Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/19/14
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (15-3) at Southern Miss Golden Eagles (15-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm (Reed Green Coliseum)
The Line: Southern Miss Golden Eagles -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs square off with the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles at Reed Green Coliseum.
If you want to know how Louisiana Tech has gotten to 15-3 then look at their numbers as they outscore the opposition 85-65 which makes things easy to see. The Bulldogs have won seven in a row after thrashing Tulane 73-45 on the road even though they struggled to shoot the ball at 35%. That was stil a decisive number with the Green Wave held to 23% from the the floor with 14 turnovers that combined with La Tech's 17 offensive pulls to total 33 more looks. Kenyon McNeail and Jaron Johnson each scored 14 points while Chris Andersen and Alex Hamilton netted eleven points.
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Southern Mississippi can score and defend with anybody in the CUSA which makes them one of the favorites to capture the CUSA crown. The Golden Eagles put that scoring and defense on full display with an 84-62 rout of visiting Rice behind a 50 point second half explosion. USM sank shots at a 52% pace including a 10-20 mark from long range while 19 Rice personals in to an 18-2 advantage. The Owls never had a chance with their 43% from the field falling well short. Michael Craig and Aaron Brown led the offense with 16 and 15 points with 15 boards while Neil Watson tossed in 12 and posted six assists followed by a ten point, eight board effort from Daveon Boardingham.
This has the potential to be a good one with both teams capable of winning the conference. I'll take the points but really don't have an edge to hang my hat on...