UAB Blazers vs. BYU Cougars - 3/16/16 College Basketball NIT Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UAB Blazers (26-6) vs. BYU Cougars (23-10)
March 16, 2016 8:00 PM EST (Marriott Center)
The Line- BYU -9 See the Latest Odds
The 2nd seeded BYU Cougars will host the 7th seeded UAB Blazers in the first round of the NIT Tournament.
The BYU Cougars finished the regular season with a 23-10 record and are 3rd in the WCC. The BYU Cougars led the conference averaging 83.6 points per game and are shooting 38% from the 3-point line. Chase Fischer who is averaging 17.9 points per game and 3.5 rebounds has led the BYU Cougars. Nick Emery is second on the team with 16.2 points per game and 3.3 rebounds. The BYU Cougars will be able to get their points the key will be if their defense shows up.
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The UAB Blazers finished the regular season with a 26-6 record and 1st in the Conference USA but did not make the tournament by getting knocked out on the Conference tournament. UAB averages 79.0 points per game and 37% from the 3-point line. Robert Brown who is averaging 13.5 points per game and 3.1 assists has led the Blazers. Chris Cokley is second on the team with 13.1 points per game and 6.4 rebounds.
The BYU Cougars have one of the best offenses in the country and should be able to put up alot of points in this game. UAB is a very solid team as well and could be able to hang with Cougars for awhile. In the end i think BYU has too much talent for UAB and they will pull away late.