USC Upstate at Longwood - 3/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Longwood Lancers (24-6) vs USC Upstate Spartans(14-15)
Game Info: Saturday, March 5. 2022 at 12:00 pm (Bojangles Coliseum)
Betting Odds: Longwood Lancers -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The USC Upstate Spartans and Longwood Lancers face off on Saturday in a Big South Tournament showdown at Bojangles Coliseum. When these two teams faced off on February 10th it was Longwood that won 85-72. Longwood scored 46 points in the first half and never looked back as they cruised to the easy victory.
DeShaun Wade was the top player for Longwood scoring 23 points and grabbing four boards. USC Upstate was led by Jordan Gainey who finished with 16 points.
USC Upstate comes into this game with a 14-15 record but they are only a few wins away from making the NCAA Tournament. USC Upstate has won two games in a row including their game on Friday against Charleston Southern. The offense was good scoring 72 points, but more important was the defense that only gave up 62 points. USC Upstate is averaging 70.9 points while their defense is giving up 73 points per game. Bryson Mozone has been the top player for USC Upstate averaging 15.2 points while shooting 43.6 percent from the field and 36.9 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Longwood Lancers who sit with a 24-6 record overall and they have won six games in a row. In the last game against North Carolina A&T the offense was strong scoring 79 points and that led to the victory. Longwood is averaging 76.1 points while their defense is giving up 65.1 points per game. The top player for Longhood has been Justin Hill who is averaging 13.9 points while shooting 42.8 percent from the field and 32.9 percent from behind the three point line. There are three different players that are averaging at least 11 points per game. Longwood is the number one seed in the tournament and anything less than the NCAA tournament would be a big disappointment.
Longwood had no issue with USC Upstate the last time these teams played, and it’s going to be no different in this game. Look for Longwood to run up the score, and USC Upstate is going to have no answer. Look for Longwood to finish over 80 points, and the Lancers will cover the spread.
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