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College Basketball Betting News and Notes Sunday, Dec. 23

College Basketball Betting News and Notes Sunday, Dec. 23

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-- Northwestern lost four of last six games after 6-0 start; their best guy Crawford is out for year. Wildcats are 6-0 vs teams not in top 200, with wins by 30-13-27-19-24-6 points- this is their last game for 11 days. 3-5 Brown has played the #301 schedule; they lost by 27 to Notre Dame, in its only game vs team ranked above #195.
-- 4-4 Akron has played three OT games, losing twice; they're 3-1 vs teams not in top 100, winning by 19-25-30 points. Cleveland State lost its three top 100 games by 30-17-34 points; they're forcing turnovers on 23.6% of possessions, but best team they've beaten is #176 Toledo. Akron lost to Vikings last two years, by 3-13 points.
-- 4-7 San Diego lost by 7 to Oregon State last night; Beavers shot 59% for night- three of Toreros' four wins are over teams ranked #259th or worse- their only win away from home is over #315 Southern Utah. James Madison came back from down 10 at half to beat San Jose State late Saturday; Dukes are 4-2 vs teams ranked below #150.

-- IUPUI is 2-10, losing its last six games vs D-I teams; they're 1-3 vs teams not in top 200, losing by 4-14-20 points- they're 13th-worst team in country on defense (out of 347). Jaguars beat Ball State by 9 at home LY. Cardinals are 4-5, but three of those losses are to top 70 teams-- they're 3-0 vs teams not in top 200, winning by 27-11-7 points.
-- 2-9 Siena lost its last seven games, scoring 52.5 ppg in last four tilts; Saints' only two wins are vs teams #252/259- they lost to Fordham by 15 at home LY. Rams lost six of last seven games; their only two wins this year are over Penn/Princeton, pair of Ivy League teams, by total of five points. Fordham is turning ball over 23% of time, not good.
-- Northern Iowa's big men played scared in 14-point loss at UNLV in last game Wednesday; game wasn't that close. 5-5 Panthers are vs teams in top 50, with three losses by 7 or less points. UNI lost at St Mary's by 16 LY. 8-2 Gaels lost by 9 on neutral court to Georgia Tech, its only game against team ranked higher than #127- they make 40.8% of 3's.

-- Indiana State upset Ole Miss in OT Saturday, making 9-22 from arc in game they led by 11 at half; Sycamores had four starters play 32:00+ in solid win. San Diego State beat USF by 22 Saturday, pulling away from 5-point halftime lead- they only had two guys play more than 29:00. ISU is 1-2 vs top 100 teams, losing to UCLA by 27, New Mexico by 9.
-- Ole Miss was just 10-31 from arc in OT loss to Indiana State, Rebels' second loss in 10 games- they had three starters play 35+ minutes. San Francisco lost its last four games, by 8-8-10-22 points; they made 8-18 from arc yesterday, still lost by 22- they're 1-2 vs top 100 teams, losing by 12 to Stanford, 22 to Aztecs, beating St John's by 16.
-- Arizona is 3-0 vs top 100 teams, but only one of those teams is in the top 80, and Wildcats trailed Florida by 6 in last 1:00 of that game- they breezed past East Tennessee Saturday, are 2-0 away from home, with a 28-point at Texas Tech, 12 at Clemson. 8-1 Miami won its last seven games, with three of last four on road; they're 4-0 vs top 100 teams.
-- 4-4 Hawai'i lost its last three D-I games; best team they've beaten is #295 North Dakota- last night's game upgrades a schedule that was #344 in country coming into weekend. East Tennessee State is 1-8 against D-I teams, with only win vs #142 Charleston Southern- three of their last four losses were to top 40 teams (have played #19 schedule).

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