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Tulane Green Wave vs. Princeton Tigers - 3/19/14 CBI First Round

Princeton Tigers (20-8) at Tulane Green Wave (17-16)

College Basketball: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Devlin Fieldhouse)

The Line: Tulane Green Wave +7 -- Over/Under: 126.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Princeton Tigers and Tulane Green Wave will play in the first round of the CBI tournament. Princeton finished third in the Ivy League with a 20-8 record, while Tulane finished seventh in the C-USA with a 17-16 record.

Princeton has a chance to make a solid run in this tournament with the way it plays defense. The Tigers hold teams to 64.8 points on 43.2 percent shooting and haven’t allowed a 70-point performance in 11 straight games. Offensively, Princeton averages 71.2 points on 44.8 percent shooting and is led by senior guard T.J. Bray, who averages 18.3 points and 5 assists. Princeton also shoots a solid 72 percent from the free throw line. The Princeton Tigers are 11-11 ATS overall this season.

Tulane Green Wave vs. Princeton Tigers - 3/19/14 CBI First Round

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Tulane averages 63.8 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allows 70.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Offensively, the Green Wave are led by sophomore guard Louis Dabney, who averages 15.2 points and 4.1 rebounds. Tulane makes 69.3 percent of its free throws and shoots 35.3 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, the Green Wave have improved slightly, holding opponents under 70 points in four of their last six games. The Tulane Green Wave are 14-13 ATS overall this season.

The Tigers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. Conference USA and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games. The Green Wave are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. 

Tulane simply doesn’t do anything special on either side of the ball and is even a poor rebounding team at 33.7 boards per game. Princeton is one of the better defensive teams in this tournament and does a nice job of sharing the basketball.

This will likely result in a blowout.

Give me the Tigers to win by double digits.

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Princeton Tigers -7

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