Tulsa vs. Connecticut - 3/14/15 AAC Semifinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Connecticut Huskies (18-13) at Tulsa
College Basketball: Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Gampel Pavilion)
The Line: Connecticut Huskies -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Connecticut Huskies and Tulsa Golden Hurricane meet Saturday in the AAC semifinal.
The Connecticut Huskies look to stay hot after winning five of their last six. On the season, UConn is averaging 65.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting and is allowing 60.5 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Ryan Boatright is averaging 17.6 points and four assists while Daniel Hamilton is averaging 11.1 points and 7.4 rebounds. Rodney Purvis is dishing 1.2 assists and Amida Brimah is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Connecticut Huskies have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 70.5 percent from the line and 35.7 percent from deep. Defensively, UConn is allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 54 or less points in three of its last four games.
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane look for a win after beating Houston on Friday. On the season, Tulsa is averaging 65 points on 42.2 percent shooting and is allowing 60.2 points on 39.3 percent shooting. James Woodard is averaging 14.9 points and 4.6 rebounds while Shaquille Harrison is averaging 13.3 points and 3.7 assists. Rashad Smith is grabbing six rebounds and Rashad Ray is dishing three assists. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have five players averaging at least 7.1 points, and they’re shooting 64.4 percent from the line and 33.1 percent from deep. Defensively, Tulsa is allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 58 or less points in five of its last seven games.
The Huskies are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games following a ATS win and 39-17 ATS in their last 56 neutral site games. The Golden Hurricane are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following a S.U. win.
I had the Huskies winning this tournament, and that doesn't change now. Look for UConn to win another game on its home court and get one step closer to the big dance.