NCAA News and Notes Tuesday 12/9

NCAA News and Notes Tuesday 12/9

Tuesday's Tip Sheet
By Brian Edwards

There are 13 games on the college basketball rotation Tuesday, including a pair of contests at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Let’s take a look at those matchups before offering a few Bonus Nuggets.

**West Virginia vs. Davidson**

--Las Vegas Sports Consultants opened Davidson (6-1 straight up, 2-2 against the spread) as a two-point favorite.

--West Virginia (6-1 SU, 2-3 ATS) has won back-to-back games since losing to Kentucky in Las Vegas on Nov. 29. However, the Mountaineers have failed to cover the number in three straight outings. They won 80-78 at Ole Miss last week as 2 ½-point favorites before capturing a 53-43 triumph Saturday over Cleveland St. as 14-point ‘chalk.’

--Davidson collected a 72-67 win over North Carolina State on Saturday in Charlotte. The Wildcats failed to cover the number as an eight-point favorite. Stephen Curry put on a show with 44 points, inserting the final nail in the Wolfpack’s coffin with a ridiculous long-range trey at the shot-clock buzzer with 90 seconds left. Andrew Lovedale added 12 points, nine rebounds and a pair of blocked shots.

--Curry leads the nation in scoring, averaging 31.3 points per game. He has adjusted well to the point-guard position, dishing out 45 assists (6.4 per game) compared to just 18 turnovers. Curry played “the two” (shooting guard) in his first two collegiate seasons when Jason Richards – one of the Heat’s final cuts coming out of training camp -- played the point.

--Lovedale is Davidson’s best defender and the team’s physical presence in the lane. He is averaging 14.4 points and 10.4 rebounds per game.

--Bob Huggins has three starters back from last season’s squad that advanced to the Sweet 16. The night before losing to Kentucky in Vegas, the ‘Neers beat Iowa 87-68 as nine-point favorites.

--West Virginia junior point guard Joe Mazzulla (6.5 PPG, 4.2 APG) is “questionable” with a bruised shoulder. He missed the team’s win over Cleveland St. after sustaining the injury at Ole Miss.

--The ‘over’ is 3-2 overall for WVU. On the other hand, the ‘under’ is 2-1 for Davidson.

--Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Eastern on ESPN.

**Texas vs. Villanova**

--LVSC opened Texas (6-1 SU, 3-3 ATS) as a four-point ‘chalk.’ However, most spots had the Longhorns at 2½ late Monday.

--These teams are meeting for the third straight season. They have split the two previous encounters, but ‘Nova has taken the cash both times. The Wildcats won a 76-69 decision last year as 5 ½-point favorites.

--Villanova (8-0 SU, 3-2 ATS) hasn’t faced many formidable teams yet, but who can blame Jay Wright for going soft with the non-conference slate with a brutal Big East schedule looming?

--Texas is coming off Thursday’s 68-64 non-covering win over UCLA as a six-point home favorite. A.J. Abrams scored a game-high 31 points for the Longhorns, draining 5-of-9 attempts from 3-point range.

--The Wildcats’ most impressive victory was a 78-65 win over Rhode Island as 8 ½-point favorites in a game played at the Palestra in Philadelphia. Dante Cunningham paced ‘Nova with 19 points and 12 rebounds.

--Cunningham is averaging a team-high 17.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. Scottie Reynolds is scoring 14.0 PPG and dishing out 4.8 APG.

--ESPN will have television coverage approximately 30 minutes after the West Va.-Davidson game concludes.

**B.E.’s Bonus Nuggets**

--I think Stephen Curry is my favorite (non-GATOR) college basketball player ever.

--Iowa will be without leading scorer Anthony Tucker vs. No. Iowa on Tuesday. Tucker has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules. The Hawkeyes are six-point favorites.

--Most books have tabbed Va. Tech as a 3½-point favorites for its road game Tuesday at Georgia.

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N IOWA (5 - 3) at IOWA (7 - 2)
Top Trends for this game.
IOWA is 73-102 ATS (-39.2 Units) as a favorite since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
IOWA is 1-1 against the spread versus N IOWA over the last 3 seasons
IOWA is 1-1 straight up against N IOWA over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


TOLEDO (2 - 6) at WRIGHT ST (0 - 6)

Top Trends for this game.
TOLEDO is 29-13 ATS (+14.7 Units) when playing with one or less days rest since 1997.
WRIGHT ST is 4-12 ATS (-9.2 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
WRIGHT ST is 4-12 ATS (-9.2 Units) in all home games over the last 2 seasons.
WRIGHT ST is 4-12 ATS (-9.2 Units) in home lined games over the last 2 seasons.
WRIGHT ST is 2-9 ATS (-7.9 Units) in home games after a conference game over the last 2 seasons.
WRIGHT ST is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) in home games after scoring 60 points or less over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.


PURDUE (6 - 2) at BALL ST (4 - 3)
Top Trends for this game.
PURDUE is 1-8 ATS (-7.8 Units) in December games over the last 2 seasons.
PURDUE is 55-80 ATS (-33.0 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
PURDUE is 41-25 ATS (+13.5 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
PURDUE is 41-25 ATS (+13.5 Units) in all lined games over the last 3 seasons.
PURDUE is 28-16 ATS (+10.4 Units) as a favorite over the last 3 seasons.
BALL ST is 23-38 ATS (-18.8 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
BALL ST is 23-38 ATS (-18.8 Units) in all lined games over the last 3 seasons.
BALL ST is 8-19 ATS (-12.9 Units) in all home games over the last 3 seasons.
BALL ST is 8-19 ATS (-12.9 Units) in home lined games over the last 3 seasons.
BALL ST is 2-11 ATS (-10.1 Units) in December games over the last 3 seasons.
BALL ST is 9-19 ATS (-11.9 Units) after a non-conference game over the last 3 seasons.
BALL ST is 9-19 ATS (-11.9 Units) in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons.
BALL ST is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) in home games versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
BALL ST is 1-0 against the spread versus PURDUE over the last 3 seasons
PURDUE is 1-0 straight up against BALL ST over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


VIRGINIA TECH (5 - 3) at GEORGIA (5 - 3)
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.


ST JOSEPHS (3 - 4) at TOWSON ST (4 - 4)
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.


DRAKE (6 - 2) at IOWA ST (6 - 1)
Top Trends for this game.
IOWA ST is 19-3 ATS (+15.7 Units) as a home favorite of 3 points or less or pick since 1997.
IOWA ST is 124-94 ATS (+20.6 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
DRAKE is 22-10 ATS (+11.0 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
DRAKE is 22-10 ATS (+11.0 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
DRAKE is 15-4 ATS (+10.6 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
DRAKE is 14-4 ATS (+9.6 Units) versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
DRAKE is 2-0 against the spread versus IOWA ST over the last 3 seasons
DRAKE is 2-0 straight up against IOWA ST over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


TEXAS (6 - 1) vs. VILLANOVA (8 - 0)
Top Trends for this game.
VILLANOVA is 0-8 ATS (-8.8 Units) after scoring 80 points or more over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
VILLANOVA is 1-0 against the spread versus TEXAS over the last 3 seasons
VILLANOVA is 1-0 straight up against TEXAS over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


DENVER (1 - 5) at CS-NORTHRIDGE (1 - 6)
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.


SAN FRANCISCO (6 - 3) at PACIFIC (3 - 3)
Top Trends for this game.
SAN FRANCISCO is 48-73 ATS (-32.3 Units) after a non-conference game since 1997.
SAN FRANCISCO is 48-74 ATS (-33.4 Units) in non-conference games since 1997.
SAN FRANCISCO is 2-9 ATS (-7.9 Units) versus poor offensive teams - scoring <=64 points/game over the last 2 seasons.
PACIFIC is 10-22 ATS (-14.2 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
PACIFIC is 2-0 against the spread versus SAN FRANCISCO over the last 3 seasons
PACIFIC is 2-0 straight up against SAN FRANCISCO over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


MARIST (3 - 4) at SIENA (4 - 3)
Top Trends for this game.
SIENA is 22-7 ATS (+14.3 Units) in home games after a non-conference game since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
MARIST is 3-2 against the spread versus SIENA over the last 3 seasons
SIENA is 3-2 straight up against MARIST over the last 3 seasons
5 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


W VIRGINIA (6 - 1) vs. DAVIDSON (6 - 1)
Top Trends for this game.
DAVIDSON is 26-13 ATS (+11.7 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
DAVIDSON is 26-13 ATS (+11.7 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
DAVIDSON is 37-20 ATS (+15.0 Units) as a favorite over the last 3 seasons.
DAVIDSON is 10-2 ATS (+7.8 Units) in all neutral court games over the last 2 seasons.
DAVIDSON is 10-2 ATS (+7.8 Units) when playing on a neutral court over the last 2 seasons.
DAVIDSON is 12-4 ATS (+7.6 Units) in non-conference games over the last 2 seasons.
DAVIDSON is 18-7 ATS (+10.3 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
DAVIDSON is 9-1 ATS (+7.9 Units) versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game over the last 2 seasons.
W VIRGINIA is 20-9 ATS (+10.1 Units) in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons.
W VIRGINIA is 13-4 ATS (+8.6 Units) versus good offensive teams - scoring 77+ points/game over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.


IDAHO ST (2 - 6) at WISCONSIN (6 - 2)
Top Trends for this game.
IDAHO ST is 80-108 ATS (-38.8 Units) in all games since 1997.
IDAHO ST is 80-108 ATS (-38.8 Units) in all lined games since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.


CS-FULLERTON (4 - 5) at MONTANA ST (3 - 3)
Top Trends for this game.
MONTANA ST is 10-2 ATS (+7.8 Units) after playing 3 consecutive road games since 1997.
CS-FULLERTON is 23-11 ATS (+10.9 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
CS-FULLERTON is 23-11 ATS (+10.9 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
CS-FULLERTON is 10-2 ATS (+7.8 Units) as a road favorite of 3 points or less or pick since 1997.
CS-FULLERTON is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) in road games over the last 2 seasons.
CS-FULLERTON is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) in road lined games over the last 2 seasons.
CS-FULLERTON is 18-8 ATS (+9.2 Units) after a non-conference game over the last 3 seasons.
MONTANA ST is 4-13 ATS (-10.3 Units) after a conference game over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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COLUMBIA vs. ST. FRANCIS NY
Columbia is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
Columbia is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
No trends available

COVENANT vs. EASTERN KENTUCKY
No trends available
Eastern Kentucky is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
Eastern Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

DELAWARE vs. HAMPTON
Delaware is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Delaware is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
No trends available

HARTFORD vs. BROWN
No trends available
Brown is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Hartford
Brown is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games

MARIST vs. SIENA
Marist is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Marist is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Siena
Siena is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Marist
Siena is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Marist

NEW HAMPSHIRE vs. RHODE ISLAND
No trends available
Rhode Island is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games at home
Rhode Island is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

NORTHERN IOWA vs. IOWA
Northern Iowa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Northern Iowa is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Iowa
Iowa is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Northern Iowa
Iowa is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Northern Iowa

PURDUE vs. BALL STATE
Purdue is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
Purdue is 10-3-1 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Ball State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ball State is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games

TOLEDO vs. WRIGHT STATE
Toledo is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Toledo is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Wright State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toledo
Wright State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

VIRGINIA TECH vs. GEORGIA
Virginia Tech is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
Virginia Tech is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Georgia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Georgia is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games

WEST VIRGINIA vs. DAVIDSON
West Virginia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Davidson is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games

CAL BAPTIST vs. SETON HALL
No trends available
Seton Hall is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Seton Hall is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

SAINT JOSEPH'S vs. TOWSON STATE
Saint Joseph's is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Saint Joseph's is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Towson State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

SIU EDWARDSVILLE vs. LIPSCOMB
SIU Edwardsville is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games
SIU Edwardsville is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
No trends available

IDAHO STATE vs. WISCONSIN
Idaho State is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
Idaho State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Wisconsin is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Wisconsin is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games

DRAKE vs. IOWA STATE
Drake is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Iowa State
Drake is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Iowa State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Drake
Iowa State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Drake

TEXAS vs. VILLANOVA
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games
Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

FULLERTON vs. MONTANA STATE
CS Fullerton is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
CS Fullerton is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Montana State is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
Montana State is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home

SAN FRANCISCO vs. PACIFIC
San Francisco is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Pacific
San Francisco is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Pacific
Pacific is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games at home
Pacific is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing San Francisco

SONOMA STATE vs. NEVADA
No trends available
Nevada is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Nevada is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

DENVER vs. CS NORTHRIDGE
Denver is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games
Denver is 1-24 SU in its last 25 games on the road
CS Northridge is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
CS Northridge is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home

LEWIS & CLARK vs. PORTLAND STATE
No trends available
Portland State is 20-3 SU in its last 23 games
Portland State is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home

UTAH VALLEY STATE vs. SACRAMENTO STATE
No trends available
Sacramento State is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games
Sacramento State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

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Notes on today's games.

Iowa suspended its top scorer, freshman G Tucker; Hawkeyes are 7-2, losing by hoop at Boston College, by 19 to West Virginia-they won at Northern Iowa 62-55 (+9.5) LY. Panthers are 5-3, losing only road game 84-77 at Ill-Chicago. Big 11 home favorites are 17-11 against spread.

Wright State is 0-6, losing pair of Horizon games last week, they're not scoring well, averaging just 56.6 ppg; Horizon home favorites are 5-8 vs spread. Toledo is 1-7 vs D-I teams, losing at Oakland Sunday; their only D-I win is by point over UMass. MAC road dogs are 18-14 vs spread.

Purdue has to be disappointed with 6-2 start, losing to Duke, Oklahoma the only two good teams they've played; this is first true road game. Big 11 road favorites are 3-1 vs spread. Ball State is 3-3 vs D-I foes, they scored 57.7 ppg in last three games. MAC home dogs are 5-3 vs spread.

Georgia got pounded at Illinois Saturday, after losing at Western Ky in previous game; SEC underdogs are 4-6 vs spread; this is first SEC club to be home dog this season. Virginia Tech is 5-3, losing to Wisconsin by a hoop, Xavier by one, Seton Hall by 4- they won their first road game, snapping a Navy win streak in Annapolis.

St Joe's lost three of last four games, losing at home to Creighton in last game; A-14 road favorites are 3-6 against spread. Towson is 4-4, taking three of last four games- they lost CAA opener vs Hofstra in last game Saturday. CAA underdogs are 131-16 against the spread this season.

Drake (-8) crushed Iowa State 79-44 LY (was 35-20 at half); Bulldogs are 4-3, losing to Vandy (72-57), Butler (58-48), beating New Mexico (68-62). MVC road dogs are 4-6 vs spread. Iowa State is 6-1 after 12-pt win over Oregon State Saturday. Big 12 home faves are 12-13 vs spread.

Texas is 6-1, beating UCLA (68-64), Oregon (70-57), losing by a point to Notre Dame; Longhorns haven't played since Thursday. Big 12 faves are 10-5 away from home, 8-5 on neutral floors. Villanova is 8-0 against Rhode Island (78-65) and seven cupcakes; Big East underdogs are 11-8 against the spread, 4-5 on neutral floors.

Cal-Northridge lost by 18 at UCLA Sunday night, ending 0-6 road trip that took them to New Mexico, Philly/NJ- they have quick turnaround to face Denver club that runs Princeton offense; Matadors are playing first home game this season vs D-I team. Denver is 1-5, winning its last game by hoop over Texas-Arlington- they're 1-2 as an underdog.

Pacific won 84-57 at San Francisco LY, leading by 18 at half; Tigers are 1-3 vs D-I teams, winning at Nevada, but losing at home to Fresno State by hoop Saturday. Dons have new coach (former Kansas star Walters), are 5-2 vs D-I teams, neating Long Beach in two OTs last game. WCC road dogs are 10-4 vs spread. Big West favorites are 5-7 against spread.

Siena won MAAC opener by 7 at Loyola; Saints won last three games vs marist, in series where dogs covered six of last seven games. Marist is 3-4 after winning MAAC opener by point over Iona (Gaels were 0-10 from arc). Underdog is 4-1 vs spread in last five series agmes at this site. MAAC home favorites are 2-2 vs spread.

Stephen Curry had 44 in 72-67 win vs NC State Saturday; Davidson is 5-1, losing 82-78 at Oklahoma, beating four stiffs and State. West Va is a defensive, physical team, holding Cleveland State to 43 points Saturday; they're 6-1 overall, with only loss 54-43 on a neutral court to Kentucky, when they scored only 17 points in second half (were up 10 at half).

Wisconsin is 6-2 after losing 61-58 at Marquette Saturday, in game they led 33-27 at half; Badgers are 1-1 as home favorite, beating Long Beach 68-61 (-22), Milwaukee 67-46 (-16). Big 11 home favorites are 17-11 vs spread. Idaho State upset Utah at home Saturday, ending five-game skid which including three overtime losses, two of which were in double OT.

Cal State-Fullerton is 3-5 vs D-I teams, winning at Hawai'i, losing by a point at Portland State, by 21 at LSU; Big West favorites are 5-7 vs the spread, 0-2 on road. Montana State lost Big Sky opener by 6 Saturday; they're 2-3, with both their wins in overtime. Big Sky home dogs are 2-6 against the spread.

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(23) Davidson (6-1, 3-2 ATS) vs. West Virginia (6-1, 2-3 ATS) (at New York)

Davidson’s Stephen Curry, who leads the nation in scoring, goes up against one of the top defenses in the nation when he leads the 23rd-ranked Wildcats against West Virginia in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden.

Curry rebounded from his first-ever scoreless game by matching his career high with 44 points in Saturday’s 72-67 victory over North Carolina State. Curry, who is averaging 31.3 points per game, scored the game’s final 10 points to lead Davidson to its fourth straight win, but the Wildcats failed to cover as a 9½-point favorite, and they’ve now alternated spread-covers in their last four lined contests.

West Virginia is coming off Saturday’s 53-43 victory over Cleveland State, failing to cash as a 14-point home chalk, the third straight non-cover for the Mountaineers. Bob Huggins’ squad is allowing just 55.1 ppg, which ranks 13th in the nation, but tonight they face the Curry-led Wildcats, who are putting up 83.3 ppg against Division I foes.

West Virginia leads the all-time series against Davidson 18-15, but the schools last met in the opening round of the 1994 NIT.

Despite failing to cover Saturday against N.C. State, Davidson is still on ATS runs of 47-21-1 overall, 10-2 in non-conference play, 44-18 away from home, 47-14-2 after a non-cover and 6-1 on Tuesdays. The only negative is the Wildcats’ 1-5 ATS slump versus the Big East. The Mountaineers are on pointspread streaks of 23-9 in non-conference play and 6-0 versus the Southern Conference, but they’re 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 on Tuesday and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 after a SU victory.

The over is on steaks of 11-4 for West Virginia overall and 5-1 for Davidson on the road, but the under is 11-3-1 in the Mountaineers last 15 games on Tuesday, 11-5 in Davidson’s last 16 on Tuesday, 23-11 in Davidson’s last 34 after a SU victory and 8-2 in Davidson’s last 10 after a non-cover.

ATS ADVANTAGE: DAVIDSON


(6) Texas (6-1, 3-3 ATS) vs. (15) Villanova (8-0, 3-2 ATS) (at New York)

Villanova faces easily its stiffest challenge to date when it meets sixth-ranked Texas in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden.

The Wildcats have feasted on low-level competition so far, winning all eight of their games by 13 points or more. Most recently, Villanova obliterated Division II Houston Baptist 93-57 in a non-lined game Tuesday. Against their seven Division I opponents, the Wildcats are putting up 77.7 points per game (46.4 percent shooting) while allowing 56.7 ppg (36.9 percent shooting).

The Longhorns ran their winning streak to three in a row with Thursday’s 68-64 victory over then-No. 8 UCLA, but they fell short as a six-point home favorite. A.J. Abrams tied his career high with 31 points, including five three-pointers, the last of which broke a 62-62 tie with less than three minutes to play. Texas, which will be facing its third Top 15 team of the season tonight, has scored at least 68 points in every game while holding five of seven opponents to 57 points or less.

These schools played a home-and-home non-conference series in January of 2006 and 2007, with the host winning both contests and Villanova going 2-0 ATS, including a 76-69 win as a six-point home favorite two years ago.

Texas is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 games on Tuesday and 10-5-1 in its last 16 at neutral sites (2-1 this year), but the ‘Horns are 0-6 ATS in their last six versus the Big East. Meanwhile, Villanova is on pointspread streaks of 6-1 against the Big 12 and 4-0 on Tuesday, but it is 1-3 ATS in its last four at neutral venues.

The Wildcats sport nothing but “under” streaks, including 20-7-1 overall, 4-0 against the Big 12, 4-0 in non-league action and 4-1 on Tuesdays. Conversely, the Longhorns are on “over” stretches of 8-3 against the Big East, 7-2 after a SU win and 5-1 away from home.

ATS ADVANTAGE: NONE

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Thomas kicked off Oklahoma State basketball team

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford has dismissed starting forward Ibrahima Thomas from the basketball team.

Ford says he had several conversations with the sophomore over the past week and determined that he lacked the commitment to make the program successful.

At 6-foot-11, Thomas was the main post presence on a Cowboys team that lacks depth inside. He was benched for Oklahoma State's 83-65 loss at Washington last week and replaced in the starting lineup by senior Anthony Brown.

Thomas had been averaging 8.3 points and 3.9 rebounds while starting the first seven games for Oklahoma State (5-3).

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