UNC Greensboro vs. The Citadel - 3/3/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
The Citadel Bulldogs (10-20) at UNC Greensboro Spartans (24-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 12:00 pm (U.S. Cellular Center)
The Line: UNC Greensboro Spartans -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UNC Greensboro Spartans face the Citadel Bulldogs in a SoCon college basketball quarterfinal.
The Citadel Bulldogs kept their season alive with a first round 78-70 victory versus the VMI Keydets. The Citadel managed a 40%-37.1% shooting edge but the deciding factor was a 16-8 advantage at the charity stripe.
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The balanced Citadel attack received 16 points and seven rebounds from Zane Najdawi on 4-11 and 7-11 at the line. Matt Frierson and Frankie Johnson gave the Bulldogs 12 points apiece with Johnson adding five assists and four steals while Hayden Brown tossed in eleven points on 3-6.
The UNC Greensboro Spartans won the SoCon regular season crown because they have a solid offense and the #6 defense in the game. UNC Greensboro ended the season with three straight wins after downing Samford 88-75 behind 50% shooting and 14 more looks at the basket.
Marvin Smith led the Spartans with a contest high 26 points with five pulls on 8-18 followed by Kyrin Galloway with 15 points and five pulls on 6-7. Francis Alonso gave UNCG 14 points on 3-8 and 6-6 at the stripe while Isaiah Miller and Jordy Kuiper netted ten points apiece.
UNCG has a defense that will make it difficult for the Citadel to score consistently which should be the difference. No line has been released but it will be ugly so for now this is just a lean…