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College basketball knowledge is posted every day thru the Final Four.

Sunday’s college hoop
Arizona State is one of four unbeaten teams in country; they’re 5-0 vs top 100 teams, with three wins by 10+ points. ASU is 9-0 vs schedule #82. Sun Devils are shooting 42.7% on arc, have #3 eFG% in country. Vanderbilt lost five of its last six games; they lost 69-60 at Belmont in their only true road game and Balmont is also in Nashville, so it was a busride. Vandy is 0-5 vs top 100 teams, with three losses by 5 or less points- this is their first game in 11 days. Pac-12 home favorites are 24-23 against the spread; SEC underdogs are 12-13.

North Carolina is 9-1 vs schedule #61; they won by 24 at Stanford in their only true road game. This game is a rare sellout in Knoxville. All nine Tar Heel wins are by 10+ points; they’re #230 experience team but they’ve got a senior PG- this is their first game in 11 days. Tennessee is 8-1 vs schedule #54; this is their first game in 8 days. Vols are #264 experience team that has four top 100 wins- their only loss was by 9 to Villanova on a neutral floor. ACC road favorites are 7-2 vs spread; SEC underdogs are 12-13, 1-2 at home.

Texas State is 4-5 vs schedule #340; they’re 1-3 in true road games, with losses by 19-4-8 points, and a win at Pacific. Bobcats are turning ball over 23.4% of time (#330), while playing 16th-slowest tempo in country. Colorado State is lost six of its last eight games; they’re 2-0 vs teams outside top 200, winning by 11-12 points. Rams are turning ball over 20.7% of time, shooting only 30.3% behind arc- this is their first game in nine days. Sun Belt underdogs are 22-19 vs spread away from home; Mountain West home favorites are 22-10.

Washington won five of its last six games; they’re #310 experience team that is playing pace #59. Huskies are 4-0 vs teams ranked outside top 200, with wins by 10-5-14-13 points. Washington’s losses are all vs top 60 teams- they also beat Kansas in KC. LMU lost three of its last four D-I games; they’re 2-3 in true road games, with losses by 5-20-4 points. Lions are turning ball over 22.1% of time- this is their first game in eight days. WCC road underdogs are 5-10 vs spread; Pac-12 home favorites are 24-23.

San Francisco is 6-3 vs schedule #329; they’re #268 experience team that is playing pace #209. Dons out only road game by 18 at Arizona State; they’re shooting only 31.4% on arc, 45.6% inside it. USF’s best win was over #168 Cal-Davis. Stanford lost five of its last seven games; they’re experience team #306 that is 5-3 vs teams ranked outside top 100- they have two losses vs teams ranked outside top 200. Cardinal is turning ball over 22.1% of the time. Pac-12 home favorites are 24-23 vs spread; WCC road underdogs are 5-10.

UCSB lost to USC by 12-22 points the last two years; Gauchos won their last seven games, with three road wins, but none of those were top 100 games- they lost by 19 at Texas A&M in their only top 100 tilt. USC lost three of last four games but all three losses are to top 30 teams; Trojans are without suspended Melton, one of their best players who hasn’t played yet this year- that hurts their depth. USC is still #105 experience team that is 5-3 vs schedule #56. Pac-12 home favorites are 24-23 vs spread; WCC road underdogs are 5-10.

Old Dominion is 7-3 vs schedule #228; Monarchs are #99 experience team that is playing pace #327- they’re 1-2 on true road games- all three of those were in Virginia. OSU is 4-0 vs teams rank outside top 200, with all four wins by 16+ points. Fairfield lost five of its last seven games; they’re 0-2 vs top 100 teams, losing by 42 to Purdue, 22 to Houston. This is Fairfield’s first home game in 33 days. Stags are #266 experience team that is shooting 29.2% on the arc. C-USA favorites are 5-8 vs spread away from home; MAAC home underdogs are 5-2.

Furman won five of its last six games but is 0-2 on road, losing to Butler/Duke; Paladins are #57 experience team that has a new coach- they’re 4-2 vs teams ranked below #150, with all four wins by 9+ points. NC-Wilmington lost its last five games, none of which were at home; Seahawks are 1-6 vs schedule #57 with a new coach- they’re playing pace #9, but are #331 in country at forcing turnovers, are shooting only 45.9% inside arc- they’re not getting easy shots. SoCon favorites are 10-3 vs spread, 2-0 on road; CAA home underdogs are 3-5.

Home side won last three Chattanooga-Tennessee Tech games; Tigers lost by 11 here in their last visit, three years ago. Mocs are 3-5 vs schedule #260; they’re 0-4 in true road games, with last two road losses by combined total of nine points. Tech lost its last three games after a 6-1 start; Tigers are #3 experience team in country that is playing pace #52. Tech is 3-0 vs teams ranked outside top 200, with wins by 14-1-30 points. OVC home favorites are 6-3 vs spread; SoCon road underdogs are 14-16. Tigers are shooting 38.3% on the arc.

Iona-St John’s are playing for first time in 22 years, because Red Storm refused to play them until Mullin became coach- this is much bigger deal for Gaels than for Johnnies. Iona won its last four games after a 1-4 start- they’re 0-2 in top 10 0games, losing by 9 at Syracuse, 13 at Northern Kentucky. St John’s hasn’t played in 9 days; they’re forcing turnovers 27.2% of time (#3). Three of their four top 200 wins were by 8 or less points. Johnnies are experience team #223. Big East home favorites are 19-12 vs spread; MAAC road underdogs are 14-15.

LaSalle won 98-96 at Mercer in 3OT’s LY, blowing a 7-point lead with 2:03 left in regulation. Explorers lost six of last eight games despite being #35 experience team; they’re 3-1 at home with a win over Temple and 2-point loss to Drexel. Mercer lost three of last four D-I games; they’re 1-3 in true road games, with losses by 9-24-2 points- their last loss was in double OT at Memphis. Bears are #14 experience team that is shooting 42.2% on arc this season. A-14 home favorites are 16-19 vs spread; SoCon road underdogs are 14-16.

South Dakota is 10-3 vs schedule #304; Coyotes are 3-2 in true road games with only losses at TCU/Duke, top 20 teams. USD is 3-0 vs teams outside the top 300, with wins by 29-28-13 points; they’re #122 experience team that could be looking ahead to Tuesday’s game at UCLA. San Jose State has new coach; their best player bolted when the old coach quit. Spartans are 1-7 vs D-I teams, turning ball over 23.5% of the time. Summit League road favorites are 4-2 away from home; Mountain West home underdogs are 4-2.

Montana won 71-63 in Riverside LY, holding Highlanders to 2-17 on arc; Griz is 3-4 vs schedule #81 this year- they’re shooting 24.3% on arc this year, 2nd-worst in country. Montana split pair of games vs Big West teams already this season. Riverside is 2-6 vs D-I teams but they won at Cal in their opener; UCR is #80 experience team but they’re turning ball over 23% of time, while shooting only 26.9% of time. They’ve been off for nine days since upsetting Air Force in last game. Big Sky home favorites are 6-2 vs spread; Big West underdogs are 21-17 away from home.

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