a 3-3 mark the last six, and just 1-5-1 against the spread over the past seven.

About three weeks ago in Columbus, Michigan State ended OSU's 39-game home court win streak with a 58-48 decision. The odds closed with Ohio State -8, and the Spartans' defense ruled the day in holding the Buckeyes to a season low on the scoreboard on just 14-of-53 shooting (26.4%). Michigan State's victory snapped a 3-game losing streak to Ohio State.

Michigan will try and keep its conference title hopes alive with a fourth consecutive road win. The Wolverines bounced back from a home defeat to a hot-shooting Purdue squad by taking down Illinois this past Thursday, 72-62. The victory marked Michigan's first win in Champaign since 1995, and came as a 2½-point road 'dog to the Fighting Illini.

Penn State comes in on a 3-game skid and 2-7 in its last nine. The Nittany Lions are just 4-4 at home, but 5-1-2 ATS at Jordan Center.

The Wolverines and Lions opened their Big Ten campaigns against each other back on Dec. 29 in Ann Arbor. Michigan (-10½) skated to a 71-53 win behind Tim Hardaway Jr.'s 26 points, and has triumphed its last two trips to Penn State.

Wisconsin has already sewn up the No. 4 seed and a first-round bye in next week's conference tourney. The Badgers will be seeking their first season sweep of Illinois since winning three clashes over the Illini in 2008 while extending their recent domination in the series that currently stands 9-4 in the last 13.

Bo Ryan's troops were slim 1-point favorites in Champaign on Jan. 22, coming home with a 67-63 triumph. The final skipped past the 112½-point total for the third straight 'over' between the two.

Rivals Indiana and Purdue will be squaring off for the No. 5 seed in Indianapolis when they take the floor at Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers have won six of their last seven, a stretch that started with a 78-61 upset at Purdue on Feb. 4. The Boilermakers have won five of their last six, and covered six of seven since the defeat to Indiana.

Purdue was cold as ice on the offensive end of the floor when Indiana pulled off the Feb. 4 upset as a 3½-point underdog. The Boilermakers sank just 21-of-71 field goals, 5-of-21 from 3-point range, while the Hoosiers netted two more buckets on 16 fewer shots. Indiana's victory stopped a 5-game losing streak to Purdue.

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cnotes Posts:24859 Followers:33
03/04/2012 09:18 AM

Sunday's betting tips: Heat responds well to losses

Who’s hot

NBA: The Heat is 5-0 ATS in its last five games following an ATS loss.

NBA: The Clippers are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games following an ATS loss.

NHL: The road team is 10-4 in the last 14 Blackhawks-Red Wings meetings.

NHL: Ottawa is 21-6 in its last 27 games at Florida.

NCAAB: Purdue is 6-1 ATS in its last seven games.

NCAAB: Arizona is 8-0 ATS in its last eight games following an ATS loss.

Who’s not

NBA: The 76ers are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games playing on one day’s rest.

NBA: The favorite is 2-12 ATS in the last 14 Denver-San Antonio meetings.

NHL: The Flames are 1-5 in their last six games.

NHL: Minnesota is 2-6 in its last eight home games.

NCAAB: Florida State is 2-6 ATS in its last eight conference games.

NCAAB: Stanford is 1-5 ATS in its last six meetings with California.

Key stat

40 – That’s how many rebounds Arizona senior shooting guard Kyle Fogg has grabbed in the past four games. The Wildcats, who have gone 3-1 in that span, visit Arizona State on Sunday in a bitter rivalry. Fogg has scored at least 15 points in five of his last six games and is arguably playing the best ball of his career. “He’s really on a great run,” coach Sean Miller said.

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

A virus kept Celtics guard Ray Allen out of Friday’s win over the Nets, but Allen is listed as probable for the Knicks’ visit on Sunday. Mickael Pietrus started for Allen and scored 11 points in 23 minutes. Allen is averaging 14.8 points and 2.7 assists and has hit 70 of 144 3-pointers.

Games of the day

No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats at No. 13 Florida Gators (3, 141)

Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers (2.5, 193.5)

No. 11 Ohio State Buckeyes at No. 5 Michigan State Spartans (-2.5, 126)

Notable quotable

"The initial step will be to heal from the surgery. Secondly, we will recondition his arm and body to where he was prior to the injury. Lastly, we will put A.J. through the same progression as he would have gone through here in spring training." – Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said on newly acquired pitcher A.J. Burnett, who will miss two to three months with a facial fracture. Pittsburgh had hoped Burnett would start on Opening Day.

Notes and tips

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has told the Saints he will hold proceedings to determine punishment against the team and those involved with the “bounty program.” Goodell, who said he’d confer with the players’ union about appropriate discipline, could impose fines and suspensions and even force New Orleans to surrender draft picks. The team, meanwhile, placed the franchise tag on QB Drew Brees after the sides were unable to reach a long-term deal.

Michigan State needs someone besides power forward Draymond Green to step up against the Buckeyes. The Spartans’ senior leader has scored 49 points the past two games, but no other player reached double figures in either game. Count on Ohio State big man Jared Sullinger to play better than he did in the first meeting, when he was swarmed in the post and committed 10 turnovers.

UConn coach Jim Calhoun returned to the bench Saturday, less than a week after having back surgery, for the Huskies’ 74-65 win over Pittsburgh. He had missed eight games with spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spine. Calhoun will be on the bench for the Big East tournament. The defending national champs appear on track for an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.

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cnotes Posts:24859 Followers:33
03/04/2012 09:19 AM

Armadillo: Sunday's six-pack

-- Turns out the Mavericks didn't send Lamar Odom to the D-League, but they did get their point across. Interested to see how he plays from this point on. It doesn't take a lot to try hard.

-- Odom had 9 points in 18 minutes Saturday, as Mavericks beat Utah by 6 in a game where Odom was +6.

-- Mets 1B Ike Davis may have Valley Fever, a fungal infection that did lot to screw up Conor Jackson's career three years ago. Then again, with the Mets' doctors, Davis may have an ingrown toenail.

-- Nate Wolters on South Dakota State is averaging 20 ppg, five assists and six rebounds a game. He is only D-I kid in America doing that.

-- Siena scored an upset win in the MAAC tourney in Springfield, with an 84-82 OT win over Manhattan. Saints only used six guys-- they all played 35+ minutes. Not sure I've seen that before.

-- Substitute teacher/utility infielder Wes Timmons is 3-5 for the A's in the first two exhibition games. God I hope he makes the team.


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Armadillo: Sunday's List of 13: Wrapping up a sports Saturday........

13) Biggest upset Saturday seems to be Illinois State beating Wichita State 65-64 in the MVC tourney in St Louis; Redbirds were 12-point dog, in a game where neither team shot 35% from floor. Shockers led by 8 at half, have to be bitterly disappointed with this result.

12) Utah and Oregon both play in Pac-12; halftime score in Eugene was Oregon 52-14. 52 to freakin' 14. Ducks wound up winning, 94-48. Long way to go in the Utes' rebuilding process.

11) Former Utah coach Rick Majerus forgot to take his blood pressure medication and was hospitalized for a while in Pittsburgh; he missed his team's 75-60 win at Duquesne. Majerus' Saint Louis team is very good, not terribly athletic but they play well together.

10) Tennessee State gave Murray State all they wanted, but the Racers pulled thru at the end and won the OVC title, 54-52. Tigers are going to give somebody some problems in the NIT- they're only team that beat Murray State all season.

9) Long Beach State lost 77-74 at Cal State-Fullerton, 49ers' first loss in conference play this year; not sure if that will relax them or put even more pressure on them next weekend in Anaheim. Long Beach lost in Big West tourney last two years to UCSB; now Fullerton seems like the #1 threat.

8) Iowa State beat Baylor 81-72 after being down 7 at half; Cyclones will be an interesting team to track on Selection Sunday. Fred Hoiberg molded a group of mostly transfers into a cohesive unit.

7) Ben Howland has taken a lot of grief this season, and maybe lot of it is deserved, but UCLA was 7-2 vs spread this season as a home favorite in an arena that isn't their normal home. So Howland may lack people skills, but he can coach. He just needs his players to stay in school longer.

6) Evansville split pair with Creighton during season, with loss by only a single point (93-92), but Bluejays pounded Evansville 99-71 in the semis Saturday, and will face Cinderella Illinois State in the MVC final Sunday. Creighton has an excellent offensive team.

5) San Francisco coach Rex Walters got the cheesiest technical I've ever seen in a college game, when his team was down by a hoop; he didn't say anything to the ref, just clapped his hands and feigned trying to scramble back into the coaches' box. Ref didn't appreciate it and T'd him up, and it hurt the Dons. Sometimes officials get a little full of themselves.

4) Is there a stranger team that Vanderbilt? They whack Florida on Senior Night, a very emotional game, then go to Tennessee and lose to the Vols. You just never know what you're getting with the Commodores.

3) North Carolina jumped out 22-5 at Duke, and the Blue Devils never got closer than 11 points as the Tar Heels won the ACC regular season title with a shockingly-easy 88-70 win. PG Marshall was dominant for UNC, getting to the basket with his dribble over and over.

2) Funny how different leagues have different quirks to their conference tournaments; WCC and Horizon give top two seeds byes to the semis; Summit League has #1/#2 seeds play their first round game a day earlier than the #3/#4 seeds to give them an edge in the semis. Lot of leagues have the tournament on the home court of the #1 seed. Championship Week is great fun; hope the powers-that-be never do away with it.

1) Horizon Final Tuesday night is going to be Detroit at Valparaiso, in an extremely emotional game for Valpo, whose former coach Homer Drew is father of the current coach Bryce Drew-- Homer and his wife are fighting cancer at the same time. Homer's other son Scott coaches Baylor.

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03/04/2012 09:20 AM

NCAAB
Dunkel

Ohio State at Michigan State
The Spartans look to build on their 8-0 ATS record in their last 8 home games. Michigan State is the pick (-2 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Spartans favored by 7 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Michigan State (-2 1/2). Here are all of today's early games.

SUNDAY, MARCH 4

Game 817-818: Clemson at Florida State (12:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Clemson 61.499; Florida State 71.749
Dunkel Line: Florida State by 10 1/2; 119
Vegas Line: Florida State by 6 1/2; 123 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Florida State (-6 1/2); Under

Game 819-820: Kentucky at Florida (12:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Kentucky 79.637; Florida 70.223
Dunkel Line: Kentucky by 9 1/2; 145
Vegas Line: Kentucky by 4; 141
Dunkel Pick: Kentucky (-4); Over

Game 821-822: Michigan at Penn State (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Michigan 68.224; Penn State 59.373
Dunkel Line: Michigan by 9; 126
Vegas Line: Michigan by 5; 121
Dunkel Pick Michigan (-5); Over

Game 823-824: Ohio State at Michigan State (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Ohio State 71.627; Michigan State 78.497
Dunkel Line: Michigan State by 7; 125
Vegas Line: Michigan State by 2 1/2; 128 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Michigan State (-2 1/2); Under

Game 825-826: Illinois at Wisconsin (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Illinois 60.547; Wisconsin 74.171
Dunkel Line: Wisconsin by 13 1/2; 109
Vegas Line: Wisconsin by 10 1/2; 114 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Wisconsin (-10 1/2); Under

Game 827-828: Virginia at Maryland (2:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Virginia 65.173; Maryland 61.666
Dunkel Line: Virginia by 4 1/2; 125
Vegas Line: Virginia by 3 1/2; 120 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Virginia (-3 1/2); Over

Game 829-830: Arizona at Arizona State (3:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Arizona 61.071; Arizona State 50.947
Dunkel Line: Arizona by 10; 127
Vegas Line: Arizona by 8 1/2; 122
Dunkel Pick: Arizona (-8 1/2); Over

Game 831-832: California at Stanford (5:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: California 65.444; Stanford 67.546
Dunkel Line: Stanford by 2; 125
Vegas Line: California by 1; 129 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Stanford (+1); Under

Game 833-834: Purdue at Indiana (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Purdue 72.122; Indiana 75.623
Dunkel Line: Indiana by 3 1/2; 149
Vegas Line: Indiana by 6 1/2; 145 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Purdue (+6 1/2); Over

Game 835-836: NC State at Virginia Tech (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NC State 63.437; Virginia Tech 62.625
Dunkel Line: NC State by 1; 128
Vegas Line: Virginia Tech by 1 1/2; 133
Dunkel Pick: NC State (+1 1/2); Under

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03/04/2012 09:22 AM

NCAAB
Long Sheet

Sunday, March 4

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CLEMSON (16 - 13) at FLORIDA ST (20 - 9) - 3/4/2012, 12:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CLEMSON is 10-21 ATS (-13.1 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.
FLORIDA ST is 19-10 ATS (+8.0 Units) after a conference game over the last 2 seasons.

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

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KENTUCKY (29 - 1) at FLORIDA (22 - 8) - 3/4/2012, 12:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
FLORIDA is 19-8 ATS (+10.2 Units) after failing to cover the spread in 3 or more consecutive games since 1997.
KENTUCKY is 61-39 ATS (+18.1 Units) in March games since 1997.
KENTUCKY is 95-68 ATS (+20.2 Units) in road games after a conference game since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
KENTUCKY is 3-2 against the spread versus FLORIDA over the last 3 seasons
KENTUCKY is 5-1 straight up against FLORIDA over the last 3 seasons
3 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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MICHIGAN (22 - 8) at PENN ST (12 - 18) - 3/4/2012, 1:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MICHIGAN is 38-19 ATS (+17.1 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
MICHIGAN is 38-19 ATS (+17.1 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
MICHIGAN is 22-9 ATS (+12.1 Units) when the total is 120 to 129.5 over the last 2 seasons.
MICHIGAN is 25-12 ATS (+11.8 Units) against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
MICHIGAN is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) in March games over the last 2 seasons.
MICHIGAN is 24-12 ATS (+10.8 Units) after a conference game over the last 2 seasons.

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

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OHIO ST (24 - 6) at MICHIGAN ST (24 - 6) - 3/4/2012, 4:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MICHIGAN ST is 18-9 ATS (+8.1 Units) in all games this season.
MICHIGAN ST is 18-9 ATS (+8.1 Units) in all lined games this season.
MICHIGAN ST is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) in all home games this season.
MICHIGAN ST is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) in home lined games this season.
MICHIGAN ST is 12-5 ATS (+6.5 Units) against conference opponents this season.
MICHIGAN ST is 7-0 ATS (+7.0 Units) in home games after a conference game this season.
MICHIGAN ST is 15-7 ATS (+7.3 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
MICHIGAN ST is 10-3 ATS (+6.7 Units) versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game this season.
OHIO ST is 28-10 ATS (+17.0 Units) revenging a home loss vs opponent since 1997.
OHIO ST is 183-145 ATS (+23.5 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
OHIO ST is 116-87 ATS (+20.3 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games since 1997.
MICHIGAN ST is 1-11 ATS (-11.1 Units) as a home favorite of 3 points or less or pick since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
MICHIGAN ST is 2-1 against the spread versus OHIO ST over the last 3 seasons
OHIO ST is 2-1 straight up against MICHIGAN 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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ILLINOIS (17 - 13) at WISCONSIN (22 - 8) - 3/4/2012, 1:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ILLINOIS is 4-11 ATS (-8.1 Units) after a conference game this season.
WISCONSIN is 25-11 ATS (+12.9 Units) after allowing 60 points or less over the last 2 seasons.
WISCONSIN is 1-7 ATS (-6.7 Units) in home games against conference opponents this season.
WISCONSIN is 1-7 ATS (-6.7 Units) in home games after a conference game this season.
WISCONSIN is 2-8 ATS (-6.8 Units) off a win against a conference rival this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
WISCONSIN is 3-3 against the spread versus ILLINOIS over the last 3 seasons
WISCONSIN is 3-3 straight up against ILLINOIS over the last 3 seasons
4 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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VIRGINIA (21 - 8) at MARYLAND (16 - 13) - 3/4/2012, 2:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
VIRGINIA is 49-72 ATS (-30.2 Units) in road games after a conference game since 1997.
VIRGINIA is 27-44 ATS (-21.4 Units) in road games off a loss against a conference rival since 1997.
MARYLAND is 19-6 ATS (+12.4 Units) in home games versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game after 15+ games since 1997.
MARYLAND is 34-13 ATS (+19.7 Units) in home games versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game since 1997.
VIRGINIA is 31-18 ATS (+11.2 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
VIRGINIA is 31-18 ATS (+11.2 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
VIRGINIA is 13-5 ATS (+7.5 Units) when the total is 120 to 129.5 over the last 2 seasons.
VIRGINIA is 14-4 ATS (+9.6 Units) in road games over the last 2 seasons.
VIRGINIA is 14-4 ATS (+9.6 Units) in road lined games over the last 2 seasons.
VIRGINIA is 7-0 ATS (+7.0 Units) in a road game where the total is 120 to 129.5 over the last 2 seasons.
VIRGINIA is 24-14 ATS (+8.6 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
MARYLAND is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) when the total is 120 to 129.5 over the last 3 seasons.
MARYLAND is 11-22 ATS (-13.2 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
MARYLAND is 6-17 ATS (-12.7 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
MARYLAND is 3-2 against the spread versus VIRGINIA over the last 3 seasons
MARYLAND is 3-2 straight up against VIRGINIA over the last 3 seasons
3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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ARIZONA (21 - 9) at ARIZONA ST (9 - 20) - 3/4/2012, 3:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ARIZONA is 8-1 ATS (+6.9 Units) in road games this season.
ARIZONA is 8-1 ATS (+6.9 Units) in road lined games this season.
ARIZONA ST is 8-21 ATS (-15.1 Units) in all games this season.
ARIZONA ST is 8-21 ATS (-15.1 Units) in all lined games this season.
ARIZONA ST is 2-12 ATS (-11.2 Units) when the total is 120 to 129.5 this season.
ARIZONA ST is 13-25 ATS (-14.5 Units) as an underdog over the last 3 seasons.
ARIZONA ST is 4-12 ATS (-9.2 Units) in all home games this season.
ARIZONA ST is 4-12 ATS (-9.2 Units) in home lined games this season.
ARIZONA ST is 1-8 ATS (-7.8 Units) revenging a road loss vs opponent this season.
ARIZONA ST is 21-34 ATS (-16.4 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.
ARIZONA ST is 7-18 ATS (-12.8 Units) versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game over the last 3 seasons.

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

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CALIFORNIA (23 - 7) at STANFORD (19 - 10) - 3/4/2012, 5:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CALIFORNIA is 20-41 ATS (-25.1 Units) versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game after 15+ games since 1997.
CALIFORNIA is 16-6 ATS (+9.4 Units) as a road favorite of 3 points or less or pick since 1997.
CALIFORNIA is 88-62 ATS (+19.8 Units) in road games against conference opponents since 1997.
CALIFORNIA is 88-62 ATS (+19.8 Units) in road games after a conference game since 1997.
STANFORD is 5-18 ATS (-14.8 Units) revenging a road loss vs opponent over the last 3 seasons.

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

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PURDUE (20 - 10) at INDIANA (23 - 7) - 3/4/2012, 6:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
PURDUE is 10-22 ATS (-14.2 Units) in road games revenging a home loss vs opponent since 1997.
PURDUE is 46-71 ATS (-32.1 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games since 1997.
PURDUE is 6-16 ATS (-11.6 Units) in road games versus good offensive teams - scoring 77+ points/game after 15+ games since 1997.
INDIANA is 15-8 ATS (+6.2 Units) in all games this season.
INDIANA is 15-8 ATS (+6.2 Units) in all lined games this season.
INDIANA is 9-1 ATS (+7.9 Units) after allowing 60 points or less this season.
PURDUE is 34-23 ATS (+8.7 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
PURDUE is 34-23 ATS (+8.7 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
INDIANA is 3-1 against the spread versus PURDUE over the last 3 seasons
PURDUE is 4-1 straight up against INDIANA 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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NC STATE (19 - 11) at VIRGINIA TECH (15 - 15) - 3/4/2012, 6:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NC STATE is 8-19 ATS (-12.9 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
NC STATE is 9-20 ATS (-13.0 Units) against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
NC STATE is 8-19 ATS (-12.9 Units) after a conference game over the last 2 seasons.
NC STATE is 2-9 ATS (-7.9 Units) versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game after 15+ games over the last 2 seasons.
NC STATE is 5-15 ATS (-11.5 Units) versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game over the last 2 seasons.
VIRGINIA TECH is 4-11 ATS (-8.1 Units) as a favorite this season.
VIRGINIA TECH is 2-9 ATS (-7.9 Units) in all home games this season.
VIRGINIA TECH is 2-9 ATS (-7.9 Units) in home lined games this season.
VIRGINIA TECH is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) in home games against conference opponents this season.
VIRGINIA TECH is 0-7 ATS (-7.7 Units) in home games after a conference game this season.
VIRGINIA TECH is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) in home games off a loss against a conference rival this season.
VIRGINIA TECH is 2-9 ATS (-7.9 Units) after scoring 60 points or less this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
VIRGINIA TECH is 3-0 against the spread versus NC STATE over the last 3 seasons
VIRGINIA TECH is 3-0 straight up against NC STATE 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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OLD DOMINION (19 - 12) vs. DREXEL (25 - 5) - 3/4/2012, 2:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

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

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N TEXAS (16 - 13) vs. LA-LAFAYETTE (16 - 14) - 3/4/2012, 7:15 PM
Top Trends for this game.
N TEXAS is 17-6 ATS (+10.4 Units) in all games this season.
N TEXAS is 17-6 ATS (+10.4 Units) in all lined games this season.
N TEXAS is 16-5 ATS (+10.5 Units) when the total is 130 to 139.5 over the last 3 seasons.
N TEXAS is 13-3 ATS (+9.7 Units) against conference opponents this season.
N TEXAS is 20-8 ATS (+11.2 Units) in March games since 1997.
N TEXAS is 13-2 ATS (+10.8 Units) after a conference game this season.
N TEXAS is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) off a loss against a conference rival this season.
N TEXAS is 15-6 ATS (+8.4 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
N TEXAS is 4-2 against the spread versus LA-LAFAYETTE over the last 3 seasons
LA-LAFAYETTE is 4-2 straight up against N TEXAS over the last 3 seasons
4 of 6 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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W CAROLINA (15 - 17) vs. UNC-GREENSBORO (12 - 18) - 3/4/2012, 6:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
UNC-GREENSBORO is 5-1 against the spread versus W CAROLINA over the last 3 seasons
W CAROLINA is 6-1 straight up against UNC-GREENSBORO over the last 3 seasons
4 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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ROBERT MORRIS (23 - 9) at WAGNER (25 - 5) - 3/4/2012, 12:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
WAGNER is 1-0 against the spread versus ROBERT MORRIS over the last 3 seasons
ROBERT MORRIS is 4-2 straight up against WAGNER over the last 3 seasons

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QUINNIPIAC (18 - 12) at LONG ISLAND (23 - 8) - 3/4/2012, 6:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
LONG ISLAND is 1-0 against the spread versus QUINNIPIAC over the last 3 seasons
LONG ISLAND is 3-2 straight up against QUINNIPIAC 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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N DAKOTA ST (17 - 12) vs. W ILLINOIS (16 - 13) - 3/4/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
W ILLINOIS is 7-1 ATS (+5.9 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
W ILLINOIS is 14-28 ATS (-16.8 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
W ILLINOIS is 14-28 ATS (-16.8 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
W ILLINOIS is 11-25 ATS (-16.5 Units) against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
W ILLINOIS is 3-1 against the spread versus N DAKOTA ST over the last 3 seasons
W ILLINOIS is 3-3 straight up against N DAKOTA 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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SOUTHERN UTAH (13 - 16) vs. OAKLAND (17 - 14) - 3/4/2012, 9:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
OAKLAND is 33-22 ATS (+8.8 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
OAKLAND is 33-22 ATS (+8.8 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
OAKLAND is 10-2 ATS (+7.8 Units) in all neutral court games over the last 3 seasons.
OAKLAND is 15-4 ATS (+10.6 Units) in road games against conference opponents over the last 2 seasons.
OAKLAND is 13-2 ATS (+10.8 Units) in March games since 1997.
OAKLAND is 23-13 ATS (+8.7 Units) after a conference game over the last 2 seasons.
OAKLAND is 10-2 ATS (+7.8 Units) when playing on a neutral court over the last 3 seasons.
OAKLAND is 20-8 ATS (+11.2 Units) off a win against a conference rival over the last 2 seasons.
OAKLAND is 14-5 ATS (+8.5 Units) in road games after scoring 80 points or more over the last 2 seasons.
OAKLAND is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) in road games in all tournament games over the last 2 seasons.
OAKLAND is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) in conference tournament games over the last 3 seasons.
OAKLAND is 10-2 ATS (+7.8 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
OAKLAND is 4-2 against the spread versus SOUTHERN UTAH over the last 3 seasons
OAKLAND is 7-0 straight up against SOUTHERN UTAH over the last 3 seasons
4 of 6 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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cnotes Posts:24859 Followers:33
03/04/2012 09:25 AM

NCAAB

Sunday, March 4

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Game of the day: Ohio State at Michigan State
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Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan State Spartans (-2.5, 126)

THE STORY: No. 11 Ohio State has a chance to grab a share of the Big Ten regular season title for a third consecutive year. The Buckeyes were held to 26 percent shooting in their first meeting with No. 5 Michigan State this season - a 58-48 setback on Feb. 11 that ended Ohio State's 39-game home winning streak. Saturday's game features a rematch of the league's top two frontcourt players in Ohio State sophomore Jared Sullinger and Michigan State senior Draymond Green. Sullinger committed a career-high 10 turnovers in the Feb. 11 clash.

TV: 4 p.m. ET, CBS.

ABOUT OHIO STATE (24-6, 12-5 Big Ten, 14-11 ATS): Outside shooting has been the biggest weak spot for the Buckeyes this season. After leading the nation in 3-point percentage last season, Ohio State is ninth in the Big Ten this year at 33.2 percent. The team's inability to spread defenses has made life tougher for Sullinger, who leads the Buckeyes with 17 points and 9.3 rebounds per game but has been held in check by double-teams in many of Ohio State's losses. Despite their recent struggles, the Buckeyes still lead the Big Ten in scoring margin at plus 16.6 and rank among the national leaders in rebounding and defensive efficiency.

ABOUT MICHIGAN STATE (24-6, 13-4, 18-9 ATS): The Spartans have been extremely tough defensively, holding 11 straight opponents to 62 points or fewer before Tuesday's 70-55 setback at Indiana. Michigan State is second nationally in opponent field-goal percentage (37.5) and 12th in scoring defense (58.2). Green is the front-runner for Big Ten Player of the Year honors, ranking among the league's top 10 in scoring (16.1, 6th), rebounding (10.2, 1st), assists (3.6, 10th) and steals (1.5, 5th). He had 29 points in Tuesday's loss to Indiana, accounting for more than half of his team's total.

TRENDS:

* Buckeyes are 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings in Michigan State.
* Road team is 14-3 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
* Underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings.

TIP-INS:

1. Michigan State leads the all-time series, 59-51 SU, and owns a 36-16 advantage in East Lansing.

2. Following its win last month in Columbus, the Spartans have a slim 5-4 edge over the Buckeyes in games where both teams come into the game nationally ranked.

3. Michigan State and Ohio State rank 1-2 in the Big Ten in rebounding margin at plus-9.2 and plus-7.6, respectively.

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cnotes Posts:24859 Followers:33
03/04/2012 09:26 AM

NCAAB

Sunday, March 4

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Beware of dog: Six teams with conference tournament upset potential
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Last March belonged to the UConn Huskies.

After stumbling into the postseason, losing four of their final five games, the Huskies rolled to a 97-71 win over DePaul in the opening round of the Big East tournament and never looked back. Repeating Connecticut’s improbable march to the national title is a near-impossible feat. But all great Cinderella runs have to start somewhere.

These programs may not advance beyond their first postseason matchup, but they’re perfectly capable of throwing a wrench in their respective conference tournaments. Keep an eye out for these programs with dangerous upset potential:

Big Ten: Iowa Hawkeyes

The Hawkeyes are a forgotten team in the Big Ten, what with all the hoopla around Ohio State, the Michigan schools and the rebirth of Hoosiers basketball. But what a lot of college basketball bettors might not know is that Iowa is the most feared team in the league.

It’s collected two wins over Wisconsin, one against Indiana and one against Michigan. Guard Matt Gatens is a cold-blooded killer from beyond the arc and if he gets hot, there’s nothing you can do. The senior has averaged 24.6 points over his last five games.

ACC: Miami Hurricanes

The Canes’ season seemed like it was in the crapper when star big Reggie Johnson was declared ineligible last week. However, the school pushed to have him reinstated and the NCAA let him go with a slap on the wrist. Johnson is a huge part of Miami’s success – 6-foot-10 and 284 pounds of it. He leads the team in rebounding (7.0) and chips in more than 10 points per game.

The Hurricanes aren’t expected to get an at-large bid to the Big Dance, so that gives them added motivation during the ACC tournament. What really makes Miami a ticking upset bomb is the fact it has beaten some of the best in the conference, including Duke and Florida State. Miami's dismantling of B.C. on Saturday gives the Hurricanes a chance for a first-round bye in the ACC tourney.

Big 12: Kansas State Wildcats

Frank Martin already has his program primed for a spot among the lucky 68. But, if you think KSU’s mad man will be happy with that, you’ve never seen the rage in Martin’s eyes. The Wildcats are a live dog in the Big 12 tournament, and have been picking up major momentum heading into the postseason. They’ve won three of their last four, including victories over Baylor and Missouri.

Kansas State is spotty offensively, and can go ice cold from outside at times. But the Wildcats flexed their scoring muscle in a shootout with Texas A&M last week, draining 12 3-pointers against the best 3-point defense in the conference. Kansas State is still one of the better defensive programs in the country, and can keep any game close.

Big East: South Florida Bulls

The Bulls have won six of their last eight games despite Saturday's 50-44 loss to West Virginia, and have won a program-best 12 games in Big East play. South Florida may have punched its dance ticket with a 58-51 upset over Louisville on Wednesday as it proved it can hang with the conference's elite. The Bulls play lockdown defense, giving up just 57.4 points per game this season – eighth in the country.

Having earned a first-round bye in the Big East tournament, the Bulls should command the respect of college hoops bettors. South Florida has held eight straight opponents under 60 points.

Pac-12: Colorado Buffaloes

The Pac-12 is hot mess, like Lindsay Lohan or Brittany Spears. There are glimpses of past glory, but when you take a step back and breathe it all in, it stinks. That leaves room for a ton of upset potential during the Pac-12 tournament. Cal and Washington may be on top of the standings, but they’re far from sure things.

The Buffaloes, however, are the new kids on the block and have proved they belong in their new home. Their most recent victory came over the Golden Bears – by 13 points – and they’ve scored wins against Washington, Arizona and Oregon. The Buffs have terrific senior leadership that should help them bounce back from Saturday's 83-69 loss at Oregon State.

SEC: Tennessee Volunteers

The Vols could be seeded as high as No. 2 in the SEC tournament, which doesn’t make them a traditional Cinderella team. However, for a program that was left for dead after the Bruce Pearl scandal, Tennessee has been defying the odds all season. It has come to life in recent weeks, going 9-2 in its last 11 games and earning a first-round bye in the SEC tournament.

The Volunteers are still not guaranteed a spot in the NCAA, despite two wins over Florida and a tough non-conference schedule that included close losses to Duke, Memphis and Pitt. First-year head coach Cuonzo Martin should win Coach of the Year honors for even having this team in the conversation.

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cnotes Posts:24859 Followers:33
03/04/2012 09:27 AM

NCAAB

Sunday, March 4

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College funds: Sunday's best NCAAB bets
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Clemson Tigers at Florida State Seminoles (-7.5, 123.5)

The Seminoles have locked up the No. 3-seed in the ACC Tournament and a first-round bye but are just 3-3 in their last six and are seeking momentum heading into the postseason.

The Tigers are winners of three straight and five of six, and still have a shot at the fourth and final bye in the conference tournament.

Clemson enters play on Sunday with the ACC’s second best scoring defense, allowing opponents 59.7 points per game. The Tigers also do a good job of applying pressure to opposing offenses, ranking first in the conference in turnover margin (+2.45) and trailing only Florida State in steals per game (7.5).

Individually, Andre Young (52) and Tanner Smith (50) are in the ACC’s top three in steals. Young paces the Clemson offense with 13.2 points per game.

FSU, which stormed back to beat Virginia in its last outing, wants to avenge the 79-59 loss to the Tigers that opened ACC play for both teams. Michael Snaer leads Florida State in scoring, averaging 13.8 points, while Ian Miller (10.8) and Bernard James (10.3) also post double-figure averages.

Clemson is 5-1 ATS in its last six road games.

Pick: Tigers


Michigan Wolverines at Penn State Nittany Lions (5.5, 121)

No. 16 Michigan can earn a share of the Big Ten regular-season title if it wins and Michigan State loses to Ohio State.

The Wolverines have won five of six as they gear up for a second straight NCAA tournament appearance. They’ve won three straight conference road games, including Thursday’s 72-61 win at Illinois.

Penn State, meanwhile, can avoid last place with a win. And the Nittany Lions are not pushovers at home, where they’ve notched 10 of their 12 wins.

Tim Frazier does it all for Penn State, averaging 18.8 points, 6.3 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 2.2 steals.

The home team is 10-3-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings.

Pick: Nittany Lions

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