The Tarleton Texans and UCF Knights meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Addition Financial Arena. The Tarleton Texans look for their sixth win. The UCF Knights look for their seventh win.
The Tarleton Texans are averaging 75.3 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 66.7 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Freddy Hicks is averaging 17.9 points and 3 assists, while Jakorie Smith is averaging 11.5 points and 3.5 rebounds. Lue Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Shakur Daniel is dishing 2.9 assists. The Tarleton Texans are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67.1 percent from the free throw line. The Tarleton Texans are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.2 rebounds per game.
The UCF Knights are averaging 71.3 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 61.8 points on 37.4 percent shooting. Taylor Hendricks is averaging 15.5 points and 0.8 assists, while Darius Johnson is averaging 12.7 points and 2.3 rebounds. CJ Kelly is the third double-digit scorer and Ithiel Horton is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The UCF Knights are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The UCF Knights are allowing 26.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game.
The Knights are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Texans last 7 road games. The under is 5-2 in Knights last 7 overall.
The Central Florida Knights should be favored for obvious reasons, as they're the better, more talented team. However, the Tarleton Texans are playing good ball and all of their losses came against good teams and were competitive. Even the Texans' loss against Baylor, that was a three point game early in the second half. The Tarleton Texans compete. Give me the points.