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02/12/2013 06:50 PM

Tuesday, February 12

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Seton Hall - 7:00 PM ET Seton Hall +4 500
Rutgers - Over 130 500

Kentucky - 7:00 PM ET Florida -10.5 500
Florida - Under 133 500

Valparaiso - 7:00 PM ET Valparaiso +1.5 500
Wright St. -

Cleveland St. - 7:00 PM ET Cleveland St. +14.5 500
Detroit -

Towson - 7:00 PM ET Towson +4 500
James Madison -

Virginia Tech - 7:00 PM ET Virginia Tech +14 500
Virginia - Under 124 500

Manhattan - 7:00 PM ET Fairfield -8 500
Fairfield -

Loyola-Chicago - 8:00 PM ET Loyola-Chicago -5 500
Wis.-Milwaukee -

Indiana St. - 8:00 PM ET Missouri St. +4.5 500
Missouri St. -

Villanova - 8:00 PM ET Cincinnati -7.5 500
Cincinnati -

Alabama - 9:00 PM ET Georgia +1 500
Georgia - Under 111.5 500

Michigan - 9:00 PM ET Michigan St +1 500 BIG 10 GOM
Michigan St - Under 132 500

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02/13/2013 07:39 PM

Wednesday, February 13

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Texas-El Paso - 8:00 PM ET Texas-El Paso -3 500
Houston -

Arizona St. - 8:00 PM ET Arizona St. -2 500
Utah -

Creighton - 8:00 PM ET Creighton -2 500
Northern Iowa -

Tulane - 8:00 PM ET Tulane +11 500
Southern Miss -

Missouri - 8:00 PM ET Missouri -12.5 500
Mississippi St. -

Ball St. - 8:00 PM ET Ball St. +2 500
Northern Illinois -

Central Florida - 8:00 PM ET Memphis -12.5 500
Memphis - Over 138.5 500

Iowa St. - 8:00 PM ET Iowa St. +0 500
Texas -

Tennessee - 8:00 PM ET Vanderbilt -2.5 500
Vanderbilt -

Drake - 8:00 PM ET Drake +15 500
Wichita St. -

Bradley - 8:05 PM ET Illinois St. -11.5 500
Illinois St. -

Evansville - 8:05 PM ET Southern Illinois +1.5 500
Southern Illinois -

Nevada - 9:00 PM ET Wyoming -6 500
Wyoming -

West Virginia - 9:00 PM ET Baylor -8 500
Baylor - Over 134 500

Arkansas - 9:00 PM ET Auburn +3.5 500
Auburn -

North Carolina - 9:00 PM ET Duke -10.5 500
Duke - Over 151.5 500

Purdue - 9:00 PM ET Illinois -8 500 POD
Illinois - Under 133 500

UNLV - 9:00 PM ET Air Force +3.5 500
Air Force -

Providence - 9:00 PM ET South Florida +0 500
South Florida - Under 120 500

Oregon St. - 10:00 PM ET Washington St. -3.5 500
Washington St. -

San Diego St. - 10:00 PM ET Colorado St. -5.5 500
Colorado St. - Under 131.5 500

New Mexico - 10:00 PM ET New Mexico -7.5 500
Fresno St. -

UC Riverside - 10:00 PM ET UC Irvine -11 500
UC Irvine -

Oregon - 11:00 PM ET Oregon +2 500
Washington - Over 138 500

Cal St. Fullerton - 11:00 PM ET Long Beach St. -6.5 500
Long Beach St. - Over 158.5 500

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02/13/2013 11:20 PM

Bracketology Update

February 13, 2013

As is usually the case at this time of the season, NCAA Tourney projections can vary wildly from one week to the next. Which is one reason why we wanted to post another update, as much has changed from out last report a couple of weeks ago, including our four number one seeds (now Florida, Duke, Indiana, and Miami, Fl.).

Like always, we break down the projected matchups by each region, beginning with the sub-regionals, which this year will begin on Thursday, March 21. Remember, conference tournaments begin soon; previews of those will begin in just a couple of weeks.

Straight-Up records and RPI are thru Sunday, Feb. 10.

EAST REGIONAL (Washington, D.C.)

At Lexington...

1 Florida (19-3, 4) vs. 16 Florida Gulf Coast (18-8, 98)...Normally, a team like Florida would get knocked off of the top line after an effort like last week's ugly loss at Arkansas. But with almost every other potential number one seed also going down within the last week, the damage is lessened, and a watered-down SEC doesn't figure to offer too many other speed bumps for the Gators. At the moment, Fort Myers-based Florida Gulf Coast holds a slim lead over Mercer in the Atlantic Sun; the Eagles' relatively-solid RPI would probably allow them to miss the 16 vs. 16 play-in game should they win the A-Sun Tourney (although Mercer gets to host that event in Macon).

8 UNLV (18-6, 23) vs. 9 North Carolina State (17-7, 19)...Both of these sides have been sliding down the seeding scale the past couple of weeks, although each temporarily stopped the bleeding over the weekend. UNLV, however, could fall into bubble trouble if it continues to falter on the road in Mountain West play (recent losses at Boise and Fresno haven't helped), while the alarm bells would definitely have been ringing in Raleigh had the Wolfpack not squeezed out that 1-point win at Clemson on Sunday. We suspect these two both straighten themselves out before Selection Sunday, but for now rate no better than the 8-9 range.

At Austin...

4 Virginia Commonwealth (19-5, 51) vs. 13 Bucknell (20-4, 57)...VCU has regained some traction with three straight wins, and a look at the upcoming slate suggests the Rams could develop lots of momentum heading into the A-10 Tourney at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where the event has moved after being conducted at Convention Hall in Atlantic City the past few years. The Patriot League race changed in January when Lehigh G C.J. McCollum (23.9 ppg) went down with a foot injury, but Andrea Tantaros' alma mater has stayed afloat and has managed an upset over Bucknell, which temporarily assumed the league's favored role when McCollum went down. The winner of their rematch on Presidents Day at Bethlehem likely gets to host the conference tourney and the huge edge that entails.

5 Oregon (19-5, 42) vs. 12 Saint Louis (18-5, 60)...The Ducks have waddled out of protected seed territory with three losses in their last four games, coinciding with the absence of star frosh G Dominic Artis, temporarily sidelined by a foot injury. Oregon was also wobbly when finally stopping the skid on Saturday vs. Utah, so the slide could continue until Artis returns. Into our field for the first time is Jim Crews' surging Saint Louis, as the Billikens have won six straight and 15 of 17 entering this week. Three key games in the next ten days vs. Charlotte, Butler, and VCU will likely decide SLU's at-large fate.

At Philadelphia...

2 Syracuse (20-3, 8) vs. 15 Stony Brook (17-5, 81)...Good news over the weekend for Syracuse in that star F James Southerland resolved his eligibility issues and was available again for active duty. With Southerland back in the fold, look for the Orange to re-establish control of the Big East race and have a chance to end up on the top line after all. The America East race looks to be a two-horse race between the Strat-o-matic headquarters home team, Long Island's Stony Brook, and the Vermont Catamounts. Keep an eye on the league table, as the winner gets homecourt edge throughout the fast approaching conference tourney, which has proved a huge edge in this loop in the past.

7 Oklahoma (15-7, 21) vs. 10 Ole Miss (18-5, 46)...Lon Kruger's resurgent Oklahoma got the marquee win it was looking for last Saturday against Kansas, and its solid RPI suggests the Sooners could be wearing the home jerseys in the first round of the Dance. This would be a record fifth appearance with a different school in the Dance for Kruger, who has previously steered alma mater Kansas State, Florida, Illinois, and UNLV to the NCAA Tourney. Despite last Saturday's blowout loss at Missouri, we think Ole Miss is still on pretty safe ground away from the cut line, although the downgraded SEC could cause some RPI-related problems if the Rebs slip a few more times, and we would keep an eye on a possible upcoming suspension for F Reginald Buckner after throwing punches in last Saturday's loss at Missouri.

At Auburn Hills...

3 Michigan State (20-4, 11) vs. 14 Harvard (13-7, 79)...Look out for Michigan State, as Tom Izzo once again seems to have a team that could be peaking as it hits March (which we have seen from the Spartans before). A bonus as a protected seed for MSU would be an almost-certain sub-regional assignment to nearby Auburn Hills, where the dynamics could be very interesting with fans of rival Michigan (also likely ticketed for The Palace) rooting hard for the Spartans' opponent. Which could be Harvard, once again looking like the class of the Ivy League, although Tommy Amaker's side was dumped on Sunday by Columbia in a game postponed a day by the Nemo storm. The game vs. Princeton this Saturday at Cambridge appears to be the first of a two-legged showdown to determine the Ivy's Big Dance rep.

6 Cincinnati (18-6, 26) vs. 11 Temple (16-7, 49)/North Carolina 16-7, 32)...At only 6-6 in its last twelve games, Cincy is quickly slipping out of sight of a protected seed, and a quick look at the upcoming slate suggests the Bearcats could fall further down the seeding scale for Mick "The Ghost" Cronin. Tourney regulars Temple and, dare we say, North Carolina are both riding the bubble at the moment, and no guarantees to make it into the Dance. The Owls are living dangerously with a pair of one-point wins in the last week vs. Charlotte & Dayton keeping Fran Dunphy's side in the field (barely) at the moment. We've suspected this isn't one of Roy Williams' vintage Chapel Hill editions since early in the season, and last Saturday's lopsided loss at Miami further confirms those suspicions.

SOUTH REGIONAL (Arlington, TX)

At Philadelphia...

1 Duke (21-2, 1) vs. 16 Bryant (16-6, 132)/Norfolk State (15-10, 199)...Duke is No. 1 in the Coaches' Poll this week (Indiana in the AP Poll), not that the Blue Devils or any other team is welcoming that designation this season. Coach K's side almost looked as if it didn't want the burden of being number one when nearly blowing its Sunday game at lowly Boston College, surviving by only a 62-61 count. Whatever, Philly would be a proper sub-regional destination for the Blue Devils, whose alumni base is heavy in the Northeast. The America East race looks like it is going to come down to the Bryant (Gumbel) Bulldogs and Vermont Catamounts; in Bryant's case, it is quite a story after last year's 2-28 mark. Right now we suspect the AE champ likely gets involved in one of the 16 vs. 16 play-in games, as almost assuredly will be the MEAC champ. Which at the moment looks like it could once again be Norfolk State, although the Spartans will be entering March without the star of last year's giant killers, C Kyle O'Quinn, now with the NBA Orlando Magic.

8 UCLA (18-6, 39) vs. 9 Wichita State (20-5, 41)...UCLA badly needed the two wins its recorded last weekend vs. the Washington schools, as a loss to either would have been damaging to the Bruins' recently-weakening NCAA case that featured losses in 3 of 4 before the visits by the Huskies and Cougs. Still, Ben Howland's team isn't out of the woods yet. An assignment vs. Wichita would be a rematch of the 1965 Final Four at Portland, when John Wooden's Bruins rolled by a 108-89 count. That Shocker team remains one of the most-unlikely Final Four qualifiers in our memory, as Wichita lost star players Dave Stallworth and Nate Bowman during the course of that season. Like UCLA, Wichita has been heading in the wrong direction the past few weeks, losing three of four; the Shockers can still play themselves out of an at-large spot, especially if they lose their upcoming Bracket Buster vs. Detroit.

At San Jose....

4 Butler (20-4, 15) vs. 13 Middle Tennessee (22-4, 28)...Butler likely has to win the A-10 Tourney to stay in consideration for a protected seed. But if the Bulldogs succeed in Brooklyn, they will have a solid case for a top-four regional seed, with some very good non-conference wins (North Carolina, Indiana, Gonzaga) in their back pockets. As for Kermit Davis' MTSU, the upcoming Sun Belt Tourney at Hot Springs will be a chance to correct a wrong from last year when the similarly-favored Blue Raiders were dumped in the conference tourney, and unlikely Western Kentucky emerged. Remember, MTSU advanced to the NIT last March where it won games before exiting.

5 Marquette (17-5,16) vs. 12 Virginia (17-6, 100)...Marquette will certainly have a chance to play its way into a protected seed, but the treacherous Big East could also knock the Golden Eagles down the ladder as well. Marquette's difficulties shooting the three-ball (where it is only hitting 30%) could pose problems in the next few weeks. Virginia's RPI has been hurt by very-early losses to George Mason and Delaware in November, but the Wisconsin win is now looking better for Brit Hume's alma mater, and the Cavs have climbed into third place in the ACC after their crucial Sunday win at Maryland.

At Auburn Hills...

2 Michigan (21-3, 5) vs. 15 Northeastern (16-8, 127)...Recent losses at Indiana and Wisconsin have probably moved John Beilein's Wolverines off of the top line for the time being, although Michigan has time to play itself back into a number one seed. The Colonial can be thankful that Northeastern is its one contending team that is improved from year ago, or else the CAA would be a candidate to send its rep into one of the 16 vs. 16 play-in games. Which could still happen if there are upsets in the conference tourney at Richmond. What happened to the CAA this season? No more VCU (off to the A-10) in the loop, it's hardly a vintage George Mason contingent this season, and we've seen what has happened to usual contender Old Dominion.

7 San Diego State (18-5, 25) vs. 10 Villanova (15-9, 68)...A few weeks ago we were weighing Steve Fisher's SDSU as a possible protected seed, but some recent banana peels in the Mountain West have shoved the Aztecs a bit down the ladder. Meanwhile, lots of intrigue regarding surging Villanova, which can't afford too many other slip-ups like its recent loss vs. Providence, but continued its ascent last week vs. DePaul and South Florida. Now Jay Wright's Wildcats are at least in position to capitalize upon January wins over Louisville and Syracuse, which remain some very nice chips to cash on Selection Sunday.

At Salt Lake City...

3 Pittsburgh (20-5, 34) vs. 14 Davidson (17-7, 112)...Perhaps making the biggest jump of all in the past two weeks has been Jamie Dixon's surging Pittsburgh, which is moving up the Big East table in a hurry with wins in 7 of its last 8 games and a chance to hit the conference tourney in full flight with a favorable schedule in the next three weeks. Although having absorbed some losses in pre-league play, Bob McKillop's Davidson has taken command of the SoCon and appears to be a clear favorite for that fast-approaching conference tourney in Asheville.

6 Oklahoma State (17-5, 27) vs. 11 Akron (19-4, 52)...With five straight wins, including a stunner at Kansas on February 2, Ok State has moved far clear of the cut line and might have a chance to nab a protected seed if the uptick continues. A matchup vs. Akron would be a rematch of a competitive game played in the Puerto Rico Shootout back in November, when the Cowboys won by 4. As for the Zips, the question is if they could warrant serious at-large consideration (and make the MAC a two-bid league) if they lose in the conference tourney; Keith Dambrot's streaking side enters the week on a nation's-best 15-game win streak. For that reason, its upcoming Bracket Buster game vs. North Dakota State will take on added significance.

MIDWEST REGIONAL (Indianapolis)

At Dayton...

1 Indiana (21-3, 13) vs. 16 Southern U (16-8, 186)/UNC-Asheville (15-10, 157)...Although Indiana blew a chance to remain on top of the polls when losing at Illinois last week, the Sunday win at Ohio State stabilized the situation enough so that the Hoosiers probably remain on the top line as we head into mid-February. Expect the Big South and SWAC champs to be two of the four teams in the pair of 16 vs. 16 play-in games. Significant developments over the past two weeks in the Big South, as UNC-Asheville has pulled ahead of Charleston Southern in the South half of the loop and would now appear to be the favorite for the upcoming conference tourney, where Charleston Southern and Scott Cherry's High Point figure to provide the stiffest opposition. Meanwhile, Southern U remains the only SWAC side above .500, although Arkansas-Pine Bluff enters the week having pulled level in the league standings.

8 Kentucky (17-6, 44) vs. 9 Colorado (16-7, 20)...Yes, we acknowledged that John Calipari's newest group of diaper dandies isn't quite the equal of his last one a year ago. But no, we don't think the Cats are going to be in danger of missing the Dance, with several winnable games remaining on the SEC slate. Colorado has also moved safely away from the cut line after last weekend's pair of wins on the road against the Oregon schools. The Buffs had put themselves in some trouble with a slow start in Pac-12 play, but their solid RPI ought to provide some cushion on Selection Sunday.

At Kansas City...

4 Notre Dame (19-5, 50) vs. 13 Belmont (20-5, 18)...Five overtimes vs. Louisville is enough to move Notre Dame (at least temporarily) back into protected seed territory. But the Irish still have three Big East road games remaining vs. currently-ranked teams and could slide back into the 6-7 seed range if not careful. Belmont, like fellow mid-majors Akron and La Tech, has positioned itself for a possible at-large berth if it can't win the tourney in the Ohio Valley, where the Bruins moved from the Atlantic Sun. Stiff opposition, however, figures to come from Isaiah Canaan and Murray State, which won the OVC Tourney a year ago and beat the Bruins last week. Both are also involved in tricky Bracket Busters (Belmont vs. Ohio, the Racers against Nate "53-point" Wolters and South Dakota State) late next week.

5 Colorado State (19-4, 14) vs. 12 Arizona State (18-6, 61)...Don't sleep on senior-laden CSU, which has cracked the national rankings for the first time in 59 years, has won four straight, and has an RPI to suggest that the Rams could be in contention for a protected seed if they keep winning. Arizona State's prospects are a bit more dicey at the moment, especially after Saturday's narrow home loss vs. Stanford. Not much more room for error for Herb Sendek's Sun Devils if they want to stay on the safe side of the cut line.

At Lexington...

2 Louisville (19-5, 7) vs. 15 Montana (18-4, 86)....Although Rick Pitino's Cards have lost four times in recent weeks (including the five-OT marathon on Saturday at Notre Dame), the 'Ville and its single-digit RPI remain in solid shape for a protected seed. Since a recent win over Weber State, Montana has been in control of the Big Sky race, which comes with an extra bonus; the regular-season champ gets to host the conference tourney. Remember, the Grizzlies have not lost in 14 games since star G Will Cherry returned to the starting lineup in mid-December after missing the first month of the season with a foot injury.

7 Creighton (20-5, 31) vs. 10 Minnesota (17-7, 10)...Both of these sides are dropping like rocks in recent weeks. Which is particularly worrying for Tubby Smith's Minnesota, which has fallen apart in the second half of the season before and could be in danger of doing so again, with losses in six of its last eight games. The Gophers are also just 5-6 in Big Ten play and will be giving the Selection Committee an excuse to ignore them if finishing below .500 in conference play. As for Creighton, it is in an earlier stage of descent, but 4 losses in its last 7 have dropped Doug McDermott and the Bluejays far away from protected seed territory.

At Kansas City...

3 Kansas (19-4, 9) vs. 14 Valparaiso (19-6, 88)...We've had Kansas on the top line for much of the season, but a current three-game losing streak has knocked the Jayhawks down a couple of rungs on the ladder. But not out of protected seed territory and a likely sub-regional assignment at the Sprint Center in nearby Kansas City...at least not yet. The Horizon race looks to be tilting in the direction of Valpo, which will get to host the conference tourney (as it did last year, when losing in the finale vs. Ray McCallum's Detroit) if it wins the loop's regular-season crown.

6 Wisconsin (17-7, 43) vs. 11 Saint Mary's (21-4, 54)...For a while we were wondering if Bo Ryan and Wisconsin might miss the Dance entirely; silly us, as the Badgers proved they belong in last Saturday's thrill-packed OT win over Michigan. Wiscy is now safely away from the cut line. Not so with Saint Mary's, although the Gaels have been surging with nine wins in a row. But with a very so-so RPI, the Gaels are probably not going to be able to breathe easier unless they win one of two upcoming showdowns at Moraga, first vs. Gonzaga on Feb. 14, and then in the Bracket Buster nine days later vs. Creighton.
WEST REGIONAL (Phoenix)

at Austin...

1 Miami-Florida (19-3, 2) vs. 16 Niagara (14-11, 123)...The biggest "mover" in recent weeks has been Jim Larranaga's Miami, still unblemished in ACC play and without a loss in 11 straight overall entering Wednesday's game at Florida State. The Canes would be a dead-bang certainty for the top line would the Dance be starting this week. As for Niagara, its once solid lead atop the Metro-Atlantic has all but disappeared, and that postseason tourney in Springfield, MA looks to be one of the most wide-open in the country. Jimmy Patsos' Loyola-Maryland, Jim Baron's Canisius, Tim Cluess' Iona, Sydney Johnson's Fairfield, and Kevin Baggett's Rider will all feel like they have a realistic shot in that event.

8 Memphis (20-3, 36) vs. 9 Missouri (17-6, 35)...The arrow is pointing up for Memphis, still unbeaten vs. C-USA foes this season and having likely cleared its biggest hurdle in loop play with Saturday's win at Southern Miss. Josh Pastner's guys also look to be the only league team in good shape for an at-large bid as well. Mizzou has had its problems on the road in its new SEC surroundings, but it is holding serve nicely in Columbia and should have no trouble landing comfortably on the safe side of the cut line on Selection Sunday.

At Dayton...

4 Ohio State (17-6, 17) vs. 13 Western Illinois (18-5, 138)...It was a tough week for Ohio State, but losses to top five foes Michigan (in OT) and Indiana are hardly demerits in the eye of the Selection Committee. What it has done to the Buckeyes, however, is leave them little room for error if they wish to stay as a protected seed and get this desirable sub-regional assignment in nearby Dayton, just 70 miles from Columbus. For the moment, we have pegged Western Illinois as the rep from the Summit League, but the Leathernecks are going to have plenty of competition (especially from South and North Dakota States) in the league tourney, contested in hostile territory at Sioux Falls.

5 Kansas State (19-5, 22) vs. 12 Indiana State (16-8, 40)/La Salle (16-6, 29)...Maybe all Bruce Weber needed was a change of scenery; Manhattan, KS isn't much to look at, but it's no worse than Champaign-Urbana, where Weber's act had run stale in recent years. Indeed, K-State's performance rates as one of the surprise developments in the Big 12 this season. We have moved surging Indiana State into the field, via the at-large play-in game route. The Sycamores have been building a pretty nice portfolio in recent weeks, however, with recent wins over Valley heavyweights Creighton and Wichita State having thrust ISU into a tie atop the league table entering this week. Pre-league wins in the Diamond Head Classic over Ole Miss and Miami-Florida (the Canes' last loss) will also get notice from the Selection Committee. Meanwhile, wins over Butler & VCU have La Salle in line for its first NCAA bid in 21 years.

At Salt Lake City...

2 Gonzaga (23-2, 12) vs. 15 Long Beach State (14-9, 111)...We gave serious consideration to placing Gonzaga on the top line; indeed, had the Zags not blown that game at Butler a few weeks ago, they might be a number one seed. If they keep winning in the next few weeks, they might get there yet. The Big West race took another turn this past week when Hawaii blew out loop leader Long Beach in Honolulu, evening their season series at one apiece. If they're going to have a rubber match in the conference tourney, however, remember that it will be on the mainland at the NHL Anaheim Ducks' Honda Center, not too far from the Beach campus.

7 Georgetown (17-4, 30) vs. 10 Illinois (17-8, 33)...The story here is the reappearance of Illinois, which we dropped out of the field for our last update. But recent wins over top-ranked Indiana, then avenging an earlier home loss to Minnesota by beating the Gophers at The Barn, have the Illini breathing again. Along with the Maui Classic title and a December win at Gonzaga, Illinois has plenty of ammunition for an at-large case. Georgetown looks in even more solid shape, although another soft pre-league slate hasn't helped the Hoyas' RPI.

At San Jose....

3 Arizona (20-3, 6) vs. 14 Stephen F. Austin (20-2, 77)...We're still not completely sold on Arizona, which confirmed our suspicions with a home loss to a so-so Cal side on Sunday. The Cats, who lost a game at the McKale Center to UCLA a few weeks ago, have also survived several close calls along the way. Not the most convincing example, if you ask us. As for the Nacogdoches, TX-based Lumberjacks from SFA, there are some who believe they could merit some at-large consideration should they blow the Southland Tourney, especially if they win their Bracket Buster game next week at Long Beach. They won't be an easy out if they make the Dance.

6 New Mexico (20-4, 3) vs. 11 La Tech (21-3, 45)...New Mexico's RPI suggests it ought to be in consideration for a protected seed, though in truth a sub-regional assignment in either San Jose or Salt Lake City would suit the Lobos just fine. Recent heavy road losses at San Diego State and UNLV suggest Steve Alford might be doing it with mirrors, and UNM is probably going to have to win the Mountain West Tourney in Las Vegas to get a top four slot. As for La Tech, along with Akron and perhaps Belmont, the Bulldogs are an accomplished mid-major that might warrant a Big Dance at-large look if they lose in the WAC Tourney, which is shaping up to be a pretty interesting event with surging New Mexico St., Denver, and Utah State also in the mix. Whatever, the new "it' coach could be the Bulldogs' Michael White, an Ole Miss alum who will be hard for AD Bruce Van De Velde to hold onto in the coming years.

Last four in: Indiana State, La Salle, Temple, North Carolina.
Last four out: Maryland, Iowa State, Baylor, UMass.
Next four out: St. John's, Charlotte, Boise State, Southern Miss.

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02/13/2013 11:26 PM

Thursday's Road Tests

February 13, 2013


**Arizona at Colorado**

--These schools played a controversial thriller in Tucson earlier this season. As of Wednesday night, most betting shops had Arizona (20-3 straight up, 10-11 against the spread) installed as a 2.5-point favorite for the rematch.

--On Jan. 3, Colorado (16-7 SU, 13-8 ATS) was poised to hand Arizona its first loss of the season as a 12.5-point road underdog. However, Sabatino Chen’s 3-pointer that banked home at the buzzer was waved off even though replays indicated that Chen got the shot off in time. Therefore, the game went to overtime and Sean Miller’s team eventually captured a 92-83 win.

--Mark Lyons scored a game-high 24 points in the previous win over CU. The transfer from Xavier made all 10 of his attempts from the free-throw line, including a pair that forced the extra session. Kevin Parron added 16 points and eight rebounds for the winners. In the losing effort, Askia Booker scored 18 points and dished out five assists.

--Lyons is averaging team-highs in scoring (15.4 points per game) and assists (3.0 APG). He scored 16 points, making 4-of-7 shots from 3-point land, in Sunday’s stunning 77-69 loss to California as a 13-point home favorite. The Wildcats had won four in a row prior to the loss the Bears. Nevertheless, they are 8-3 and in a three-way tie for first place in the Pac-12 with Oregon and UCLA.

--Tad Boyle’s team has won nine of its 10 home games, posting a 5-3 spread record. The Buffaloes are 6-5 straight up in league play. They are in their first spot as home underdogs this year.

--Arizona is No. 9 in the RPI Rankings. The Wildcats are 5-2 SU against RPI Top 50 opponents, 9-3 against Top 100 foes.

--CU is 18th in the RPI Rankings, going 2-3 against the RPI Top 50, 7-6 against the RPI Top 100.

--Arizona owns a 4-3 spread record in seven games as a road favorite.

--The ‘under’ is 11-6-1 overall for Arizona even though it has watched the ‘over’ hit in three consecutive games. The ‘under’ is 5-2 in the Wildcats’ seven true road assignments.

--The ‘under’ is 9-5 overall for CU, 2-2 in its four home games with a total.

--Sportsbook.ag has 16/1 odds for Arizona to win the national championship. Colorado’s future number is 200/1.

--Tip-off is slated for 10:00 p.m. Eastern.

**Gonzaga at Saint Mary’s**

--As of Wednesday night, most books were listing Gonzaga (23-2 SU, 12-10-1 ATS) as a one-point favorite.

--Saint Mary’s (21-4 SU, 12-9-1 ATS) is unbeaten in 13 home games but is just 5-6 ATS. If the Gaels close as home underdogs, it will be a first for this season. In fact, they haven’t even been single-digit home favorites yet. Randy Bennett’s team has been favored by at least 12 (vs. Harvard in a 70-69 non-covering victory) in each home outing.

--Since losing 83-78 at Gonzaga on Jan. 10, Saint Mary’s has won nine consecutive games while going 5-3-1 versus the number. The Gaels are coming off a 74-64 win at San Diego as 10-point road ‘chalk.’ Matthew Dellavedova led the cause with 19 points, seven assists and three rebounds, while Brad Waldoe chipped in with 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the field.

--Dellavedova is one of the nation’s premier guards. The senior from Australia, who played with former Gaels’ star Patty Mills in this past summer’s Olympics, is averaging 15.9 points and 6.6 assists per game.

--Gonzaga has won six in a row since getting beaten at the buzzer at Butler on Jan. 19. The Bulldogs’ only other loss this year came vs. Illinois on Dec. 8.

--Gonzaga beat Loyola-Marymount 74-55 Saturday as a 24.5-point home favorite. Kelly Olynyk and Kevin Pangos led the way for the Bulldogs with 20 points apiece. Elias Harris added 16 points and 10 rebounds.

--Olynyk leads the ‘Zags in scoring (17.7 PPG), field-goal percentage (65.2%) and blocked shots (25). Harris is averaging 14.8 points and 7.2 rebounds per game, while Pangos averages 11.9 points and 3.5 assists per contest.

--Mark Few’s squad is 12th in the RPI Rankings. The Bulldogs are 4-2 against the RPI Top 50, 8-2 vs. Top 100 opponents.

--Saint Mary’s is ranked 49th in the RPI Rankings, going 0-1 against RPI Top 50 opponents and 3-2 vs. the RPI Top 100.

--Gonzaga has 18/1 odds to win the national title per Sportsbook.ag.

--The ‘under’ is 12-8 overall for Gonzaga, 7-1 in its last eight contests.

--Totals have been a wash for Saint Mary’s overall (8-8) and at home (4-4).

--ESPN2 will have the telecast at 11:00 p.m. Eastern.

**B.E.’s Bonus Nuggets**

--Kentucky announced Wednesday morning that Nerlens Noel suffered a torn ACL in Tuesday’s loss at Florida and will miss the remainder of the season. Noel is scheduled to have surgery in 2-3 weeks when the swelling subsides. The 6-10 freshman will most likely be the No. 1 pick in this summer’s NBA Draft despite the injury. Noel finished the season averaging 10.6 points, 9.6 rebounds and 4.5 blocked shots per game.

--Despite Tuesday’s blowout loss at arch-rival Michigan St., Michigan remains the plus-450 ‘chalk’ to win the national championship at Sportsbook.ag. Florida, Miami and Indiana share 5/1 odds, while Duke is at 8/1. Louisville’s future number is 10/1, followed by Michigan St. and Syracuse, both of whom own 15/1 odds.

--With thoughts of making a profit through potential hedges during the NCAA Tournament, the most attractive future numbers in my opinion belong to Butler (40/1), Minnesota (60/1), VCU (60/1) and Wisconsin (80/1).

--As of Wednesday night, Stanford was listed as a nine-point home favorite vs. Southern Cal. ESPNU will provide television coverage Thursday night at 11:00 p.m. Eastern.

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02/13/2013 11:26 PM

Thursday's Road Tests

February 13, 2013


**Arizona at Colorado**

--These schools played a controversial thriller in Tucson earlier this season. As of Wednesday night, most betting shops had Arizona (20-3 straight up, 10-11 against the spread) installed as a 2.5-point favorite for the rematch.

--On Jan. 3, Colorado (16-7 SU, 13-8 ATS) was poised to hand Arizona its first loss of the season as a 12.5-point road underdog. However, Sabatino Chen’s 3-pointer that banked home at the buzzer was waved off even though replays indicated that Chen got the shot off in time. Therefore, the game went to overtime and Sean Miller’s team eventually captured a 92-83 win.

--Mark Lyons scored a game-high 24 points in the previous win over CU. The transfer from Xavier made all 10 of his attempts from the free-throw line, including a pair that forced the extra session. Kevin Parron added 16 points and eight rebounds for the winners. In the losing effort, Askia Booker scored 18 points and dished out five assists.

--Lyons is averaging team-highs in scoring (15.4 points per game) and assists (3.0 APG). He scored 16 points, making 4-of-7 shots from 3-point land, in Sunday’s stunning 77-69 loss to California as a 13-point home favorite. The Wildcats had won four in a row prior to the loss the Bears. Nevertheless, they are 8-3 and in a three-way tie for first place in the Pac-12 with Oregon and UCLA.

--Tad Boyle’s team has won nine of its 10 home games, posting a 5-3 spread record. The Buffaloes are 6-5 straight up in league play. They are in their first spot as home underdogs this year.

--Arizona is No. 9 in the RPI Rankings. The Wildcats are 5-2 SU against RPI Top 50 opponents, 9-3 against Top 100 foes.

--CU is 18th in the RPI Rankings, going 2-3 against the RPI Top 50, 7-6 against the RPI Top 100.

--Arizona owns a 4-3 spread record in seven games as a road favorite.

--The ‘under’ is 11-6-1 overall for Arizona even though it has watched the ‘over’ hit in three consecutive games. The ‘under’ is 5-2 in the Wildcats’ seven true road assignments.

--The ‘under’ is 9-5 overall for CU, 2-2 in its four home games with a total.

--Sportsbook.ag has 16/1 odds for Arizona to win the national championship. Colorado’s future number is 200/1.

--Tip-off is slated for 10:00 p.m. Eastern.

**Gonzaga at Saint Mary’s**

--As of Wednesday night, most books were listing Gonzaga (23-2 SU, 12-10-1 ATS) as a one-point favorite.

--Saint Mary’s (21-4 SU, 12-9-1 ATS) is unbeaten in 13 home games but is just 5-6 ATS. If the Gaels close as home underdogs, it will be a first for this season. In fact, they haven’t even been single-digit home favorites yet. Randy Bennett’s team has been favored by at least 12 (vs. Harvard in a 70-69 non-covering victory) in each home outing.

--Since losing 83-78 at Gonzaga on Jan. 10, Saint Mary’s has won nine consecutive games while going 5-3-1 versus the number. The Gaels are coming off a 74-64 win at San Diego as 10-point road ‘chalk.’ Matthew Dellavedova led the cause with 19 points, seven assists and three rebounds, while Brad Waldoe chipped in with 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the field.

--Dellavedova is one of the nation’s premier guards. The senior from Australia, who played with former Gaels’ star Patty Mills in this past summer’s Olympics, is averaging 15.9 points and 6.6 assists per game.

--Gonzaga has won six in a row since getting beaten at the buzzer at Butler on Jan. 19. The Bulldogs’ only other loss this year came vs. Illinois on Dec. 8.

--Gonzaga beat Loyola-Marymount 74-55 Saturday as a 24.5-point home favorite. Kelly Olynyk and Kevin Pangos led the way for the Bulldogs with 20 points apiece. Elias Harris added 16 points and 10 rebounds.

--Olynyk leads the ‘Zags in scoring (17.7 PPG), field-goal percentage (65.2%) and blocked shots (25). Harris is averaging 14.8 points and 7.2 rebounds per game, while Pangos averages 11.9 points and 3.5 assists per contest.

--Mark Few’s squad is 12th in the RPI Rankings. The Bulldogs are 4-2 against the RPI Top 50, 8-2 vs. Top 100 opponents.

--Saint Mary’s is ranked 49th in the RPI Rankings, going 0-1 against RPI Top 50 opponents and 3-2 vs. the RPI Top 100.

--Gonzaga has 18/1 odds to win the national title per Sportsbook.ag.

--The ‘under’ is 12-8 overall for Gonzaga, 7-1 in its last eight contests.

--Totals have been a wash for Saint Mary’s overall (8-8) and at home (4-4).

--ESPN2 will have the telecast at 11:00 p.m. Eastern.

**B.E.’s Bonus Nuggets**

--Kentucky announced Wednesday morning that Nerlens Noel suffered a torn ACL in Tuesday’s loss at Florida and will miss the remainder of the season. Noel is scheduled to have surgery in 2-3 weeks when the swelling subsides. The 6-10 freshman will most likely be the No. 1 pick in this summer’s NBA Draft despite the injury. Noel finished the season averaging 10.6 points, 9.6 rebounds and 4.5 blocked shots per game.

--Despite Tuesday’s blowout loss at arch-rival Michigan St., Michigan remains the plus-450 ‘chalk’ to win the national championship at Sportsbook.ag. Florida, Miami and Indiana share 5/1 odds, while Duke is at 8/1. Louisville’s future number is 10/1, followed by Michigan St. and Syracuse, both of whom own 15/1 odds.

--With thoughts of making a profit through potential hedges during the NCAA Tournament, the most attractive future numbers in my opinion belong to Butler (40/1), Minnesota (60/1), VCU (60/1) and Wisconsin (80/1).

--As of Wednesday night, Stanford was listed as a nine-point home favorite vs. Southern Cal. ESPNU will provide television coverage Thursday night at 11:00 p.m. Eastern.

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02/14/2013 07:14 PM

Thursday, February 14

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Clemson - 7:00 PM ET Georgia Tech -3.5 500
Georgia Tech -

Belmont - 7:00 PM ET Tennessee St. +7 500
Tennessee St. -

Jacksonville St. - 7:00 PM ET Jacksonville St. +4 500
Morehead St. -

Appalachian St. - 7:00 PM ET Appalachian St. +9 500
Elon University -

Western Kentucky - 7:00 PM ET Florida Atlantic +1 500
Florida Atlantic -

Louisiana State - 7:00 PM ET South Carolina -1 500
South Carolina -

Furman - 7:00 PM ET Chattanooga -5.5 500
Chattanooga -

St. Peter's - 7:00 PM ET Rider -8.5 500
Rider -

Duquesne - 7:00 PM ET Temple -16.5 500
Temple -

Western Carolina - 7:00 PM ET NC-Greensboro -2 500
NC-Greensboro -

Northwestern - 7:00 PM ET Northwestern +17 500
Ohio St. -

Wisconsin - 7:00 PM ET Wisconsin +5 500
Minnesota -

George Mason - 7:00 PM ET Drexel -2.5 500
Drexel -

Tennessee Tech - 7:00 PM ET Tennessee Tech +13 500
Eastern Kentucky -

Georgia Southern - 7:05 PM ET Georgia Southern -2 500
Citadel -

Davidson - 7:30 PM ET Charleston +2.5 500
Charleston -

Canisius - 7:30 PM ET Loyola-Maryland -3.5 500
Loyola-Maryland -

Wofford - 8:00 PM ET Wofford +0 500
Samford -

Western Illinois - 8:00 PM ET North Dakota State -9 500
North Dakota State -

Murray St. - 8:00 PM ET Murray St. -10.5 500
SIU - Edwardsville -

Austin Peay - 8:00 PM ET Eastern Illinois -5 500
Eastern Illinois -

Oakland - 8:00 PM ET South Dakota +5.5 500
South Dakota -

Sacramento State - 8:05 PM ET North Dakota -4.5 500 POD
North Dakota -

Arkansas-Little Rock - 8:05 PM ET Arkansas St. -9 500
Arkansas St. -

Indiana - Purdue - 8:05 PM ET South Dakota State -19 500
South Dakota State -

Louisiana-Lafayette - 8:05 PM ET Louisiana-Lafayette +6 500
South Alabama -

IUPU - Ft. Wayne - 8:05 PM ET IUPU - Ft. Wayne -1 500
UMKC -

North Texas - 8:30 PM ET North Texas -3.5 500 POD
Louisiana-Monroe -

Siena - 8:30 PM ET Fairfield -13.5 500
Fairfield -

Florida International - 8:30 PM ET Troy +0 500
Troy -

St. John's - 9:00 PM ET St. John's +17.5 500
Louisville -

Montana - 9:00 PM ET Montana +7 500 POD
Weber St. -

Massachusetts - 9:00 PM ET Massachusetts +12 500
VCU -

UCLA - 9:00 PM ET [B]California -2 500 [/B]
California -

Iowa - 9:00 PM ET Iowa -8 500
Penn St. -

Denver - 9:05 PM ET Utah St. +1.5 500
Utah St. -

Montana St. - 9:05 PM ET Idaho State +1 500
Idaho State -

Northern Arizona - 9:05 PM ET Northern Colorado -8 500
Northern Colorado -

San Diego - 10:00 PM ET Santa Clara -10 500
Santa Clara -

Loyola Marymount - 10:00 PM ET Loyola Marymount +4.5 500Pepperdine -

Portland - 10:00 PM ET San Francisco -9.5 500
San Francisco -

Hawaii - 10:00 PM ET Hawaii +2 500 POD
UC Davis -

CSU Northridge - 10:00 PM ET Pacific -7.5 500
Pacific -

Arizona - 10:00 PM ET Colorado +2.5 500
Colorado -

New Mexico St. - 10:00 PM ET New Mexico St. -9.5 500
San Jose St. -

Louisiana Tech - 10:00 PM ET Louisiana Tech -6.5 500
Seattle -

Texas-Arlington - 10:05 PM ET Idaho -2 500
Idaho -

Southern Utah - 10:35 PM ET Southern Utah +2 500
Portland St. -

Gonzaga - 11:00 PM ET St. Mary's +0 500
St. Mary's -

Southern California - 11:00 PM ET Stanford -9 500 POD
Stanford -

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02/15/2013 06:35 PM

Friday Tips

February 14, 2013

Friday nights are usually slow in college basketball, but thanks to the NBA All-Star weekend, the Big East showcases a solid matchup. Georgetown travels to Cincinnati for a key conference battle, one of nine games on the card. We'll also take a look at two other nationally televised contests, but start in the Queen City with two teams looking to improve their tournament resumes.

Georgetown at Cincinnati - 9:00 PM EST (ESPN)

The Hoyas (18-4 SU, 11-7 ATS) are the hottest team in the Big East right now with six consecutive wins, as Georgetown heads to Fifth Third Arena on Friday night. Cincinnati snapped a two-game skid with Tuesday's 68-50 blowout of Villanova as 7 ½-point home favorites, while improving to 7-5 in league play. The Bearcats (19-6 SU, 10-11 ATS) have cashed the 'under' in nine of the last 10 games, as Cincinnati's defense has limited seven of the previous nine opponents to 62 points or fewer.

Georgetown shot just 38% in Monday's 63-55 triumph over Marquette as five-point home 'chalk,' the eighth cover in the last nine games for John Thompson III's club. The Hoyas have covered four of five times in the underdog role this season, while winning outright against Louisville and Notre Dame. This is just the second road game since January 22 for the Hoyas, as Georgetown knocked off Rutgers last Saturday as 4 ½-point favorites, 69-63.

Cincinnati covered for just the second time in 11 home contests with the win over Villanova, as the Bearcats own a dreadful 0-5 ATS record the last five games off an ATS victory. Mick Cronin's squad has split six home conference games, while cashing the 'under' five times (the lone 'over' came in an overtime victory over Marquette). Five of Cincinnati's seven conference wins came against the bottom six teams in the Big East (Rutgers twice, Villanova, Seton Hall, and DePaul), but the Bearcats did beat the Hoyas twice last season in the underdog role.

Iona at Manhattan - 7:00 PM EST (ESPNU)

These two MAAC rivals are going in different directions at the moment, as the Jaspers go for their fourth straight win. Manhattan (9-15 SU, 12-10 ATS) drubbed Fairfield as a nine-point road 'dog in Tuesday's 62-40 rout, while improving to 7-2 ATS the last nine games. The Jaspers are stepping up their defense as well by cashing the 'under' in eight of the past nine contests, as Manhattan has allowed 54 points or less in five of the previous six games.

The Gaels (15-10 SU, 10-13 ATS) started MAAC play at 7-1, but Iona has gone backwards of late with losses in three of their last four trips to the court. A three-game skid was snapped in a 78-71 win over Rider last Saturday, but the Gaels failed to cash as 9 ½-point favorites (0-4 ATS last four games). Iona dropped its last two road contests at Niagara and Canisius by three points apiece, while owning an 0-3 ATS record as an away favorite in conference action.

Manhattan looks for revenge on Friday after falling at Iona, 78-70 in early January. The Jaspers cashed as 13-point 'dogs, despite blowing a six-point halftime lead and shooting 48% from the floor. Iona shot lights out from three-point range, knocking down 10-of-16 treys.

Green Bay at Cleveland State - 9:00 PM EST (ESPNU)

The Horizon League gets some national love on Friday as Green Bay attempts to capitalize off Saturday's home win over Detroit. The Phoenix (13-12 SU, 13-10 ATS) rallied past second-place Detroit, 68-59, while limiting the Titans to 40% shooting from field. Green Bay has now alternated wins and losses in each of its last seven games, as the Phoenix has lost outright in each of their last two opportunities in the favorite role (Illinois-Chicago and Wright State).

Cleveland State (12-14, 8-13-1 ATS) is going through a tough stretch in its schedule, losing to the top two teams in the Horizon over the last week (Valparaiso and Detroit). The loss to the Titans stung, as the Vikings fell by 30 points in the Motor City on Tuesday night, while Cleveland State got outrebounded, 44-23. The Vikings have won three of five home games in conference play, while posting a 3-1-1 ATS record (all in the underdog role).

The Phoenix dominated the Vikings in the first meeting of the season, 77-50 in mid-January at Green Bay as 8 ½-point favorites. Cleveland State allowed Green Bay to shoot nearly 55% from the field, but the Phoenix heads to northern Ohio trying to snap a four-game road skid in the series.

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02/15/2013 06:38 PM

Midwest Hoops Report

February 15, 2013

Each week we will take an inside look at the pulse of College Basketball around the Big Ten and other schools around the Midwest. We will highlight certain trends, hot streaks, cold streaks, and injury updates. This week we will take an exclusive inside look at the Game of the Week between two Big Ten rivals; Wisconsin and Ohio State for Sunday, Feb. 17.
Game of the Week

No. 14 Ohio State at No. 20 Wisconsin – Sunday, February 17
(**All stats an analysis taken before both team’s games on Thursday night.)

The Badgers have won three straight games since losing at Ohio State on January 29th. They won at Indiana, at home against Iowa in double overtime, and at home against Michigan in overtime. The last game win was especially rewarding, as the Badgers’ Ben Brust sank a 40-foot heave as time expired to tie the game and send it into overtime – where Wisconsin won by four.

In the recent three-game winning streak Wisconsin has held opponents to 38.7 percent field goals and 22.2 percent from three point range. The Badgers haven’t been great offensively over the last three wins. They’ve made just 39.1 percent of their field goals. But they have been great at getting to the foul line. Wisconsin has shot twice as many free throws as its last three opponents (78-39) and they’ve made 52 of those attempts.

Ohio State has dropped back-to-back games against Michigan and Indiana – both of whom were ranked in the top-5 at the time of the loss. The Buckeyes are off of a bad home loss to Indiana in which the Hoosiers thoroughly dominated OSU on its home court. OSU is 5-4 SU away from home this season. That includes a 3-3 SU & ATS mark in Big Ten road games.

Ohio State held Wisconsin to just 36.5 percent shooting in the first matchup. Meanwhile, the Buckeyes were very efficient on offense, converting on 51.1 percent field goals. Wisconsin didn’t attempt a single free-throw in that game. OSU is 1-9 straight up & 4-6 ATS in its last 10 trips to Madison. The Buckeyes’ only straight up win in Madison over that span was a six-point victory last year.

Injury & Personnel Updates

Butler Bulldogs: Center Andrew Smith will miss Butler’s next two games (Butler hosts Charlotte on Wednesday and visits Fordham on Saturday). Smith has been ruled out for two games because of an abdominal injury that he hurt Saturday at George Washington. The 6-foot-11 senior is second in scoring (11.4 points) and rebounding (5.4) for the Bulldogs. Luckily for the Bulldogs, they are in first place in the Atlantic 10 and they should have the depth to overcome his absence.

Kentucky Wildcats: The worst injury news of the week came for the Wildcats. Starting center and the nation’s leader in blocked shots, Nerlens Noel, tore his ACL and will miss the remainder of the season. Noel led the team in blocks, rebounds, field goal percentage, and steals. He was viewed as many as the top pick in the 2013 NBA draft. He’ll be sorely missed by this Kentucky squad that was just starting to put all the pieces together on this young squad. Loyola-Chicago Ramblers: Leading scorer Ben Averkamp has sat the last two games with a concussion. The Ramblers failed to reach 60 points in either of those games (both losses) and they clearly miss their top scorer. Averkamp averages 15.3 points per game and is only one of two players to average double digits for Loyola-Chicago.

Northwestern Wildcats: The injury bug continues to hit Northwestern. Starting forward Jared Swopshire will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery. The transfer from Louisville was averaging 9.7 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per game. The bad news doesn’t end there. Center Alex Olah will miss Wednesday night’s game against Ohio State with a head injury. Northwestern is running awfully thin on its bench and can’t afford any more personnel losses.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish: Sophomore guard Pat Connaughton hasn’t been practicing due to a sprained ankle and remains questionable for Notre Dame’s next game Wednesday night. Connaughton averages 9.1 points per game, 4.7 rebounds per game, and 2.7 assists per game. Meanwhile, Scott Martin (7.9 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game) continues to be out with recurring soreness in his surgically repaired knee since the Georgetown game on Jan. 21. There is still no timetable for his return.

Oklahoma Sooners: The Sooners just lost starting freshman guard Buddy Hield to a broken foot. He will be out for four-to-six weeks and could miss the remainder of the season altogether. The Sooners have to overcome the loss of their fourth leading scorer, second-leading assister, third-leading rebounder and leader in steals. Oklahoma has hit a recent hot streak, sparked by an upset victory over Kansas.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane: Starting guard James Woodard is dealing with an ankle injury and did not play Saturday against UTEP. He remains questionable to play on February 16th against Houston. Woodard is the Hurricane’s most complete player, averaging 12.2 points per game, 5.5 rebounds per game, and 2.1 assists per game. Reserve forward Zeldric King has missed three straight games after undergoing surgery on his foot. The freshman averages just 3.8 points per game and 2.3 rebounds per game.

Ball State Cardinals: Junior guard Jesse Berry is dealing with a concussion and will miss Wednesday night’s contest at Northern Illinois. Berry is 2nd on the team with12.4 points per game and 2.7 assists per game. Ball State has dropped seven of its last nine games overall and is just 3-6 ATS over that span. Losing one of its top scorers won’t help the Cardinals.

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02/15/2013 06:44 PM

Friday, February 15

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Iona - 7:00 PM ET Iona -2.5 500
Manhattan - Over 142 500

Cornell - 7:00 PM ET Yale -5 500
Yale -

Columbia - 7:00 PM ET Brown +4 500
Brown -

Pennsylvania - 7:00 PM ET Harvard -11.5 500
Harvard -

Princeton - 7:00 PM ET Princeton -9.5 500
Dartmouth -

Wis.-Milwaukee - 7:05 PM ET Wis.-Milwaukee +11 500
Youngstown St. -

Niagara - 8:00 PM ET Marist +4.5 500
Marist -

Green Bay - 9:00 PM ET Green Bay -5 500
Cleveland St. - Over 129.5 500

Georgetown - 9:00 PM ET Cincinnati -4.5 500
Cincinnati - Under 118.5 500

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02/15/2013 06:46 PM

NCAAB
Dunkel

Georgetown at Cincinnati
The Hoyas look to take advantage of a Cincinnati team that is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 home games. Georgetown is the pick (+3 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the game Even. Dunkel Pick: Georgetown (+3 1/2). Here are all of today's games.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Game 801-802: Columbia at Brown (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Columbia 48.933; Brown 52.690
Dunkel Line: Brown by 3 1/2
Vegas Line: Columbia by 4
Dunkel Pick: Brown (+4)

Game 803-804: Cornell at Yale (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cornell 51.360; Yale 52.343
Dunkel Line: Yale by 1
Vegas Line: Yale by 5
Dunkel Pick: Cornell (+5)

Game 805-806: Princeton at Dartmouth (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Princeton 57.189; Dartmouth 51.569
Dunkel Line: Princeton by 5 1/2
Vegas Line: Princeton by 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Dartmouth (+9 1/2)

Game 807-808: Pennsylvania at Harvard (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pennsylvania 47.062; Harvard 62.405
Dunkel Line: Harvard by 15 1/2
Vegas Line: Harvard by 11
Dunkel Pick: Harvard (-11)

Game 809-810: WI-Milwaukee at Youngstown State (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: WI-Milwaukee 43.590; Youngstown State 57.660
Dunkel Line: Youngstown State by 12
Vegas Line: Youngstown State by 10
Dunkel Pick: Youngstown State (-10)

Game 811-812: Georgetown at Cincinnati (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Georgetown 69.944; Cincinnati 70.035
Dunkel Line: Even; 113
Vegas Line: Cincinnati by 3 1/2; 117
Dunkel Pick: Georgetown (+3 1/2); Under

Game 813-814: WI-Green Bay at Cleveland State (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: WI-Green Bay 58.557; Cleveland State 53.071
Dunkel Line: WI-Green Bay by 5 1/2; 133
Vegas Line: WI-Green Bay by 4 1/2; 129 1/2
Dunkel Pick: WI-Green Bay (-4 1/2); Over

Game 815-816: Iona at Manhattan (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Iona 58.383; Manhattan 54.571
Dunkel Line: Iona by 4; 140
Vegas Line: Iona by 2 1/2; 142 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Iona (-2 1/2); Under

Game 817-818: Niagara at Marist (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Niagara 56.967; Marist 47.026
Dunkel Line: Niagara by 10
Vegas Line: Niagara by 4
Dunkel Pick: Niagara (-4)

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