Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders - 3/14/14 C-USA Semifinal
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (19-12) vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (24-8)
College Basketball: Friday, March 14, 2014 at 4:00 pm (Don Haskins Center)
The Line: Tulsa Golden Hurricane PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and Tulsa Golden Hurricane will play Friday for a shot to appear in the C-USA tournament final on Saturday. When these teams met on January 23, the Golden Hurricane won 58-53.
The Blue Raiders won their first tournament game on Thursday with a 62-48 win over Old Dominion. In the win, they shot 54.3 percent and held the Monarchs to 32.1 percent shooting. Forward Neiko Hunter led the way with 16 points. On the season, they average 70.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allow 62.2 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Their defense hasn’t allowed more than 68 points in 14 straight games. The Blue Raiders are 14-14 ATS overall.
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The Golden Hurricane won their first tournament game with a 70-49 win over the Tulane Green Wave. They shot 47.2 percent from the field, won the rebounding margin by 10 and forced 13 turnovers. James Woodard led the way with 23 points and six rebounds. On the season, the Golden Hurricane average 73.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allow 67.5 points on 40.5 percent shooting. They’ve held 10 of their last 11 opponents under 70 points. They are 20-8 ATS overall.
The Blue Raiders are 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight neutral site games and 1-7 ATS in their last eight against teams with a winning percentage above 60 percent. The Golden Hurricane are 6-0 ATS in their last six games against teams with a winning SU record.
This game could really go either way.
However, with the game being a pick'em, give me the hotter team and the team that won the first meeting. I'll ride Tulsa in this matchup.