Syracuse vs. South Carolina - 3/25/16 Women's NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Carolina vs. Syracuse
College Basketball: Friday, March 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Denny Sanford Premier Center)
The Line: South Carolina -10.5 --- Over/Under: 132.5 See the Latest Odds
The Syracuse Orange and South Carolina Gamecocks meet Friday in the NCAA Tournament at the Denny Sanford Premier Center.
The Syracuse Orange look for another win after beating Albany on Sunday. The Syracuse Orange are averaging 72.2 points on 37 percent shooting and allowing 59 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Alexis Peterson is averaging 15.4 points and 4.8 assists while Brianna Butler is averaging 13.3 points and 3.7 rebounds. Bria Day is the third double-digit scorer and Brittney Sykes is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Syracuse Orange are shooting 29 percent from beyond the arc and 67.2 percent from the free throw line. The Orange are allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per game. The Syracuse Orange are 6-1 this season on neutral courts.
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The South Carolina Gamecocks look for another win after beating Kansas State on Sunday. The South Carolina Gamecocks are averaging 73.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 54.9 points on 34.6 percent shooting. A'ja Wilson is averaging 16.1 points and 8.7 rebounds while Tiffany Mitchell is averaging 15.1 points and 2.8 rebounds. Alaina Coates is the third double-digit scorer and Khadijah Sessions is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The South Carolina Gamecocks are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Gamecocks are allowing 28.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.8 rebounds per game. The South Carolina Gamecocks are 8-0 on neutral courts this season.
Syracuse has been on a roll with just three losses since January. There's a chance the Orange could make this game interesting if the shots are falling. However, South Carolina is one of the two biggest threats to UConn.
The South Carolina Gamecocks are on the short list of teams that have a slim chance to compete with UConn this season. Syracuse has had an impressive season but just doesn't have the horses to hang in this contest. Look for the Gamecocks to win by double digits.