College of Charleston Cougars vs. William & Mary Tribe Pick-Odds-Prediction - 2/19/14
William & Mary Tribe (16-9) at College of Charleston Cougars (13-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm (TD Arena)
The Line: College of Charleston Cougars -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: not listed
The William & Mary Tribe travel to TD Arena to tangle with the Charleston Cougars in CAA action.
William & Mary is a really tough team to deal withen the shots are falling which happens more often then not, but the question is whether the defensive end of the floor can make things hold up. That wasn't close to being a problem in Monday's 93-70 romp over visiting North Carolina-Wilmington. Even though the Seahawks connected at 47.5% the Tribe were unbeatable with their 57% accuracy and a 16-30 display from lomg range. Brandon Britt led the offensive charge with 22 points on 4-5 on threes while Marcus Thornton and Kyle Gaillard added 15 and 14 points with three others contributing between 8-9 points.
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Charleston move from the SoCon to the CAA hasn't gone as planned with most experts having penciled in the newcomers as the favorite in the Colonial. Right now they are 6th at 5-7 with four games remaining in the regular season. Simply not enough points have been scored with some winnable defensive efforts going by the wayside. That is what we saw in a 60-44 home loss to Northeastern where 29.6% marksmanship including a 3-18 mark from long range stifled the offense. On the flip side the Huskies 46.8% from the field amounted to six more field goals and a easy win. Joe Chealey and Canyon Barry combined for 21 points with Willis Hall and Adjehi Baru each adding eight points and eight rebounds.
William & Mary will try to speed things up and Charleston will try to slow things down and that is it as far as strategy goes. I suppose I prefer the Tribe a little more with the points as they seem a bit more dependable...