NCAA First Round Wichita State Shockers vs. Cal Poly Mustangs Pick-Odds-Prediction - 3/21/14
Cal Poly Mustangs (14-19) at Wichita State Shockers (34-0)
College Basketball: Friday, March 21, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: Wichita State Shockers -17.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wichita State Shockers face play in game winner the Cal Poly Mustangs in round one of the Big Dance on Friday.
Wichita State is trying to make history with the goal being to win the National Championship with a perfect record. The Shockers are facing big odds and tons of pressure with their bracket being the toughest in the tournament in my view. Having said that we are talking about a team that was seldom challenged with plenty of ability to score and defend with both units generally on the same page. The Shockers have outscored opponents 75-59 so it's been pick your poison with this group. Whether the defense plays well or not Cleanthony Early (15.8 ppg, 6 rpg) leads four DD scorers that will light up the Cal Poly defense.
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Cal Poly certainly got hot at the right time by winning the Big West after struggling for most of 2013-14. Now the Mustangs can make the claim many teams can only dream of and that's the distinction they earned by winning an NCAA game via an 81-69 decision over Texas Southern on Wednesday. The Mustangs struggled throughout 2013-14 but got hot in the Big West tourney and their hot play continued against the Tigers with 57% shooting accounting for five more field goals then TSU. The Tigers Aaric Murray enjoyed a career night with 38 points but the balance of Cal Poly won out. Chris Eversley led the attack with 19 points followed by David Nwaba with 17 while Brian Bennett and Reese Morgan combined for 19 points.
Not really much too discuss with Wichita State ending Cal Poly's run with the lone question being by how much. I will go with potential here as the Shockers might or might not run it up...