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College Basketball
7:00 PM EST
Rotation #607-608
Youngstown State -2.5 over Oakland (loss)
Oakland is well coached.  Greg Kampe has been the head coach for almost 40 years.  If this team didn’t lose Cumberland and Norris to the transfer portal they might be a force this year.   The Penguins of Youngstown State have more experience and a better scoring punch.  This team should take advantage of a Golden Grizzlies team that plays a lot of freshman and Junior College transfers.  Take Youngstown State.

College Basketball
8:00 PM EST
Rotation #645-646
Western Kentucky -1.5 over UAB (loss)
UAB lost a lot of talent from last year and really only has one guy in Makhtar Gueve that has any full-time starting experience.  WKU has a lot of talent and a lot of players with a lot of minutes under their belts.  Their are a bunch of  pure scorers on the court for the Hilltoppers.  UAB just does not have the established guard play to make me think they will keep up in this contest.  Take Western Kentucky.

College Basketball
9:00 PM EST
Rotation #665-666
Southern Utah -5.5 over Idaho State (win)
Southern Utah has the advantage just about everywhere in this game.  This is a team with a coach in Todd Simon that is in his 4th year with the team going against Ryan Looney in his first year with the Bengals program.  Idaho State just does not have a lot of talent as half of their roster is made up of community college players.   Southern Utah has players that have spent time at big time schools in larger conferences than the Big Sky.  This Thunderbirds roster has the talent edge and that should show in tonight’s game.  Take Southern Utah.