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Long Beach State 49ers vs. Kansas State Wildcats Pick-Odds-Prediction - 11/24/13

Kansas State Wildcats (2-3) at Long Beach State 49ers (1-5)

College Basketball: Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 11:30 am (Coliseo Roberto Clemente)

The Line: Long Beach State 49ers +6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3.com

The Kansas State Wildcats and Long Beach State 49ers meet in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

Back to back defeats in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off has the Wildcats staring at a 2-3 start which is not the way this team generally begins a season. KSU suffered breakdowns at both ends of the floor in a 90-63 loss to Georgetown. The Hoyas connected at 63.5% to far out distance the Wildcats 36% with 15 turnovers giving KSU one less look. In the end Georgetown sank 15 more shots which explains the scoreboard. Thomas Gipson pased the Wildcats with 18 points and six pulls followed by a 16 point, six board effort by Marcus Foster while Will Spradling added 12 points.

Long Beach State 49ers vs. Kansas State Wildcats Pick-Odds-Prediction - 11/24/13

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Long Beach State played their best game of the young season but it was still not enough in a 73-67 defeat to Virginia Commonwealth in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The 49ers held the lead in the second half but couldn't stop the Rams offense who sank shots at a 46% pace while LBS made half their attempts in a back and forth fast tempo contest that featured eight lead changes and nine ties. At the final buzzer VCU was 8-11 fom the line and the 49ers were 4-10 and left points on the floor. Branford Jones led Long Beach State with 19 points with Mike Caffey tossing in 15 points and grabbing five boards in 40 minutes while AJ Spencer connected for 14 points with Dan Jennings contributed 12 and seven rebounds.

These teams have already faced each other with Kansas State winning by 13 but watching these two play and I don't like my choices. Long Beach State plus the points is the way I'm leaning but thes guys were awful until they faced VCU so who knows...

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