Nicholls State vs. Stephen F. Austin - 3/9/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (25-6) at Nicholls State Colonels (21-10)
College Basketball: Friday, March 9, 2018 at 8:30 pm (Leonard E. Merrell Center)
The Line: Nicholls State Colonels +6 -- Over/Under: 155 See the Latest Odds
Southland college basketball action pits the SFA Lumberjacks against the Nicholls State Colonels in the conference semifinals.
The SFA Lumberjacks have been the face of the conference but not in 2017-18 but the team still can change that with a trip to the Southland semifinals Friday after routing Central Arkansas 86-64. SFA held a 46.2%-38.8% shooting edge and 16 more looks at the basket.
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Ivan Canete topped the Lumberjacks offensive explosion with 17 points followed by TJ Holyfield with 16 points. Kevon Harris gave Stephen F. Austin 12 points and eleven rebounds while Ty Charles and Shannon Bogues combined for 19 points.
The Nicholls State Colonels are trying to establish themselves as the face of the Southland and they took the first step by winning the Southland. Run and gun Nicholls State outscored the opposition 83-75 and won eight of nine to clos the regular season.
The guard heavy Colonels received 19.5 points and 5.7 boards from Roddy Peters on 52.4% with Tevon Saddler averaging 15.8 points and a team high 6.6 rebounds while Jahvaughn Powell and Lafayette Rutledge combined for almost 20 points.
Nicholls State desperately wants to knock off the ‘big name’ in their conference and have the light shine on them. However, the loss of Sadler to a knee injury is a huge leaves a huge void. No line is out but I’m leaning Lumberjacks…