William & Mary Tribe vs. College of Charleston Cougars CAA Tournament Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/8/14
College of Charleston Cougars (14-17) at William & Mary Tribe (18-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 8:30 pm (Baltimore Arena)
The Line: William & Mary Tribe -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The William and Mary Tribe and the College of Charleston Cougars face off on Saturday in Baltimore in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament.
The William and Mary Tribe ended their regular season with a loss but they are hoping to put that in the past as they open CAA Tournament play. W&M went 10-6 in CAA play and 8-7 in games away from home. Marcus Thornton leads the Tribe averaging 18.6 points per game. Tim Rusthoven is averaging 12.2 points, Omar Prewitt is averaging 11.8 points, and Kyle Gailard is averaging 6.8 points. William and Mary is averaging 73.1 points and they are shooting 47.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 71.6 points and their opponents are shooting 46.2 percent. William and Mary finished in third place in the CAA standings.
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The College of Charleston Cougars lost their last three games and four of their last five to finish in sixth place in CAA. COC is 5-10 in games away from home and 6-10 in the CAA. Willis Hall leads the Cougars averaging 12.2 points and 9.0 rebounds. Anthony Stitt is averaging 10 points, Anthony Thomas is averaging 6.8 points, and Adjehi Baru is averaging 9.1 points and 7.6 rebounds. College of Charleston is averaging 63.1 points and they are shooting 41.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.5 points and their opponents are shooting 40.7 percent. College of Charleston was 1-7 in CAA road games.
William and Mary is 8-0 against the spread following a loss, 13-5 against the spread in their last 18 games, and 11-3 against the spread against a team with a losing record. College of Charleston is 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 neutral site games, 1-4 against the spread following a loss, and 5-16 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
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