The Charleston Southern Buccaneers and the UNC Asheville Bulldogs meet Wednesday in college basketball action from Kimmel Arena. Charleston Southern is currently 8-19 overall. The Buccaneers lost to Winthrop in their last game. As for UNC Asheville, they’re 22-7 on the season after a Saturday win versus Gardner-Webb. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Charleston Southern Buccaneers
The Buccaneers have had a pretty rough season so far, and they went just 7-13 over their first 20 outings. Charleston Southern is just 1-6 since then with losses to Gardner-Webb, High Point, USC Upstate, Radford, Campbell and Winthrop in the last six.
In the Saturday matchup versus Winthrop, Charleston Southern took a 40-35 deficit into the break. The Buccaneers were outscored 35-32 from there and lost 75-67. Tyeree Bryan was tops on the team with 23 points and five rebounds.
UNC Asheville Bulldogs
Over on the Bulldogs’ side, they hit a 16-6 run through their first 22 games this year. UNC Asheville is a nice 6-1 since then with wins over Campbell, High Point, Winthrop, Presbyterian, Radford and Gardner-Webb. The lone loss came to USC Upstate.
On Saturday against Gardner-Webb, the Bulldogs held a slim 29-28 edge in the locker room. UNC Asheville closed the game on a 46-35 run and won it 75-63. Drew Pember led the team on a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds.
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I’ll lean toward UNC Asheville here. The Bulldogs are on a great run these days; they’ve lost just one game during this calendar year. The scoring has been pretty solid as well, with 70 or more points in nine of their last 11 games. These teams last saw each other back on January 18 in a 73-63 Bulldogs win at CSU Field House. With the Buccaneers struggling lately (and most of the season), I don’t see Charleston Southern getting close in the road rematch.