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Robert Morris vs. Michigan State
Play: Michigan State -3'

Robert Morris is one of those dangerous unknown quantities. Fact is, this team is pretty good. But they're matched up badly in this contest. I don't think the dog can stand up to a really physical team, and Michigan State certainly qualifies on that count. I also see the site as a plus for the Spartans. Look for the chalk to eventually wear down their opponent here en route to a big win. I can't make this a strong play at such a lofty price, but the lean is to Michigan State minus the points.

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Dwayne Bryant

5.5-point Mixed Teaser

Oklahoma City +10.5 & Wake Forest -2.5

Quick Analysis: The Jazz are just 13-20 SU on the road this season, while OKC has been an ATS machine. OKC is 17-4 ATS in their last 21 games as a home underdog, and 14-2 ATS in their last 16 games following an ATS loss. In the CBB game, I like Wake's size advantage to get the job done. We saw Horizon League power Butler fall to a team from a major conference yesterday and I expect the Vikings to suffer the same fate tonight.

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1 Unit on Toronto Raptors -1

The Raptors were just crushed 86-112 in Charlotte 4 days ago and I look for them to return the favor tonight. Charlotte is just 10-22 on the road this season so it is obviously not as good when playing away from home. Toronto has won 7 of the last 10 in this series and 4 of the last 5 at home. We haven't seen it much lately, but the Raptors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite and the favorite is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings. Odds makers are tipping their hand here by favoring a Raptors team that was just slaughtered by these same Bobcats. Take Toronto.

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1 Unit on Jazz/Thunder UNDER 199

The Under has been the call on the Thunder at home this season as they are 22-13 UNDER in home games this season. More specifically, they are 9-1 UNDER as a home underdog of 3.5 to 6 points this season. Utah doesn't score as many points on the road and I don't expect too inspired of an effort from the Jazz here with Houston next on their mind. The Under is 7-0 in Jazz last 7 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game and 8-2 in Jazz last 10 overall. The Under is 6-0 in Thunder last 6 home games and 6-0 in Thunder last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Under gets the call.

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Utah at OKLAHOMA CITY +5 

Don't make the mistake of confusing the Jazz home play with their road play, because there's a HUGE difference. Say what you will about Utah, but sitting at just 13-20 SU & 15-18 ATS on the road, they're a below average team in hostile territory. It just so happens they're about to run into a Thunder team playing great ball at home, and the result will be more of the same from the Jazz on the road.

Remember guys, we're talking about an Oklahoma City team that's won 4 of their last 5 games at the Ford Center, including an outright win over the Spurs this past Monday! True, they had a letdown against the Bulls in their last one, but that was to be expected after their big-time win over San Antonio... Look for the Thunder to refocus tonight, and that's bad news for Utah-backers!

Several match ups in this contest intrigue me, including the Thunder's rookie stud Russell Westbrook versus Deron Williams. Normally you'd think this would be a tremendous mismatch, but Westbrook is an excellent defender, and he'll make life very difficult for Williams all game long. Also, with Durant back and healthy, the Thunder have one of the best offensive players in the NBA since the All-Star Break, and there's no one on Utah's roster who can even think about guarding him.

Finally, a couple trends: the underdog in this series is a solid 11-4 ATS over their last 15 meetings! And Utah is just 4-10 ATS in their last 14 meetings with Oklahoma City, including an outright loss the last time they visited the Ford Center back on January 14th! The betting public has a hard time differentiating between the Jazz playing in Salt Lake and the Jazz playing anywhere else... Fact of the matter is Utah is very beatable on the road, especially considering how well the Thunder have played at home of late.

Take Oklahoma City plus the points over Utah in this NBA match up.

4♦ OKLAHOMA CITY

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North Dakota State vs. Kansas -10, at Minneapolis 

Here's your comp winner for Friday's first round of the Big Dance as we go with Kansas to lay the wood to North Dakota State.

North Dakota State has reason to celebrate. The Bison had a great season and reached the Big Dance the first year they were eligible. But that's where the celebrating is stopping. There are not wearing Cinderella's slipper today. Kansas is going to win this one by 20 at least.

Kansas is the defending national champion. They won this thing last year, and while there aren't a lot of returners from that championship squad, there are some and they know the drill. They know what it takes to win and advance. They won't get caught off-guard by the Bison.

The Jayhawks lost in the Big 12 quarterfinals to Baylor but closing out the regular season they won six of their last seven and went 5-1-1 ATS down the stretch. They are in their 20th straight Big Dance and they are on ATS runs of 22-8-1 overall, 13-6 in non-conference action, 36-15-1 against teams with winning records and last year they went 5-1 ATS en route to the national crown.

North Dakota State just doesn't play many lined contests, and while the Bison might have been good for their conference, this is a step up in class they aren't ready for. They won the Summit League title with a 66-64 win over Oakland. They played two other tourney teams this season in Minnesota, losing 90-76 and losing at USC 61-57. Kansas is much better than either of those two.

Play Kansas to end the hopes of the Bison tonight. The big bully wins this fight.

4♦ KANSAS


Utah State +4' vs. Marquette, at Boise, Idaho

Marquette played most of the season in the Top-25 but the loss of guard Dominic James with a broken foot has really changed this team. That's why we think this could be a prime upset today with Aggies. Play Utah State.

The Eagles lost five of their last six with the only win being a victory over lowly St. John's in the first round of the Big East tournament. They finished the 2-7 ATS in their last nine regular season games but did get two covers in the conference tourney.

Utah State won the WAC and won the tournament title with a 72-62 win in the championship game, beating Nevada on its home court in Reno, cashing as a 1 1/2-point road chalk. The Aggies opened the season 24-1 and had a stint in the Top-25. They can score points and shoot close to 50 percent from the field, near the top of the country for field-goal accuracy.

The Aggies are on ATS runs of 10-4 in non-conference action, 9-3 on neutral courts, 6-1 as an underdog and 6-1 as a neutral-site 'dog. On the other side, the Eagles are just 4-7 ATS in their last 11 overall, 1-4 in their last five as a favorite and 1-4-1 in non-conference contests.

Grab the points and play Utah State as they shoot it well in this one and take this one right down to the buzzer.

3♦ UTAH STATE

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USC -2 vs. Boston College, at Minneapolis, MN 

How ‘bout that outright free-play winner with Michigan over Clemson on Thursday? Let’s go for two in a row Friday by backing USC against Boston College in a No. 10 seed vs. No. 7 seed showdown.

This play essentially comes down to one key fact: USC enters the Tournament on a five-game SU and ATS winning streak, including three impressive wins in the Pac-10 tournament, while Boston College was maddeningly inconsistent all season long, and that was especially true down the stetch when the Eagles lost five of their final nine games both SU and ATS.

Start with the Trojans. Knowing they needed to win the Pac-10 tournament to advance to their third straight Big Dance, USC scored three upsets in as many days over Cal (79-75), UCLA (65-55) and Arizona State (66-63), with the tournament-clinching win over the Sun Devils being particularly impressive, as they rallied from a 15-point halftime hole. USC’s late-season run really wasn’t all that surprising, as this team was much better than it played in the middle of the Pac-10 season (when it lost six of seven games). You may not remember, but back on Dec. 4, the Trojans went to Oklahoma and took Blake Griffin and the Sooners to the limit, losing 73-72 as an 8½-point underdog.

As for Boston College and its inconsistency, here’s all you need to know: The Eagles opened ACC play with a stunning seven-point road win at No. 1 North Carolina, then lost four straight (including an embarrassing eight-point home loss to Harvard!), then won four in a row before closing on that 4-5 slump.

Lastly, when you get these Tournament matchups against seemingly equal teams, coaching becomes increasingly important. And I trust USC’s Tim Floyd a lot more than I trust Al Skinner – just as I trusted Michigan’s John Beilein a lot more than I did Clemson’s Oliver Purnell (and the 10th-seeded Wolverines beat the 7th-seeded Tigers outright). Simply put, there’s a reason the 10 seed in this one is favored over the 7 seed. Lay the small price.

5♦ USC

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Tony Weston

Today's Selection:

Michigan comes through with the outright victory over Clemson and puts us at 5-2 our last 7 Comp Plays.

We’re nailing another winner today as we’re taking the Missouri Tigers big over Cornell of the Ivy League.

The Tigers come into this game on a tear, having ripped through the Big XII tournament, beating Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Baylor by an average of 14 points per game, covering against each of those teams and covering in 7 of their last 9 games.

Missouri comes into this game having covered in 7 of their last 8 games when installed as a favorite and the Tigers are 6-2 ATS their last eight games in The Tournament.

Now they battle a Big Red team that’s covered only once in its last 7 games when installed as an underdog of between 7 and 12 1/2 points and is only 2-5 ATS its last 7 games when installed as a dog at neutral sites.

Consider also that while Missouri was playing and beating teams like Oklahoma, Kansas and Oklahoma State in a brutal Big XII conference, Cornell was dealing with - and losing SU and ATS to - lesser Ivy League teams like Harvard, Yale and Princeton.

The Tigers are more battle tested against better competition and will destroy the Big Red. Take Missouri in this opening round matchup.

3♦ MISSOURI

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4 UNIT PLAY

Ohio State/ Siena Over 142

The Over is 5-1 in Buckeyes last 6 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite of 0.5-6.5, while the Over is 4-1 in Saints last 5 non-conference games. Siena's games have averaged 147.7 ppg overall and 154 ppg when playing away from home, plus their last 10 games have averaged 152.2 ppg. The saints rank 28th in scoring at 77.7 ppg and 31st in  FG% at 47.7%, while their odefense is 228th in points allowed (70 ppg) and 194th in defensive FG% (43.7%). Now the Buckeyes aren't your offensive juggernaut as they have averaged just 66.7 ppg, but they are an efficient offense as they are 9th in FG% (48.4%). With that kind of shooting I can easily see them getting 70+ in this one. The Buckeys have also hit 37.9% from beyond the Arc (33rd) and 70% from the FT line (136th). The Buckeye defense is tough, but the Saints have been able to score on everyone this year and I see tonight's game as no different. Siana will get the Buckeyes into a running game and I look for a game in the 150's here.   


3 UNIT PLAYS

Syracuse -11.5 over Stephen F. Austin

The Orange are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. the Lumberjacks have had a fine season as they went 23-7 overall, including a 7-4 mark vs non-conf opponents, but they did play 3 schools from the BCS conferences (Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Arkansas) and they were 0-3 vs those schools and were outscored by 12.3 ppg in those games. The Orange have been impressive down the stretch, but the OT's in the Big East tourney finally caught up with the in the Big East Final and they eventually lost the Title game to Louisville. Before the 6 OT game the Orange had been playing some of the best ball in the country. Greanted they beat up on some bottom feeders in the Big East, but prior to the UConn game the Orange went 5-0 and those wins included a 25 pt win over St Johns, a 24 pt win over Cincinnati, a 30 pt win over Rutgers and a 15 pt win over Seton Hall. Why do I list those games? Because I feel that those teams could still probably beat the Lumberjacks and If the Cuse can demolish those teams then they should be able to take this one by 15+ with ease. The Cuse are now rested and ready and should have an easy win here. 


Pitt/ East Tennessee State Over 147.5

The Over is 8-2 in Buccaneers last 10 neutral site games, while the Over is 6-0-1 in Panthers last 7 games as a favorite of 13.0 or greater. The Buccaneers have been anoffensive machyine of late as thyey have averaged a whopping 89.4 ppg in their last 5 games. Overall ETSU is 18th in the nation in scoring at 78.5 ppg and 51st in FG% at 46.6%. Pitt comes in averaging 78 ppg overall (26th) and they are 12th in FG% hitting 48.2% of their shots. Pitts defense has been good overall as they have allowed just 64 ppg, but gthey may be tiring a bit down the stretch as they have allowed 73.6 ppg in their last 5 games. EYTSU has not been a good defensive team this year, as they have allowed 70.4 ppg overall (231st) and 74.6 ppg in their neutral site games. When Pitt has been a double digit fav this year their games have averaged 149.9 ppg, while ETSU's neutral site games have averaged 154.6 ppg. Both teams will look to push the ball in this one, so i look for a game that will approach the 160's.

Dayton/ West Virginia Over 126.5: The Over is 5-1 in Flyers last 6 neutral site games and 19-5 in their last 24 games as an underdog of 7.0-12.5, while the Over is 5-1 in Mountaineers last 6 vs. Atlantic 10.  The Flyers last 6 games have averaged 144.2 ppg, while their neutral site games have averaged 138.8 ppg on the year. West Virginia's games have averaged 134 ppg on the year, including 133 ppg in their neutral site games and 135.8 ppg in their last 5 games. Both defense have played well this year, but the offenses have stepped it up of late and should be able to put enough on the board to get an easy over here.


2 UNIT PLAY

Missouri -12.5 over Cornell

The Big Red are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog of 7.0-12.5, while the Tigers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. Cornel has had a nice year but most of their damage has been done at home this year, where they went 13-0. Once the Big red left their home court this team went just 8-9, including neutral games.  Back in Nov & Dec, Cornell played St John's, Siena, Indiana, Syracuse, Minnesota and St Joes all away from home and were 0-6 in those games and were outscored by 12.5 ppg in those games. Missouri is better than all of thos teams so Cornell should have some real struggles today vs a team that has just won the Big 12 Tourney and may just find themselves in the Final Four when all is said and done. Missouri by 15+ here.


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Oklahoma State/ Tennessee Under 157.5

The Under is 7-2 in Volunteers last 9 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600, while the Under is 5-1 in Cowboys last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and 5-1 in their last 6 neutral site games as an underdog. Down the stretch the Cowboys gamnes have been a bit lower scoring than normal as they have averaged 140.1 ppg in their last 7 games. The Vols last 10 games have averaged just 145.6 ppg. Both teams can score but teams have been playing better defense of late and that will keep the score down here.

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Selection:  MISSOURI -12.5

The Ivy League is arguably one of the weakest conferences in all of Division I basketball.  That showed last season in the NCAA tournament when Cornell was completely blown out by Stanford.  There is simply too much of a talent gap for Ivy League teams to get games close against quality opponents. Syracuse, Minnesota, Indiana, Siena, and St. John's were all able to get relatively easy wins over the Big Red. Missouri is a bad match-up for Cornell as well because of the Tigers high pressure defense. They love to play up-tempo under head coach Mike Anderson, which puts a premium on opposing teams having good ball handlers.  Cornell simply doesn't have the guard play needed to keep this game close. Look for Missouri to get a blowout win.

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WIZARDS vs. NUGGETS

The Nuggets look for a season high-tying fifth straight win tonight against the slumping Washington Wizards. Denver (44-25) looks for its 18th victory in 22 games at the Pepsi Center after they rallied from a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Memphis 111-109 as Carmelo Anthony scored Denver's final 10 points. After scoring 35 points in his last game, Anthony could have another big scoring night as he's facing a Washington team that's allowing 104.1 points per game during its 3-11 stretch. In the Wizards' last visit to Denver, Anthony hit 19 of 25 shots and scored 49 in a 111-100 victory and he had 23 points, eight rebounds and six assists in just 26 minutes of a 124-103 win over the Wizards (16-53) on Feb. 6th. Chauncey Billups is averaging 18.6 points and 6.3 assists per game and recorded his second straight double-double Wednesday with 18 points and 12 assists. J.R. Smith looks to continue his hot shooting after going 5-of-10 from 3-point range and scoring 21 on Wednesday. He's averaging 17.0 points and shooting 50.0 percent (15-of-30) from long range during the winning streak. Washington, meanwhile, is looking to improve upon its East-worst 5-29 road record. The Wizards dropped their second straight overall and fell to 0-2 on their four-game western swing with Wednesday's 123-108 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. The Wizards played a game with eight guys in their last game while the team's second-leading scorer at 20.1 points per game, missed his third consecutive game with soreness in his left hamstring. Antawn Jamison will be trying for his third straight double-double. Denver has won five of six at home against Washington. Washington just doesn"t have enough healthy players to compete on the road against this Denver team as shown when they completely lost it down the stratch against the Clippers, although they won"t be so luck to stay in the game that long against this hot Nugget team.TAKE DENVER-14

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Charlotte Bobcats at Toronto Raptors
Prediction: Under

These teams just faced each other on Monday, at Charlotte. That game finished with 198 (112-86 Charlotte) combined points, sneaking above the closing total of 194. That result has helped to provide us with a relatively generous over/under number for today's rematch.

Note that the Raptors saw their most recent home game finish below the number by double-digits. They held the high-scoring Pacers to just 87 points in that game. That's worth mentioning as Indiana averages better than 104 points per game, the second most in the Eastern Conference. Conversely, Charlotte averages a mere 93.1 per game, the lowest mark in the entire league.

That wasn't a normal result for these teams though, as they averaged just 173.5 in this season's earlier two meetings. Those games had over/under lines of 184 and 186.5 but finished with scores of 93-86 and 89-79. With tonight's over/under line listed a full 10-12 points higher, consider a play on the UNDER.

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Utah State @ Marquette
PICK: Marquette

No, Marquette is not the same team without Dominic James. But now that there has been a full week of practice time to make some adjustments the Golden Eagles are still far better than this opponent, and bring some major matchup advantages that they can exploit, along with a sincere sense of purpose – you will see shaved heads when they take the court today, a sign that seniors Jerel McNeal, Wesley Matthews and the supporting cast have not given up on their mission.

While Marquette was indeed 1-5 after losing James, when you take a closer look it is difficult to find any fault at all. Three of the defeats came against tourney #1 seeds Louisville (62-58 in a hard-fought game on the road), Pittsburgh (where they led by nine on the road in the second half), and Connecticut (the actual game in which James was injured); while the other two were vs. #3 seeds Syracuse (in overtime) and Villanova (76-75 at the buzzer in Madison Square Garden). The only time they stepped down in class at all in that span was a 74-45 blowout of St. John’s in the Big East tourney opener. And the reality is that they are stepping way down in clss again.

With James this was a Final Four contender, but without him the Sweet 16 may still be within reach, and this particular opponent was an excellent draw. The athleticism of McNeal and Matthews will be too much for a slow Aggie defense, which means penetration to the basket to set up easy scoring opportunities, and likely foul trouble as well for a team unaccustomed to this level of athleticism. The Utah State schedule rated only #179 this season, without a single road game against an NCAA tourney team, and yet there were signs of wear down the stretch anyway – late-season road losses by 10 at Boise State, 13 at Nevada and 11 at a Saint Mary’s team without Patty Mills, and in the W.A.C. tourney the Aggies trailed New Mexico State by 13 in the second half of the semi-finals before gutting out a one-point win.

Stew Morrill is one of the best tactical coaches around, but you do not attract great athletes to Logan, Utah. As such he has only gone 1-6 in the Big Dance with this program, and the resume does not bring nearly enough to be in this short of a price range against this class of opponent.

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1 Unit on OKC Thunder +5

Utah is finally healthy, but it has not solved its road struggles. The Jazz have lost 3 straight on the road to fall to just 13-20 away from home on the season and they will have a major tendency to look past OKC here with a game against Houston up next. The Thunder have been a gamblers dream this season and we will continue to back them tonight. The Underdog is 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings in this series. The Thunder are 17-4 ATS in their last 21 games as a home underdog and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games as a home underdog of 5.0-10.5. OKC beat the Spurs outright as a 5-point underdog 4 days ago and I like the Thunder in the underdog role again here.

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WASHINGTON WIZARDS / DENVER NUGGETS
Take UNDER

Washington is on a 2-1 run under the total with all kinds of problems on offense. With Caron Butler battling an injury, the Wizards (16-51) will again play without four projected opening-day starters: Butler, Gilbert Arenas, Brendan Haywood and DeShawn *******on, who is out for the season. Arenas, who has been practicing off and on since Feb. 16, is not on the trip, while Haywood is hurting. With 15 games remaining in the season, time is running out for a return by Arenas or Haywood. Because the team had yesterday off before flying to Salt Lake City, Haywood will not have an opportunity to participate in a full practice until next Tuesday. Denver is on a 6-4 run under the total, holding the last 4 home opponents under 100 points. Play the Wizards/Nuggets under the total.

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Cleveland State at Wake Forest

Wake best be careful in this first round matchup. The Deacons lost five of 11 to close the season and their former #1 ranking is now a distant memory. They are just 4-16 against the spread away from Winston-Salem when coming off an outright loss as a favorite. They are just 1-9 ATS their last 10 NCAA Tournament games! They are just 9-24 ATS as a neutral court favorite. CSU is 11-1 ATS coming off a road win.

Play on: Cleveland State

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Tennessee vs. Oklahoma State    
Play: Under 157.5

My basic analysis for this game is, if OK st want to be competitive with Tennessee they keep this UNDER 157. It is the NCAA Tourney which means even Tennessee will give an effort on defense. I looked at OK st last 5 road games with high totals, and except for being blown out at Texas, their road games played UNDER 157. PLAY UNDER !

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Cleveland State +9

No.4 seed Wake Forest (24-6) of the ACC goes head to head with No.13 seed Cleveland State(25-10) the Horizon League champs. The winner Advances to take on No. 5 Utah (24-9)-No. 12 Arizona (19-13) winner on Sunday.

Cleveland State might be the smaller team from the lower tier conference , but they still must not be under estimated. This is the same team that took the Butler Bulldogs to the limit in two regular season games before dispensing them in the conference championship finale.
The The CSU front line of 6-5 J'Nathan Bullock, 6-8 George Tandy and 6-9 Chris Moore, are capable of playing physical in the paint, while the their stingy defense will at the same time make sure the Deacons speedy transition game gets slowed to a crawl.

We do not need a miracle here, just a cover. Take the points with Cleveland State

Final notes & Key Trends: Vikings are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and have covered 4 straight as underdogs. The Demon Deacons are 0-8 ATS L/8 NCAA tournament games, including 6 straight as favorites. Wake Forest is also 6-22 ATS L/28 in neutral site tilts.

Play on Cleveland State to cover

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Tennessee vs. Oklahoma State
Pick: Tennessee -2

Tennessee lost 133 out of 200 minutes of contributions from last year's team that lost trying to advance to the Elite 8. This team took some time to gain experience, and came within three points of winning the SEC Championship, so they are ready. Oklahoma State had a shinning moment in the Big-12 Tournament by knocking off Oklahoma. The problem is that they dropped all of their road conference games to the good teams. Out of conference, they got hammered by the good teams as well. I think this team is still a year away from winning in the NCAA Tournament, so I'll go with Tennessee here.

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Florida St. -2.5 vs Wisconsin

I am having a hard time figuring this line out and that usually scares me but not this time. Florida State is clearly the better team here. The ACC has been very good this year and certainly the Big 10's Thursday was not that stellar. The Key in this contest is the outstanding defense that the Sems play and that has gotten better here late in the season. Over their last 9 contests, opponents have had serious difficulty with good looks to the basket and in doing so, they have shot just over 37% from the court. The Badgers have played well down the stretch but their competion level has been sub-par playing Indiana twice and 2 other squads over their last 9 that are not Dancing. Let's make no mistake about one thing. The Badgers have outstanding offensive efficiency, ranked #27 in this land. But the Seminoles have faced some pretty good one's this year as 8 ACC Squads have a better ranking or close to that of Wisconsin. It did not stop them from putting together an extraordinary record this year and it did not stop them from accomplishing what they have here late in this season. It did not stop them from accomplishing the D numbers they have. This team continues to grow and they are playing with extreme confidence right now. Much like the Maryland Play yesterday, this one is along the same lines. The ACC is the dominent conference in this tourney, like it or not. The Seminoles are the best team on this court today when they step upon it playing the Badgers. Oh oh oh oh oh--oh oh oh oh--oh oh oh oh!! In case you were wondering, that was the FSU Tommyhawk Thing they do. We are likely to see that a lot tonight.

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