Prairie View A&M vs. Texas Southern - 3/9/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Southern Tigers (13-19) at Prairie View A&M Panthers (16-17)
College Basketball: Friday, March 9, 2018 at 9:30 pm (Delmar Fieldhouse)
The Line: Prairie View A&M Panthers +2 -- Over/Under: 160.5 See the Latest Odds
The Texas Southern Panthers meet the Prairie View A&M Panthers in the college basketball semifinals in the SWAC.
The Texas Southern Tigers have been the face of the SWAC and are looking for that trend to continue after a 90-76 win versus Alabama State in the quarterfinals. Texas Southern broke open a tight contest with a 52-39 second half run behind a whopping 33-7 advantage at the stripe.
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Donte Clark carried the Tigers offense with 30 points and five pulls on 7-11 and 13-16 at the line followed by Demontrae Jefferson with 24 points and seven assists. Texas Southern received another 13 points and 13 rebounds from Marquis Salmon on 4-5 while Derrick Bruce added 12 points and six boards.
The Prairie View A&M Panthers won six of seven to end the regular season and carried that momentum in to the SWAC quarterfinals where they routed Alcorn State 87-71. Both teams hit about half their looks with the Panthers totaling eight more shots.
Gary Blackston was the Panthers top weapon with 21 points on 6-13 and 7-8 at the line with Troy Thompson with 18 points on 6-7. Dennis Jones and JD Wallace gave the Panthers points each with Jones handing out 14 assists while Wallace snagged eleven rebounds.
Texas Southern are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and Texas Southern are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. Southwestern Athletic and Texas Southern are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. Prairie View are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 neutral site games and under is 7-2 in Prairie View A&M last 9 neutral site games.
Is this the year somebody dethrones Texas Southern? I don’t know but I know points will be scored…