Washington came to NY and got beat twice, then struggled to win by 4 over Montana last game; teams are shooting 58.6% inside arc against the Huskies, very bad. Long Beach is 0-6 vs D-I teams, overscheduled once again; they’re making just 27.4% on arc, 57.7% on line, while turning it over 20.6% of time. Big West road underdogs are 8-13 against spread.
Cleveland State won 69-63 at Ball State LY after trailing 18-6 at start of game; Vikings lost 68-61 at Kentucky Monday after leading by 11 with 14:17 left to play; they were outscored 27-14 on foul line- an assistant at CSU tweeted about “being cheated” by refs. Ball State lost by 19 at Utah Wednesday after losing by 1 to Butler. Horizon home faves: 4-5.
George Mason lost last two games by 16-5 points after winning its first four games; Patriots are turning ball over 23.3% of time; they’re 3-0 at home, winning by 3-6-12 points. URI is 6-2 but hasn’t beat anyone in top 250; they lost by 31-28 in two games against teams in top 100. The teams are both in Atlantic-13 but this isn’t a conference game.
Home side won last six Utah State-BYU games; Aggies lost last three in Provo by 2-6-13 points. BYU lost two of last three games after its 4-0 start; they’re 2-2 vs top 75 teams, beating Stanford/Texas. State is 5-0 with wins at UCSB/Weber State; they’re making 45% from arc, 76% on line. WCC home favorites are 17-7 vs spread. MW road dogs are 7-6.
Manhattan beat Hofstra last two years, by 11-9 points; Jaspers are 3-2 after bad loss to Fordham last game. Jaspers shot 67% inside arc in LY’s Hofstra game, 7-28 outside it- they’re 3-0 on road, with double OT win at LaSalle. Hofstra is 2-4 with no wins over a top 240 team; they’re 0-3 vs teams in top 120, losing by 28-11-10 points. MAAC favorites: 3-6.
Harvard made 21-25 from foul line in pulling away from Green Bay in Alaska semis last night; they played last two nites, TCU had Thursday off after winning Wednesday. TCU also play D-II UAA in first round- they’ve won last four games after 0-2 start. Crimson os shooting 28.2% on arc but is forcing turnovers 22.4% of time. Ivy favorites are 5-2.
Wake Forest is 6-1 with 87-78 loss to Kansas, but #161 USC is its only win over top 200 team; Deacons played four subs 10+ minutes, so they shouldn’t be tired here. Tennessee is grabbing 46.8% of its own misses (#3 in US); they whacked Xavier by 15 after getting upset by UTEP in first round. ACC underdogs are 8-4 on neutral court. SEC favorites: 5-4
Kansas got upset in brickfest with Villanova Friday, making 2-11 on arc 15-25 on line; Jayhawks’ five wins are all by 9+ points- they’re shooting 58.7% inside arc. UTEP upset Tennessee in first round, then got waxed by 36 by Iowa last night; Miners are 2-3 vs D-I teams, getting swept by rival New Mexico State by 13-9 points. Big X neutral favorites are 3-8.
Can Villanova get back up after upsetting Kansas last night? Wildcats are 6-0; they’re making 56% inside arc, 29.9% outside it- other than Kansas, their best win is #87 Delaware. Iowa pounded UTEP by 36 Friday, after winning in OT vs Xavier when they never led inm regulation; Hawkeyes are forcing turnovers 22% of time,, holding teams to 18.5% from arc.
Henderson had 15 points in 27:00 off bench as Ole Miss led Ga Tech by 14 at half in 77-67 win; only one Rebel played 30+ minutes in their first win over top 200 team. Penn State beat St John’s in OT, with four guys playing 32:00+, two playing 40-45 minutes. Lions led by 15 with 10:47 left- they outscored Johnnies 29-7 on foul line (Frazier was 17-20).
St John’s got beat basically at home (Brooklyn) last night; they’re 1-2 vs teams in top 100, beating Bucknell by 4. Red Storm are making 28.6% on arc, Georgia Tech 29.2%- they’re 0-2 vs top 100 teams, losing both games by 10; they were down 14 at half Friday. Big East home favorites are 10-9 against spread. ACC underdogs are 11-6 vs spread, 3-2 on road.
Virginia is 6-1 with five wins over teams ranked #178 or worse; they hit 10-14 from arc in 76-73 win over SMU last night, also making 26-36 on foul line. 6-0 Missouri State is forcing turnovers 14.5% of time- they’ve got two neutral/road wins (ODU/A&M); Bears held A&M to 2-16 on arc last nite. MVC away underdogs are 10-9. ACC neutral faves: 12-4.
SMU is 5-2, with best win over #179 URI; Virginia made 10-14 on arc in 3-point win last night. Mustangs are holding teams to 37.2% inside arc (#1 in US) but are turning ball over 22.3% of time. Texas A&M was 6-0 vs stiffs before getting upset by Mo State Friday; Aggies are #1 in US, making 61% of shots inside arc, but only 30% of 3’s. SEC dogs are 6-10.
— Wizards won five of their last seven games.
— Grizzlies won five of last seven games, but are 1-6 vs spread at home.
— Rockets won/covered seven of their last eight games. Spurs won 12 of last 13 games, covered four of last five.
— Suns won four of last five games; they’re 12-3-1 vs spread.
— Celtics won three of last four games, are 7-3 vs spread on road.
— Hawks lost three of their last four games.
— Cleveland lost eight of last nine games, covered once in last five. Bulls lost four of their last five games.
— Nets lost seven of their last eight games.
— Minnesota lost five of its last six games. Mavericks three of last four.
— Jazz is 2-15 SU, but covered six of last eight.
— Bucks lost last 11 games (0-8 vs spread in last eight).
— Seven of last eight Atlanta games stayed under total.
— Seven of last ten Chicago games stayed under the total.
— Over is 6-2-1 in last nine Brooklyn games.
— Six of last Minnesota games stayed under the total.
— Five of last six San Antonio games went over the total.
— Six of last eight Utah games stayed under the total.
— Four of last five Boston games stayed under the total.