Tuesday NCAAB Picks
Our team of writers and handicappers hand out their College Basketball picks and predictions for Tuesday, February 17.
Evansville at Creighton, 8:05PM ET
All games in this series since 1997
CREIGHTON is 14-10 against the spread versus EVANSVILLE since 1997
CREIGHTON is 18-6 straight up against EVANSVILLE since 1997
6 of 10 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1997
Games over the last 3 seasons
CREIGHTON is 3-2 against the spread versus EVANSVILLE over the last 3 seasons
CREIGHTON is 4-1 straight up against EVANSVILLE over the last 3 seasons
4 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
All games played at CREIGHTON since 1997
CREIGHTON is 7-4 against the spread versus EVANSVILLE since 1997
CREIGHTON is 10-1 straight up against EVANSVILLE since 1997
2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1997
Games played at CREIGHTON over the last 3 seasons.
CREIGHTON is 1-1 against the spread versus EVANSVILLE over the last 3 seasons
CREIGHTON is 2-0 straight up against EVANSVILLE over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Michigan State at Purdue, 7:00PM ET
Historically, a high-scoring offense and home-court dominance have been Michigan State's formula for success. Lately, defense and their play away form East Lansing have proved to be the winning recipe for the Spartans.
Sixth-ranked Michigan State looks for another strong defensive effort as it tries to match a school record with its seventh Big Ten road victory Tuesday night against No. 19 Purdue in a matchup involving two of the league's top teams.
Michigan State (20-4, 10-2) hasn't played since last Tuesday's 54-42 win at Michigan, its third straight victory.
The first-place Spartans, who haven't won a conference championship since 2001, lead No. 18 Illinois by 1 1/2 games and have a two-game lead over Purdue (19-6, 8-4) with six games left in the regular season.
Seton Hall at Marquette, 9:00PM ET
Facing a brutal stretch of games to close out the regular season, Marquette's next two contests against teams with losing records in Big East play will be crucial for it to build some momentum.
The No. 10 Golden Eagles try for their 17th straight win at home Tuesday night when they host Seton Hall.
Marquette (21-4, 10-2) bounced back from back-to-back road losses to South Florida and then-No. 13 Villanova with a 73-59 win over St. John's on Saturday. The Golden Eagles forced 24 turnovers and shot 56.7 percent (17-of-30) in the second half.
Jerel McNeal scored 20 points - his ninth straight 20-point game - and Lazar Hayward added 18 and seven rebounds.
Posted: 2/17/09 1:34PM ET