7:00 PM EST
Oakland +10.5 over Northern Kentucky (win)
Northern Kentucky has been one of the most impressive teams this year. Darrin Horn is doing great at his first year with this program. This is an undersized team that is missing their best player and still have not missed a beat. I am just not so sure they should be double digit favorites. Oakland got a big boost with Rashad Williams becoming eligible a few weeks ago. This is a well-coached team that should be able to hang with the Norse this time after an 11 point loss at home three weeks ago. Williams is the X Factor. His hot shooting should make this game very interesting. Take Oakland.
9:00 PM EST
Tulane/Houston Under 136 (loss)
Ron Hunter is a great coach and will have Tulane on a high level soon, but this is a team with a lot of transfers and scoring has been down. This is not exactly the best building or program to be playing to get back on an offensive roll. Houston is a big favorite in this game, but they might be looking ahead to Wichita State. DeJon Jarreau won’t play tonight which takes a good ball distributor off the floor. Quinton Grimes is also dealing with a hip injury so there is no need to push him hard tonight either. I think Houston will win, but there probably won’t be much motivation to blow this team out. Look for a low scoring defensive game. Take the Under.