Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks vs. Texas A&M CC Islanders - 3/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas A&M CC Islanders (25-6) at Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (26-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Leonard E. Merrell Center)
The Line: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The top seed Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks take on the Texas A&M CC Islanders in the
The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks have their sights set on the Southland title after thumping Houston Baptist 104-68 in the conference semifinals. The Lumberjacks jumped to a 22 point lead by the break and continued to keep their foot on the gas until the final buzzer as an 18.5 point favorite. The Huskies had a 43%-41% shooting advantage but a 16 offensive rebounds and 18 forced turnovers led to 19 more shots and eleven more field goals. Demetrious Floyd led all scorers with 30 points with Thomas Walkup adding 23 points, six pulls and six assists. Clide Geffrard Jr. dropped 15 points and snagged nine boards while TJ Holyfield tossed in 13 points an logged another six pulls.
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The Sam Houston State Bearcats had a trip to the Southland championship in their sights with a big first half lead versus Texas A&M CC but unfortunately for them this is a 40 minute game. The Islanders trailed by 12 at the break but dominated the final 20 minutes with a 51-36 run to secure a trip to the championship. Both squads connected at around 47% with the Islanders sinking five more free throws for the decisive stat. Hameed Ali paced the offense with 18 points with Rashawn Thomas adding 13 points and seven boards. Ehab Amin and Jelani Currie each scored ten points while Bryce Douvier chipping in with nine points and eight rebounds.
Both teams can score the basketball but Stephen F. Austin plays great defense and is 18-0 in the conference for a reason. No line is out but Austin will be favored by probably more then what many expect…