Morehead State Eagles vs. Duquesne Dukes - 3/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Duquesne Dukes (17-16) at Morehead State Eagles (20-12)
College Basketball: Monday, March 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Ellis Johnson Arena)
The Line: Morehead State Eagles -4 -- Over/Under: 153 See the Latest Odds
The Morehead State Eagles face the Duquesne Dukes in a CBI quarterfinal bout.
The Morehead State Eagles picked up win number 20 and advanced to the CBI quarterfinals with an 84-80 victory versus Siena as a six point underdog Tuesday. The respective defenses took the night off with the Saints holding a 52.7%-50% edge in marksmanship with the Eagles 21-24 at the stripe for eight more makes which was decisive. Morehead State received a game high 20 points and eleven rebounds from Lyonell Gaines on 10-16 from the field with Xavier Moon checking in with 17 points on 4-9. Anthony Elechi followed with ten points and six pulls while Corban Collins and Brent Arrington combined for 17 points. The Eagles played 12 and eleven found the scoring column.
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The Duquesne Dukes and their high powered offense have been the backbone of this team for much of the year and that trend continued in a 120-112 victory versus visiting Nebraska Omaha in their CBI opener Wednesday. The Dukes took a 19 point lead in to the break and scored enough over the final 20 minutes to advance to the tournament quarterfinals. Duquesne seldom missed at nearly 53% and it’s a good thing with the Mavericks connecting at 42.5% with 21 more looks at the basket. Derrick Colter led six double digit scorers with 28 points, six pulls and nine helpers with Jordan Robinson tossing in 17. Micah Mason and LG Gill and Eric James netted 16 points apiece while Darius Lewis chipped in with ten points.
We never know what to expect from Duquesne who has both won and lost unexpectedly. Morehead State doesn’t make me feel warm and fuzzy as a favorite and I personally like them as an underdog so take this with a grain of salt…