Campbell Camels vs. Charleston Southern Buccaneers Pick-Odds-Prediction - 3/5/14 Big South First Round
Charleston Southern Buccaneers (12-17) at Campbell Camels (12-19)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm (HTC Center)
The Line: Campbell Camels +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: not listed
The Campbell Fighting Camels and Charleston Southern Buccaneers square off in a Big South tourney opener.
It's hard to imagine that a team that averages 82 points and shoots 46% while allowing 72 points isn't higher in the standings then 8th but that's where Charleston Southern is. A closer look at the schedule explains why; the defense has been giving up points in bunches and eve this potent attack hasn't kept up. The Buccaneers went 3-8 down the stretch and it's apparent that any success this teams sees in the postseason will come from scoring a ton of points. With five players averaging in double figures I have little doubt they will score, my concern is can they get stops.
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The saying goes 'you are what your record says you are' is generally accurate but it's still interesting when it's applied to Campbell. The numbers say a 6-10 record in the Big South gets you an 8th place tie but just how far was this team from a much better rank is a good question. The Fighting Camels don't win a lot of close ones but they lose plenty of them and during the last month of the regular season they lost a lot of everything. Campbell dropped eight of nine to head in to the conference postseason with more questions then answers with neither end of the floor providing any consistency.
This is a game these kids will be looking forward to but if you have money on it you better have a roll of Tums to help settle your stomach. I guess Charleston Southern played their schedule better...