Northwestern State vs. Stephen F. Austin - 3/13/15 Southland Semifinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Stephen F. Austin at Northwestern State Demons (18-11)
College Basketball: Friday, March 13, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Leonard E. Merrell Center)
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The Northwestern State Demons and Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks meet Friday in the Southland quarterfinal.
The Northwestern State Demons look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. On the season, Northwestern State is averaging 84.3 points on 45.7 percent shooting and is allowing 82 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Zikiteran Woodley is averaging 22.4 points and 4.9 rebounds while Jalan West is averaging 19.2 points and 7.5 assists. Marvin Frazier is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Sabri Thompson is dishing 1.5 assists. The Northwestern State Demons have six players averaging at least six points, and they’re shooting 75 percent from the line and 34.8 percent from deep. Defensively, Northwestern State is allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and has given up 78 or more points in four straight games.
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The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks look to build on their seven-game winning streak. On the season, Stephen F. Austin is averaging 79 points on 49.1 percent shooting and is allowing 63.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Thomas Walkup is averaging 15.5 points and 3.5 assists while Jacob Parker is averaging 14.2 points and 5.4 rebounds. Clide Geffrard, Jr. is shooting 51.1 percent and Ty Charles is grabbing five rebounds. The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks have five players averaging at least eight points, and they’re shooting 72.6 percent from the line and 38.5 percent from deep. Defensively, Stephen F. Austin is allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 71 or more points in five of its last eight games.
The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks are just another level than what Northwestern State is capable of handling. Look for a blowout victory here.