Northern Colorado Bears vs. Eastern Washington Eagles Pick-Odds-Prediction - 2/27/14
Eastern Washington Eagles (13-14) at Northern Colorado Bears (16-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:05 pm (Butler-Hancock Hall)
The Line: Northern Colorado Bears -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: not listed
The Northern Colorado Bears welcome the Eastern Washington Huskies to town in Big Sky action.
When opponents take the floor with Eastern Washington they had better be prepared to do some scoring because the Eagles generally do. That is the key to this team's success and sometimes when they score it doesn't result in winning which is what we saw in Monday's 87-76 home loss to Portland State which put an end to a three game winning streak. The Eagles outshot the visitors 51%-48% but the decisive edge was the Vikings 11-4 advantage from the perimeter. EWU received 23 points from Tyler Harvey with Venky Jois adding 18 points and nine rebounds followed by a 13 point, seven yank effort from Martin Seiferth.
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With three conference games remaining the question for second place Northern Colorado is can they fend off the three teams that are a mere game behind them in the standings. The Bears were riding a three game winning streak and had a chance to give themselves some breathing room at Sacramento State but that was not to be in a 79-58 defeat. Neither end of the floor stood out with the Hornets connecting at 48% from the floor with Northern Colorado mustering just 31% accuracy. Jordan Wilson was the lone double digit scorer with 17 points with Derrick Barden, Dominique Lee and Tim Huskinsson each netting eight points.
The home floor is so important in the Big Sky which has me thinking Northern Colorado but these teams seem to be on equal footing which means the Bears win but hopefully don't cover...