Villanova Wildcats vs. Towson Tigers Pick-Odds-Prediction - 11/17/13
Towson Tigers (3-0) at Villanova Wildcats (2-0)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 5:00 pm (Villanova Pavilion)
The Line: Villanova Wildcats -14 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FS 1
The Towson Tigers tangle with the Villanova Wildcats in a Sunday evening match up.
Could the experts be right and this is the year Towson wins the Colonial title? I say it's too early for me but a 3-0 start to the season is a step in the right direction. The Tigers knocked off Temple 75-69 behind a second half come back after trailing by five heading to the locker room. The Owls were clearly the better shooting team at 45.5% with Towson countering with 36% but the Tigers made up for the lack of shooting touch for volume of shots. A whopping 46-27 margin on the glass and 16 forced turnovers resulted in 14 more looks. Jerrelle Benimon dropped 32 points and grabbed ten rebounds with Marcus Damas following with 16 points and another ten boards while the entire eight man rotation scored.
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Although Villanova has not faced any big names in their 2-0 start, they have been dominant at both ends of the floor which is what good teams do against inferior competition. The Wildcats routed Mount St Mary's 90-59 behind a potent shooting display that connected at nearly 63%. The defense wasn't too shabby either as the Mountaineers ofwas held to an anemic 30%. Nova wiped the glass clean to the tune of 39-20 with 18 giveaways marring an other wise perfect performance. JayVaughn Pinkston pumped in 21 points to lead the offensive explosion with Darrun Hilliard following with 18 points while Josh Hart connected for 17 points and eleven rebounds with James Bell tossing in 12 points and hauling down eight boards.
Towson is a solid team but the question of a let down after defeating Temple is a question. All things being equal I think this is too many points to lay for the Wildcats...