UNC Greensboro vs Wofford – 3/11/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Predictions
UNC Greensboro Spartans vs Wofford Terriers College Basketball Monday Mar 11, 2019 (7pm est) Current Odds: UNC Greensboro -6.5, Total Points 141
UNC Greensboro Spartans Betting Trends:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of UNC Greensboro’s last 10 games
UNC Greensboro is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Wofford
UNC Greensboro is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Wofford
Wofford Terriers Betting Trends:
Wofford is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Wofford is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Wofford is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing UNC Greensboro
If Wofford has to ride Fletcher Magee’s shooting in the Southern Conference Tournament final, that’s fine with coach Mike Young.
Fletcher, a senior guard, is on the verge of an NCAA record as the No. 22 Terriers go into the tournament championship game Monday night in Asheville, N.C.
The opponent with be defending champion UNC Greensboro, which has posted second-half comebacks to win consecutive games to reach the final for the third season in a row.
Magee has made 498 baskets from 3-point range in his career, putting him six away from the Division I record.
“We’re not a democracy,” Young said. “Load him up. We’ve had a number of guys we’ll load up. We don’t get into feelings around here. It was Hubie Brown who said you run special plays for special players.”
Top-seeded Wofford (28-4) has won a school-record 19 consecutive games after Sunday’s 81-72 semifinal victory against fourth-seeded East Tennessee State.
Magee was 6-for-7 on 3-point attempts in the game as part of a 26-point performance.
Wofford made 10-for-18 shots from long range in the semifinal game, and Magee said he’ll be pumped up to play in the tournament final.
“That’s the main goal when you come here, to win the league and go to the NCAA Tournament,” he said. “We lost in the semifinals twice in a row, so to finally get on that stage and get that great opportunity, to get to the promised land, we’ll be loaded up and excited.”
Greensboro (28-5) has made a habit of comebacks this season, doing so twice more in the tournament. The second-seeded Spartans defeated Furman 66-62 on Sunday in the second semifinal, ending the game on a 21-10 run.
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Senior guard Francis Alonso scored 19 points in the game. That came after he poured in 31 points in the quarterfinals against Samford.
“This guy has done it over and over throughout his career,” coach Wes Miller said, saying Alonso has scored big “when it matters most in the SoCon Tournament. It says a lot about who he is.”
In the Samford game, Greensboro wiped out a 12-point halftime deficit. It needed to respond from a six-point hole across the final six minutes for the 77-70 decision.
Wofford beat Greensboro twice in the regular season, with a 72-43 rout in North Carolina and then using a big second half for a convincing 80-50 home victory in the rematch.
“Their will to compete against us in those two games was greater than our will,” Miller said. “I know this will be a big-time challenge, but I have a bunch of kids who love to compete, so we’re not going to back down from it.”
The Spartans paid attention to their side of the bracket this weekend.
“We don’t spend a lot of time talking about anything but the moment,” Miller said “We approached this week that we had one game.”
Greensboro is trying to become the tournament’s first repeat winner since Wofford won in 2014 and 2015. The Spartans have never won it in back-to-back seasons.
Greensboro has one more victory than last season, when it set a school record for wins.
The past two Defensive Players of the Year in the Southern Conference play for the Spartans. Sophomore guard Isaiah Miller received the distinction this season, while junior center James Dickey was picked for it a year ago.
Today’s Free Pick: Wofford -6 -120