South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Cornell Big Red - 11/20/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cornell Big Red (2-1) at South Carolina Gamecocks (1-1)
College Basketball: Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 8:00 pm (TD Arena)
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Cornell Big Red hope to continue winning when they tangle with the South Carolina Gamecocks.
The Cornell Big Red are off to a nice start thanks to a 58-52 victory over visiting Colgate that upped their record to 2-1 with South Carolina on deck. A strong second half erased an eight point deficit heading to the locker room with their coring and defense dominating the second half. Colgate was the better shooting squad at 45%-38.8% but the Big Red prevailed because of a 14-1 edge at the foul line. The Big Red leaned heavily on Devin Cherry who pumped in a game high 21 points with five helpers on 8-15 marksmanship while JoJo Fallas and Galal Cancer contributed eight points apiece but production outside of Cherry was difficult to come by.
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After throttling North Florida in their opener South Carolina found the going a bit tougher in a 69-65 loss to Big 12 power Baylor. The boxscore was close throughout with neither team having a big advantage over the other in most categories. Baylor did shoot the ball better at 44.7% with the Gamecocks countering with nearly 41% from the floor but all that did was keep the game close. Tyrone Johnson tossed in game high 21 points followed by a 16 point performance from Sindarius Thornwell who fouled out in 32 minutes. Michael Carrera and Marcus Stroman each added ten points and combined for eleven rebounds. The biggest issue was the starting five were in some foul trouble at the end and Baylor didn't miss their free throws.
The under is 6-2 in Cornell's last 8 non-conference games and for South Carolina the under is 14-2 in SCAR last 16 overall. Cornell is picked last in the Ivy and the Gamecocks are picked last in the SEC so the big question is whether the worse team in the SEC is double figures better then the bottom in the Ivy. I don't have an answer for that but my question would be is it worth paying to find out and I know I don't think so...