The eye test says No Brainer Louville. They simply look better then the Cats. However, College Hoops is predicated on Pace. The Cardinals pace will be a welcome for the Cats as they seem to play better with teams that like to run a little….see Duke. The Cardinals cup cake schedule and their lack of playing in a hostile environment will go against them here. Kentucky needs more production from their Bigs. G/F Murray can’t be Kentuckys only scorer. Look for Lee for the Cats to show more here and Kentucky to take advantage of the Cards aggressive defense. Let’s go small with the Home Cats as they have played better competition and will have Home crowd ready to roar in this interstate rivalry. Cats 71-67 3 STARS
Harvard has proved it has improved its game the last couple of weeks. With a close loss to Kansas and an impressive two wins versus BYU and Auburn in the Hawaii Tournament. SOONERS have been impressive but I believe they look tired compared to Harvard. SOONERS win this game but I believe Harvard is playing with a lot of confidence and will be able to maintain within a 6 to 11 point range for most of the game.C Edosomwan has been productive and will give the SOONERS back court a youth go at it down low. Buddy Hield will get his points but I like the value of 14.5 points here. Harvard has really done well with ball movement on their offense sets. If they can limit the SOONERS to easy run outs they will make this a competitive game. BYU +14.5
SOONERS will have to learn to find another gear versus better opponents….they are a legit elite 8 team but I wouldn’t be surprised if they didn’t make Sweet 16.
WINNER on my FREE PLAY on HARVARD +14.5.