Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. South Florida Bulls - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Florida Bulls (7-23) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (19-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Reynolds Center)
The Line: Tulsa Golden Hurricane -16 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane look to avid the upset bid of the visiting South Florida Bulls.
The South Florida Bulls had high hopes of improvement this season but instead have struggled at both ends of the floor as they battled Tulane to avoid the conference basement. The Bulls have dropped consecutive games following a 52-39 loss to visiting East Carolina Wednesday as a 1.5 point home dog. USF managed just 16 first points and hit at less then 28% overall including a 1-15 effort from beyond the arc. That made the Pirates 36% accuracy golden as it added up to three more field goals. Jaleel Cousins was the Bulls lone double digit scorer with 13 points and six pulls on 5-9. Chris Perry added nine points and nine rebounds while Angel Nunez contributed eight points and nine more boards.
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are probably looking at a NIT bid if they don’t win the conference playoffs but their more immediate concern is winning the final game of the regular season and possibly finishing 4th. The Golden Hurricane have won five of seven but are coming off of a 92-82 loss at Memphis as a two point favorite. The Tigers trailed by one at the but exploded for 46 second half points to pull away behind nearly 54% marksmanship and a 31-19 edge at the stripe to offset the 44% shooting Golden Hurricane and their 12 more looks at the basket with a 7-25 effort on threes doing them in. Shaquille Harrison was Tulsa’s go to scorer with 20 points, five yanks and five assists with Marquel Curtis adding 16 points and six pulls. Sterling Taplin tossed in 15 and James Woodard followed with 14 points while Pat Birt chipped in with eight.
The over is 7-2 in South Florida last 9 overall. If the Golden Hurricane play a 40 minute game then they win big or they could coast and win by double digits so it’s up to them…