Illinois-Chicago Flames vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Pick-Odds-Prediction - 11/25/13
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (3-1) Vs. Illinois-Chicago Flames (2-2)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 6 pm (Germain Arena)
The Line: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -14 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: not listed
The Illinois-Chicago Flames take the hardwood with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in the Gulf Coast Showcase.
Illinois-Chicago hasn't enjoyed a fast start to the 2013-14 campaign and San Diego did which is why the Torreros were eight point favorites. It turned out the wrong team needed the points with the Flames squeezing out a 74-70 decision. UIC connected at 41.5% from the field with USD hitting at 38% which wasn't a great difference in the big picture with a couple of more free throws making the difference. Kelsey Barlow paced the Flames with 17 points and seven pulls followed Marc Brown and his 13 points while Jake Wiegand and Gabe Snyder chipped in with eleven points apiece with Wiegand grabbing ten rebounds.
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North Carolina-Greensboro was a bit of an unknown heading in to the opening round Gulf Coast Showcase with Louisiana Tech. What we now know is the Spartans were way over their heads in a 99-62 rout that was never in doubt. La Tech was off to the races with 48-33 lead after 20 minutes behind red hot 63% sharp shooting while UNCG was limited to 38%. That was enough to win especially with Louisiana Tech sinking 14 three pointers.Alex Hamilton led the scoring parade with a game high 26 points on a 10-12 performance. Chris Hamilton was next in line with 18 points followed Kenyon McNeail with 15 while Cordarius Johnson chipped in with eleven points and five yanks.
No line out yet so there is time to dwell on this but for starters Louisiana Tech will be favored somwhere in the ten point range if I had to guess. I might be leaning to the Bulldogs but don't want to get too far ahead of myself...