The Stonehill Skyhawks and the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights meet Sunday in college basketball action from Rothman Center. Stonehill comes into this one at 8-13 overall. The Skyhawks beat LIU in their last game. As for Fairleigh Dickinson, they’re 12-9 overall after a loss to Sacred Heart on Friday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Stonehill went 4-10 to start out the season, beating only Army, Holy Cross, Eastern Nazarene and Binghamton. The Skyhawks are 4-3 in their last seven with wins over Sacred Heart, Wagner, Central CT State and LIU.
In the LIU game on Friday, the Skyhawks put up a 45-33 halftime advantage. Stonehill was outscored 33-28 from there but held on for the 73-66 win. Andrew Sims led the way on 24 points and seven rebounds.
Fairleigh Dickinson Knights
Over on the FDU side, they were 6-8 after 14 games with wins over Mercy, Manhattan, VMI, Saint Joseph’s, NJIT and Columbia. The Knights would then hit a six-game winning streak before a loss to Sacred Heart on Friday.
In the Sacred Heart matchup, the Knights were up 37-30 going into the second half. Fairleigh Dickinson was drilled 62-48 from there and ended up losing 92-85. Demetre Roberts put up 27 points, and Grant Singleton had 26 points.
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I’ll stick with Fairleigh Dickinson here. The Knights had a bad second half in the Sacred Heart matchup, but otherwise they’ve been playing great over the last seven games. Fairleigh Dickinson has scored 65 or more points in eight straight outings, and if they can keep that run going I think the Knights will be fine on a cover. Fairleigh Dickinson won 65-57 the last time these teams met up on January 16 at Merkert Gymnasium. I like another victory for the Knights here.