UNC Greensboro vs. East Tennessee State - 3/5/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
East Tennessee State Buccaneers (25-8) at UNC Greensboro Spartans (26-7)
College Basketball: Monday, March 5, 2018 at 9:00 pm (U.S. Cellular Center)
The Line: UNC Greensboro Spartans +1.5 -- Over/Under: 130.5 See the Latest Odds
The SoCon college basketball title game features the ETSU Buccaneers squaring off with the UNC Greensboro Spartans.
The ETSU Buccaneers are moving on to the Southern title game after downing the Furman Paladins 63-51 on Sunday. ETSU shot the ball well at 46.4% but it was the defense that was the star of the show with 31.7% shooting given up.
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Desonta Bradford was the top gun for the Buccaneers as he pumped in a game high 20 points with eight boards followed by Devontavious Payne 12 points and seven rebounds. Mladen Armus gave ETSU ten points and 12 rebounds while Jalan McCloud chipped in with eight points.
The UNC Greensboro Spartans survived a stiff challenge from Wofford to post a 56-55 win and advance to the SoCon championship. UNC Greensboro held a small 36.2%-34.6% shooting edge along with six more shots with Francis Alonso hitting a three with 19 seconds remaining to win.
Alonso finished with 13 points on 5-15 including 3-10 on long balls with Demetrius Troy giving the Spartans another 13 points on 5-9. UNC Greensboro received eight points and four yanks from Jordy Kuiper while Marvin Smith added eight points and five rebounds.
The Southern tournament seeding worked out perfectly with the #1 Spartans facing the #2 Buccaneers. The line will be small when it comes out so I’ll be looking at the numbers in the meantime….