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College Basketball Betting News and Notes Sunday December, 30

College Basketball Betting News and Notes Sunday December, 30

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-- Illinois State makes 59% of 2-point shots, best in country; they won last four games overall, but they've lost five visits to Terre Haute, by 6-15-7-5-4 points, with two of losses in OT. Redbirds are 2-1 on the road, with two wins by total of three points. Indiana State won two of three last week in Hawai'i, with both wins in OT vs teams in top 35.
-- 5-6 Princeton is second-tallest team in country; they're 3-2 on road, losing by 20 at Syracuse, 6 in OT at Wagner. Tigers beat Bucknell in last game, their second vs top 100 team. Akron won last three games, by 30-30-15 points; they're 1-2 vs top 100 teams, with best win over Middle Tennessee in OT. This is first game in eight days for Princeton.
-- 3-8 Yale lost by 26 at St Joe's in only game vs top 100 team; Bulldogs lost by 10 at Nevada Friday in first game of western swing. Yale turns ball over 23.3% of time. St Mary's is 6-0 at home, with 18 points closest of six games; Gaels are #2 in country with 58.8eFG%- they've won all three games vs teams not in top 200, winning by 19-18-53-23 points.
-- 10-3 Tulane has played 3rd-easiest schedule in country, as their coach tries to build confidence thru winning; they lost by 18 at Georgia Tech in only game vs top 100 team. Green Wave is 0-3 on road, also losing by 4-6 points at Nebraska/San Diego. Alabama lost four of its last five games, with bad home loss to Mercer last game; they're #311 experienced team that has played #59 schedule.

-- Northern Iowa lost three of last four visits to Wichita, with losses by 25-9-8 points; Panthers won in OT at George Mason, lost at UNLV by 14 in their only road games this season. First game in 8 days for Shocker squad that is 7-0 at home, with one win by less than 12 points. UNI has five losses, all vs teams in top 50, by 5-16-5-14-7 points.
-- Former Missouri State coach Hinson returns to Springfield with Saluki team that lost last six games vs State, losing last three visits here, by 12-18-5 points. So. Illinois is forcing turnovers on 25.8% of possessions, is 4-0 vs teams not in top 200, winning by 17-16-13-12 points. Bears are 0-10 vs D-I teams, losing home games by 16-6-20-8 points.
-- USC lost seven of last eight games, with only win vs #341 Riverside; Trojans are 1-5 vs top 100 teams, with losses by 30-8-6-8-14 points and only win over #53 Texas in OT. Dayton is 7-0 vs teams not in top 125, with 8 points closest win; they won 81-76 at Alabama in only true road games this season. Flyers force a turnover on 25% of foes' possessions.
-- Wofford pulled upset at Xavier last game, its first win in five games vs top 100 teams, with losses by 15-23-6-7 points. Terriers are 0-5 when they allow 60+ points, a figure Virginia hit in eight of last nine contests. Cavaliers are playing first game in 8 days; they had 8-game win streak snapped by ODU last game. UVa's 40.3 eFG% is #5 in country.

-- Much-improved Canisius finished LY at #311; right now, they're #111 and 9-3, with two of three losses at top 25 teams. Griffins are 4-3 away from home; they're #15 in country, making 39.9% behind arc. Detroit is 5-0 at home, with win over Akron; they've won four of last five overall, with only loss at Syracuse by 4. Titans have played #28 schedule.
-- 6-5 West Virginia struggles on offense, shooting 28.2% from arc, 45% inside arc; WVU is 6-1 vs teams not in top 100, but last four wins were all by 10 or less points. 10-2 Eastern Kentucky runs Princeton offense; they're worst team in country on defensive boards, which will be issue vs physical Mountaineers- they lost by 13 at Illinois in only game they played against a team in top 200- they've played schedule #336.
-- Larry Brown's SMU team is 9-4; they haven't played team ranked in top 150. Mustangs' best win is over #169 Utah, who they also later got beat by on road. Brown ran LY's PG off team; SMU now turns ball over 23.8% of time. Furman is 1-8 vs D-I teams, with only win vs #340 team; they lost last three games, by 14-24-12 points.
-- 9-4 Loyola Md just lost by 20 at home to Bucknell, its first game vs a top 100 team; three of Greyhounds' four losses are by 15+ points, with road losses by 22 at Washington, 15 at Florida Gulf Coast. Memphis is won six of last seven games; they're 6-0 vs teams not in top 100, with wins by 15-11-28-18-6-15 points- they play Tennessee next game.

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