What Happened Last Night
- South Carolina 64, Syracuse 50: Well then. South Carolina is now 6-0 on the season and has wins over Michigan and Syracuse (plus a nice win over Monmouth to boot) and are a real, live NCAA Tournament contender. Sindarius Thornwell (16 points, 5 assists) and PJ Dozier (15 points, 10 rebounds) were expected to be contributors, but Maik Kotsar (16 points) just had his third double-figure scoring game in a row. South Carolina held Syracuse to an incredible 8-of-29 shooting inside the arc in the win.
- Missouri 84, Northwestern State 60: At some point, you figure K.J. Walton will join Missouri’s starting lineup. The sophomore scored 19 points on Saturday, and in his last two games he has 39 points and 7 steals in spite of playing just 39 minutes, total. Four other Tigers scored in double figures as Missouri dispatched an admittedly bad Northwestern State team.
|Florida vs. Miami||4:30 PM||ESPN2/WatchESPN|
|Texas A&M vs. UCLA||8:30 PM||ESPN/WatchESPN|
A light day today as the Thanksgiving weekend holiday tournaments conclude. Florida will play Miami in the third-place game of the AdvoCare Invitational in Orlando; Texas A&M faces UCLA tonight in the championship game of the Wooden Legacy in Anaheim (that is, obviously, going to be basically a road game for the Aggies.)
Odds and Picks
Yesterday: 0-1 ATS; Season to Date: 20-28-1 ATS
- Florida (-1.5) vs. Miami: This one’s more or less a tossup, but the Gators have looked like the more impressive team (if ever so slightly) so far this season and I think they’ll be looking to get out of here with a win.
- Texas A&M (+4.5) vs. UCLA: This line started at UCLA -3 and has since moved to -4.5, and that line move means there’s value in a pretty good A&M team in spite of this game being played in UCLA’s backyard.