Marist Red Foxes vs. Quinnipiac Bobcats Pick-Odds-Prediction - 3/2/14
Quinnipiac Bobcats (19-9) at Marist Red Foxes (11-18)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm (McCann Field House)
The Line: Marist Red Foxes +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: not listed
McCann Field House and the Marist Red Foxes host the Quinnipiac Bobcats in the final game of the year.
Going in to the final game of the regular season, Quinnipiac is locked in a three tie for second in the MAAC so a win guarantees them at least second. The Bobcats were the hottest team in the conference with seven consecutive victories before a 72-70 loss to visiting Siena through a Monkey Wrench in to their plans. The Bobcats struggled from the field at 40% and gave the ball away 15 times which kept the 36% shooting Saints alive. Ike Azotam led the scoring with 15 points followed by Ousmane Drame and Zaid Hearst adding 12 points each with the trio snagging 28 rebounds. Justin Harris and Evan Conti finished off the scoring with 21 points combined.
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Even though Marist doesn't have anything close to a winning record those thatfollow this team know they have improved. That's not to say both ends of the floor don't need to get better because that's far from true. The Red Foxes have dropped three in a row following a 74-70 defeat at Fairfield where a comeback from a 15 point half time bet fell short. Even though the Stags lost the shooting battle 41%-38%, they sank 12 bombs to squeeze out the win. Adam Kemp enjoyed a monster game with 20 points and 19 rebounds with Chavaughn Lewis adding 18 points and six yanks while Khallid Hart posted 13 points.
The line seems a bit light but that is because Umar Shannon might not play. If he plays I will be on Quinnipiac for sure...