Horizon Conference Tournament Picks
9:00 PM EST
Rotation # 652
Oklahoma -6.5 over Texas (loss)
Texas has come on strong down the stretch behind head coach Shaka Smart, but just how good are they really? This is a team that literally is now missing half of their production due to injury. The Sooners a tough team to play in this building. This is a physical basketball team and over the course of 40 mins I see this Longhorns team breaking down. This Sooners team shot 50% on the road in the first meeting this year and I look for them to take advantage of the injuries. Take Oklahoma.
8:00 PM EST
Rotation # 658
Illinois-Chicago (UIC) – 7.5 over IUPUI (win)
The opening round of the Horizon Conference Tournament tips tonight. Illinois-Chicago has one of the most experienced rosters in America, but they did underachieve this year. IUPUI has been bad on defense and to end the year they were downright awful allowing almost 90 points a game on the road. There is just not many positives for this team in Byron Rimms first year as head coach with this program. This is not a team that I see advancing in this tournament. The Flames should pull away on their home floor and win by double digits. Take Illinois-Chicago.