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Write-up - UPDATE
Visitng team won last three Providence-UConn games, with Friars winning last visit here, three years ago. PC lost three of its last four games; they're 0-2 on Big East road, losing 78-63/69-68 at Louisville, Seton Hall. UConn lost six of its last eight games.
Cornell won 49-45 at Columbia last week, holding Lions to just 38% from floor; teams split season series last two years. Cornell is 2-1 in Ivy, allowing 35,45 in wins, 74 to kingpin Penn in a loss. Columbia shot 67% in beating Princeton; 27.3-38.3% in last two.
Yale shot 58% from floor, scored 51 in second half in its 88-78 win at Harvard last night, but they lost last two trips to Hanover 72-64/53-52. Dartmouth held Brown to 36% last night, forcing 18 turnovers in 56-52 win. Winner here goes to 3-1 in Ivy League.
Temple lost seven of last eight games; they're 1-4 in A-14, 0-2 on road, losing 76-68 at Xavier, 88-77 at UMass. Owls won three in row vs Duquesne, 76-52/68-62/83-65, but Dukes are 2-4 so far in A-14, upsetting Dayton in Palombo Center during week (+5).
UAB won four of last five games vs East Carolina, winning its last two visits here, 76-64/71-68. Blazers are 2-3 in C-USA, 1-2 on road, beating Tulane by 7. ECU is 0-5 in league, with all five of its losses by 9+ points, losing home games 66-47/65-56/61-44.
Visiting team is 4-2 in last six Brown-Harvard games, as Bruins won two of last three here, 79-66/68-80/91-67. Brown lost 56-52 at Dartmouth last night, shooting 36% from floor, turning it over 18 times. Harvard lost to rival Yale, giving up 51 in second half.
Florida Atlantic snapped five-game skid with 75-72 win in last game; they're 4-6 in Sun Belt, 2-3 at home. Ark-Little Rock is 1-4 in last five games, 1-4 on Sun Belt road, with only win at ULL. Trojans are 2-4 vs spread as Sun Belt underdog this season.
George Mason won last five games vs James Madison, taking last two visits here, 65-43/77-58; Patriots beat JMU 73-52 Jan 13, making 11-24 treys- they're 5-1 in last six games, winning two in row on road, by 29,13. Dukes are 2-3 as CAA road underdog.
Marshall lost 69-56 at Houston LY (+12); Herd lost 77-63 in its last game to West Virginia, after leading by 5 at half. Houston is 3-1 in last four games, and they led by 24 in second half of loss. Cougars won Wednesday, after trailing UCF 35-15 at the half.
Former Syracuse assistant Pitino lost 79-66 LY at Carrier Dome (+4), but Louisville won four of last five games, with all four Ws by 9+ pts. Syracuse is 4-0 in Big East if they score 68+, 0-2 when they don't. Louisville held four of last five foes to 63 or less pts.
St Joe's won two of its last three games vs Penn: 47-44/59-67/ 67-59; this has to be bigger game for Quakers, who are by far the best team in Ivy, while Hawks (4-3, 1-3 in last four) in midst of its A-14 struggles. Penn nipped Temple by hoop during the week.
Old Dominion is 5-0 vs NC-Wilmington last three years, taking last two visits here, 74-63/68-58. Monarchs are 7-3 in CAA, but lost last three on road. Seahawks lost last four games, by 5,9,14, 16 pts. ODU won last game by 15, after being down 13 at half.
South Carolina won last two games vs Mississippi State, by 83-61/59-44 scores, but Gamecocks are 1-4 in SEC, losing 80-56 at Georgia, 64-61 at Tennessee- they upset Arkansas last game. Bulldogs are 2-1 at home in SEC, winning 77-67/87-76 (1-1 as HF)
Richmond won 71-66 at St Bonaventure Jan 10, their third win in last four series games, but Spiders are 0-4 since then, scoring only 54.8 ppg- they're 0-3 at home in A-14. Bonnies are 2-0 as a A-14 road dog, losing 80-63 at GW (+19), 89-78 at URI (+11.5).
Miami OH beat Toledo last three years, 58-49/76-64/61-57, but Rockets are 6-0 in MAC this season, covering all six, winning at home, 80-68/76-60. Miami won last three games, but they're 1-2 on MAC road, losing 54-52 at Akron, 68-51 at Buffalo.
St John's beat Syracuse, Notre Dame at home during the week but they're 0-3 on Big East road, losing 73-46/79-62/71-63, going 1-2 as road dog. Storm lost its last two visits to Pitt, 55-54/71-51; Panthers are 6-1 at home in Big East, 2-2 vs spread as home fave
William & Mary won 57-43 at Georgia State Jan 8, holding the Panthers to 32.7% from floor; they beat State 90-73 here LY (-6) but lost last five games overalll after being outscored 45-17 in second half vs ODU last game. State is 3-1 as CAA road dog.
Home side won last three Fordham-LaSalle games, with Rams 3-1 in last four, but losing last visit here, 90-88. Rams won three in row, are 4-2 in A-14, winning last two road games. Explorers are 2-4 in A-14, 1-1 at home, 0-4 if they allow more than 63 pts.
Home side won six of last seven in Seton Hall-Rutgers rivalry, with Pirates losing last two visits here, 82-78/62-61ot. Hall won first meeting, 77-72 Jan 3 (-9.5). Rutgers lost five in row, getting drilled 62-40 by South Florida last game- they're 0-3 at home.
Home side won three of last four Arkansas St-Fla In't games, with teams splitting last two here. ASU won four of its last five, had great win vs Western Kentucky Thursday. FIU is 2-7 in last nine games; they won last two at home by total of three points.
Wichita State is 7-0 vs Evansville last 3+ years, winning three in row here, 69-62/81-65/86-66; they beat Aces 69-56 at home on Jan 13, but Evansville is 3-0 since, beating Missouri St, Salukis on this court. Wichita is 0-5 on road in Missouri Valley games.
Northern Iowa won five of last six games vs Drake, taking two of three here: 51-49/72-81/84-79ot. Bulldogs are 2-8 in MVC, but won last two home games; they're 0-7 in Valley if they allow 69+ pts. UNI is 2-3 in last five games, 2-2 on road in conference.
Gonzaga won five of last six games vs San Francisco, winning last three here, but last two were just 75-72/75-73 games, so USF won't be intimidated here. Dons are 3-2 in WCC, playing three in OT, winning by 1, losing by 3. Gonzaga is 2-0 at home (by 35,17)
Nebraska lost by point at home to Texas last game; they're 0-2 on Big 12 road, losing 71-62 at Iowa State, 70-53 at Oklahoma. Kansas State won last three Big 12 games, by 4,9,9 pts, holding last two Big 12 foes to 34.4-36.4%; they're 1-1 as home favorite
UL-Lafayette won four of last five vs Middle Tennessee, but Cajuns are just 3-8 in Sun Belt, 0-5 on road, losing by 4,19,1,10 and 3 pts (3-2 as road dog). Raiders are 0-4 at home in Sun Belt; road team covered nine of their ten conference contests.
Oklahoma State won three of last four games vs Iowa St; ISU lost last visit here, 83-73. Cyclones lost last three games, by 4,9, 9 points. OSU is 3-0 at home in Big 12, winning by 4,2,5 points, but they're 0-3 vs spread as Big 12 home favorite.
Missouri State won 86-78 at Bradley Jan 2, first road team win in last seven series games; Braves lost last three visits here, by 70-62/80-68/52-45 scores, but they've won five of last six, with wins at Drake, Indiana State. Bears lost their last three games.
Visiting team won both Rice-Tulane games LY, with the Owls winning here 60-57 (+3); Rice is 4-1 in C-USA, losing only 72-67 at UCF- they covered last four tries as underdog. Green Wave is 1-4 in C-USA, losing at home to UAB (67-60), Marshall (79-73).
SMU got first win in five C-USA games when it beat Tulane by hoop during week; they're 0-2 on road, losing 82-67/64-56 at Houston, UCF. Tulsa lost three in row, by 12,2,13 points; they're 2-1 at home in C-USA, beating East Carolina, UTEP.
Troy State is 1-3 on Sun Belt road, losing by 4,4,7 pts; the win was at Middle Tennessee team that is 0-4 at home in conference. UL-Monroe is 5-0 at home in Sun Belt, 6-3 overall, with wins at home by 8,19,8,2,8 pts- they're 3-1-1 vs spread as home fave.
Home side won five of last six Green Bay-Milwaukee games, as Phoenix lost last three visits here, 80-60/86-56/81-70. This has been down year for Panthers, 4-5 in Horizon, but they won last three home games. Green Bay is 1-3 as Horizon road underdog.
Visiting team won three of last four Michigan St-Ohio St tilts, with Spartans winning last two visits here, 62-59/84-70. OSU is 5-1 in Big 11, 2-1 as home favorite, winning 74-67/73-41/82-63 in its home games. Spartans won, covered their last four games.
Irvine is 4-3 in last seven games vs Fullerton, losing 71-68 on last-second trey week ago- they won the last couple trips here, 67-59/97-81; Anteaters had home revenge win vs Long Beach St Thursday. Fullerton won five of its last six games.
Louisiana Tech won last two visits to Fresno, 68-66/79-72, as visitor won three of last four in series. Tech is 1-3 on WAC road losing 82-56/69-49/84-67 at Boise, Utah St, Nevada- they won by point at Idaho. Fresno lost four of its last five games.
Cal Poly lost five of last six games vs Northridge, losing three in row at CSUN, 82-77/88-65/80-71; they're 1-3 on Big West road losing by 4,7,23 pts at Irvine, Long Beach, Pacific, winning by 10 at UCSB. Northridge lost last two games, is 3-3 in Big West.
Visiting team won both Utah St-Nevada games LY, with Wolf Pack winning 70-63 in WAC tourney; Aggies are 1-2 on road in WAC, losing by 11 at Boise, 9 at Fresno. Nevada is 4-0 at home in WAC, 1-3 as home favorite, winning 81-55/90-86/85-75/84-67.
Boise State is 6-0 vs Idaho last three years, winning last three visits to Moscow, 82-68/70-67/81-69. Boise is 4-3 in WAC, 0-2 on road, losing at Nevada, Utah St. Idaho is 1-6 in WAC, 6-0-1 vs spread; their three home games were won by total of 7 points
Santa Barbara is 0-6 vs Pacific last three years, with five of six wins by 12+ pts- they lost three in row in Stockton, 64-36/79-56/ 76-56. Gauchos are 5-2 in last seven games. Pacific is 2-1 home in Big West, beating Northridge 68-64, Cal Poly 66-43.
Home side won five of last six LMU-Santa Clara games, with Lions losing last three visits here, 81-70/78-70/70-54. LMU is 0-5 in WCC, losing road games at Gonzaga (97-62), Portland (81-65). Broncos are 4-1 vs spread in WCC, failing only vs Gonzaga.
Home side won five of last six San Diego-Portland games with Toreros losing two of last three here: 72-90/89-73/78-89; they've got internal issues, as best two guys didn't start last game, but their PG is unstoppable in WCC, if they give him free reign.
New Mexico State is 3-0 vs San Jose in WAC, 66-61/81-75 and 74-68; they shot 36 FTs to Spartans' 19 in first meeting this year. Aggies are 6-1 in WAC, but 2-5 vs spread, winning road games by 5,4. San Jose lost by 20 in Hawai'i Thursday; they're 4-2 vs spread in their last six games.
Pepperdine lost six of last seven games vs St Mary's, losing last three visits to Moraga, 77-66/81-69/104-95; Waves are 1-4 in WCC, losing 73-69 at Portland, 69-52 at Gonzaga. St Mary's won last four games, beating Portland 73-57, Gonzaga 80-75 at home.
Oregon gets PG Brooks back here; they're 7-0 vs Wash State last three years, winning last three visits here, 52-50/55-52/67-62. Ducks are 6-2 in Pac-10, 3-1 on road, with three wins by total of 10 pts. Wazzu won six of its last seven; they're 2-1 as home fave
UNLV won last three games, by 8,9,7 points; they're 1-2 as a home favorite, but won two of last three at home vs New Mexico 67-56/66-77/89-80. Lobos are 0-3 on MWC road: 64-52/65-57 and 73-68- they scored 49 pts in home loss to BYU in last game.
Manhattan won at Canisius 60-51 Jan 8, holding Griffs to 32% from floor; Jaspers won four of last five in series, winning two in row here, 78-71/85-62. Manhattan won six of last seven after an upset win at Loyola during week. Canisius is 1-2-1 as road dog.
Appalachian State won 56-52 at Citadel Dec 4, their fourth win in row vs Bulldogs, despite making just 35.1% of shots. Citadel was 2-9 from line; they lost last visit here, 84-66. State is is 7-2 in SoCon, but 1-3 as home favorite, with home wins by 3,9,14 pts.
Siena won four of last five games vs Rider; they beat Broncs 87-79 at home Dec 9, shooting 51% from floor, outscoring Rider 23-13 from line. Saints are 3-0 on road in MAAC, winning by 11, 18,11 pts. Rider lost last three games, by 1,11,5 points.
Iona is 0-19, but in last four games, they've lost three games in OT and another by single point. Loyola won first meeting 75-66, outscoring Gaels 21-9 from line, holding Iona to 36.1% from line. Greyhounds are 4-0 on MAAC road, winning by 19,7ot,7,5 pts.
Home side won five of last six Montana St-Northern Arizona games, with Bobcats losing last three visits to Flagstaff, 78-72/ 84-61/63-57. State won last three games, taking last two by 58-57 scores. Lumberjacks lost last two games, allowing 78.5 ppg.
Morehead State won 71-63 at Eastern Illinois Dec 20, their first series win in last four tries, but State scored 58 ppg in losing its last three games- they're 3-3 as home favorite. EIU lost its last 10 games, covering just one of last nine- they're 4-2 as road dog.
Western Carolina's PG is hurt after being in car accident- they lost three games in row, by 9,12,13 pts, but are 3-1 as a road dog. Visiting teamwon lasgt two series games. Wildcats are 8-1 so far in SoCon, 3-1 as home favorite, winning 86-61/81-73/79-54.
Home side won last four Charleston-Chattanooga games, with Cougars losing last visit here 82-59; Coogs won first meeting by hoop Dec 14, as Mocs made 12-27 from arc, but only 4-11 from foul line. Charleston won its last five games, by 12,12,3,22,2 pts.
NC-Greensboro won 91-86 in double OT at Furman Dec 9 (+8), their third win last four series games. Furman lost last two visits here, 65-59/73-65. Spartans won last four games, three by four or less pts; they're 3-0 as home favorite, winning 77-54/67-57/80-76.
Georgia Southern won last three games vs Elon, 63-45/72-64/ 83-80ot, but they've lost four in row overall, by 9,5ot,3,9 points. Elon is 3-5 in SoCon, losing last three home games, by 3,4,10 pts Eagles are 0-4 on SoCon road. Not much to choose from here.
Visiting team won four of last five Jacksonville St/UT-Martin games, with Gamecocks winning last two visits here, 93-84/61-58 Martin won 70-69 at JSU Dec 9; they've lost four in row though, scoring just 59.8 ppg. JSU is 4-2 as road dog, losing by 1,1,4,9,15
Austin Peay is 9-1 in OVC, Samford 9-2; home side won five of last six in series, with Bulldogs losing last three visits here, by 6,16,5 pts. Samford won last three games, is 4-2 on road, losing by 18,14 pts. Peay won last nine OVC games, covering eight.
Murray State is 5-3 in last eight games vs SE Missouri, taking last three visits here, 76-69/61-57/80-74, but Racers lost 96-85 in first meeting vs SEMo, in foulfest where Murray was 31-43 from line, SEMo 28-47. SEMo covered seven of its last eight games.
Tennessee State won four of last five games; they're 4-1 home in OVC, and won last two games, both on road, by 1,3 pts. State split last four games with Tennessee Tech, which won two in a row on road, after losing first three, by 7,3,11 points.
Portland State lost 97-93 in Sacramento last night, after being down 53-39 at half; Vikings are 2-4 in last six vs Idaho State, 1-2 in last three here: 80-73/69-72/72-82. Bengals lost last two games scoring 57.5 ppg, after 4-0 start. Vikings 0-3 vs spread on road.
Weber State covered five of last six games, winning three in a row at home, 84-63/75-65/88-68; their last three home games vs Eastern Washington were won by five or less pts. EWU won its last two road games- they scored 95.5 ppg in last two games.
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