Loyola of Chicago Ramblers vs. Oral Roberts Golden Eagles CBI Tournament - 3/23/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (19-14) at Loyola of Chicago Ramblers (20-13)
College Basketball: Monday, March 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Joseph J. Gentile Center)
The Line: Loyola of Chicago Ramblers -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Loyola (Chicago) Ramblers clash with the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles in a CBI quarterfinals.
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The Loyola (Chicago) Ramblers lived to play another day as they knocked off Rider 62-59 on Tuesday to reach the CBI quarters. The Ramblers limited the Broncs to a mere 23 point second half to rally from a five deficit. Rider connected on less then 41% from the field but stayed competitive on a 12-24 performance from beyond the arc. The Ramblers sank shots at 44% but turned 19 Broncs fouls in to a decisive 17-7 advantage. Milton Doyle pumped in a contest high 22 points with six assists on 5-7 shooting while Devon Turk followed with 14 points on 5-9 marksmanship. Donte Ingram chipped in with eight points with the entire eight man rotation scoring.
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles have surprised in the postseason and did so Wednesday in defeating a pretty good Santa Barbara squad. Neither team played much in the way of defense with the Gauchos sinking shots at better then 47% including a 10-23 mark from long range. The Golden Eagles countered with nearly 56% accuracy including 11-19 on threes while posting nine more makes at the charity stripe to negate 16 more UCSB looks at the basket. Obi Emegano saved his team with a contest high 30 points and five yanks on 9-18 shooting with Bobby Ward tossing in 16 points. Aaron Young and Brandon Conley scored 14 points with Conley grabbing a team high eight rebounds.
Oral Roberts is far better at putting the ball in the basket and Illinois (Chicago) is far better at slowing the pace and keeping the scoreboard manageable. There is also the fact that the Missouri Valley is stronger then the Summit in many eyes. Pace will decide this and the slower the better for the Ramblers and the quicker the better for the Golden Eagles. The line should be interesting when it comes out…