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Virginia beat VCU by 17 here three years ago in last meeting, which was two coaches ago for VCU; Cavaliers allowed 48.5 ppg in winning first two games this year, by 12-44 points. over NC-Greensboro/Austin Peay. Cavs are picked in middle of ACC pack; they’ve got 3 starters back from a 23-11 team. VCU scored 94.5 ppg in winning their first two games this year, by 29-10 points. Rams are picked 2nd in A-14. ACC favorites are 9-7 vs spread, 1-2 away from home; A-14 underdogs are 5-2.

Illinois-DePaul haven’t played in last 16 years, so this is a big deal locally. Illinois won its first two games in Underwood era, but beat Tenn-Martin only 77-74 in last game, after leading by 19 early in 2nd half; Illini starts two juniors, one senior- they’re picked 10th in Big 14, which is doubtful because Underwood is really good. DePaul lost by 14 to Notre Dame, then beat a stiff in last game. Blue Demons start a junior, three seniors. Big 14 favorites are 8-8 vs spread; Big East underdogs are 2-3.

Charleston Tournament

Auburn won its first two games by 28-19 points, despite being without two players for off-court reasons. Tigers smoked Indiana State yesterday (was 48-27 at half), getting to line 31 times- none of their guys played more than 30:00. Tigers forced 37 turnovers in their first two games. Temple made 10-19 on arc in 76-65 win over Old Dominion yesterday- that was Owls’ first game this season. Three Owls played 35:00 vs ODU. SEC teams are 10-6 vs spread in last 16 games vs AAC opponents.

Clemson scored 84.3 ppg in winning its first three games; they beat Ohio 81-76 yesterday, going 23-28 on foul line. Tigers start three juniors, two seniors- three guys played 32:00+ vs Ohio. Tigers are picked 12th in ACC this year- their first two wins were over stiffs. Hofstra upset Dayton 72-69 yesterday; three guys played 32:00+, one guy played whole 40:00. Pride is picked to finish in middle of CAA pack- they start two juniors, two seniors, made 20-26 on foul line vs Dayton, while Flyers were just 9-14.

Indiana St was 17-26 on arc in its 90-69 win at Indiana; they got blasted by Auburn yesterday, losing by 19 to Auburn- it was 48-27 at halftime. ISU was just 6-20 on arc; they start three seniors, one junior. No Sycamore played more than 29:00. Old Dominion lost by 11 to Temple yesterday; their PG played all 40:00, no one else played more than 32:00. Monarchs were just 5-19 on arc- they’re 2-1 this season, with win at JMU and a win over Towson State. ODU starts three juniors, one senior.

Ohio U lost 81-76 to Clemson yesterday, despite going 10-26 on arc; Bobcats start three juniors, one senior, are picked 2nd in MAC wth 3 starters back from a 20-11 team. Ohio beat a stiff by only 8 points in its opener. Dayton split its first two games, which were decided by total of four points; they shot only 26.3% on arc in those two games. Flyers start three juniors, one senior, have a new coach; they were outscored 20-9 on foul line in 72-69 loss to Hofstra yesterday.

Coastal Carolina Tournament

Iowa State is in a rebuild; they lost first two games to Missouri/Milwaukee, but they won 104-98 over Appalachian State Thursday, making 10-23 on arc, 28-35 on foul line. Cyclones won 123 games the last five years, but lost 4 starters from LY- they’re picked 9th in Big X. Tulsa played one guy more than 25:00 in 81-74 win over WMU yesterday; Hurricane was only 3-18 on arc, but outscored Broncos 24-4 on foul line. Tulsa is off to a 2-1 start, but lost at home to Lamar. Iowa State’s Babb played 40:00 yesterday; no one else played more than 25:00.

Illinois State was 28-39 on foul line in upset of South Carolina yesterday- Redbirds lost opener to Fla Gulf Coast, despite going 14-29 on arc— they start a freshman, two sophs- they don’t have a senior in their rotation, are picked to finish 2nd in MVC this winter. Boise State was down 54-45 with 3:23 left yesterday, rallied to beat UTEP 58-56- Hutchison was 3-14 from floor, but scored winning 3-point play with 0:03 left for the win. Broncos played two guys over 30:00 yesterday; they start a junior and three seniors.

South Carolina lost three starters from its 26-11 Final Four team; they lost 69-65 to Illinois State yesterday, after winning first two games over mid-majors by 21-18 points. Gamecocks start only one senior- one guy played more than 28:00 for them yesterday. UTEP blew a 54-45 lead with 3:23 left in yesterday’s loss to Boise; Miners start three seniors- they used three guys 33:00+ in Thursday’s loss, when they went 4-18 on arc in game where they rallied back from down 13 to take lead.

Appalachian State was 15-40 on arc, 29-40 on foul line in 104-98 loss to Iowa State Thursday; ASU starts two sophs, two juniors- you just don’t see a team take 40 3’s and 40 FT’s in same game- only two of their guys played more than 29:00. ASU had beaten couple of stiffs before coming to this event. Western Michigan lost 81-74 to Tulsa yesterday, despite going 12-31 on arc— they start two juniors, two sophs. Broncos are 0-2 vs D-I teams, losing by 18-7 points while allowing 79.5 ppg.

NBA2K Tournament

Saint Louis upset Va Tech 77-71 yesterday; Billikens are 3-0 with wins over two stiffs. SLU starts two freshmen and a sophomore- they made only 25% of their 3’s in first three games. Providence has advantage of playing in MSG every year, at Big East tournament. Friars lost to Minnesota t home Monday, but beat Washington 77-70 last night. Friars’ bench outscored Washington’s subs 25-9. Billikens played their best guys 37-39:00 yesterday.

Virginia Tech scored 243 points against stiffs in its first two wins, then got beat 77-71 last night when the other team actually played defense. Hokies are shooting 40.3% on arc in first three games- they used two guys 34-38:00 last night. Tech starts three juniors and a senior. Washington lost 77-70 to Providence last night; their bench was outscored 25-9. Huskies shot just 9-27 on arc, 13-22 on foul line. Washington starts three juniors, doesn’t play any seniors and they have a new coach- they beat Belmont, EWU at home.

New Mexico coach Weir bolted New Mexico State after one year to coach the Lobos (for more money); no hard feelings, right? Lobos are 6-2 in last eight series games; they lost by 13 in Las Cruces LY, when Weir was coaching the Aggies. New Mexico was 17-39 on arc in their 103-71 win over Omaha last game- they’re starting two juniors, three seniors. Aggies lost by 18 at St Mary’s Monday, after beating a stiff in their opener. State starts three tenors and a junior. Mountain West underdogs are 1-2 vs spread this season.

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