Finals Predictions: Atlantic Sun, Big South, OVC

    
March 3rd, 2012
Our g guru has been on fire this year. He'll be picking every conference tournament game over the next 2 weeks. Read more about Championship Week at CollegeHoops.net.

 

BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP: AT ASHEVILLE, N.C.

 

(7) VMI (17-15, 8-10) at (1) UNC-Asheville (23-9, 16-2)

 

Tipoff: Noon. TV: ESPN2. Regular-season meetings: Jan. 5 – Asheville 94-85; Feb. 2 – Asheville 89-86*. RPI: Asheville 120, VMI 267. Analysis: VMI’s high-powered offense is rolling, maybe enough to keep the Keydets in this game. Line: Asheville -14. Pick: Asheville 89, VMI 80.

 

 

OHIO VALLEY CHAMPIONSHIP: AT NASHVILLE

 

(1) Murray State (29-1, 15-1) vs. (2) Tennessee State (20-11, 11-5)

 

Tipoff: 1 p.m. TV: ESPN2. Regular-season meetings: Feb. 9 – Tennessee State 72-68*; Feb. 23 – Murray State 80-62*. RPI: Murray State 31, Tennessee State 131. Analysis: Obviously, the Tigers have the ability to beat Murray. Will they do it for the second time this season? Probably not, but the Racers won’t beat them by 18 points again in Nashville. Line: Murray State -7. Pick: Murray State 84, Tennessee State 78.

 

 

ATLANTIC SUN CHAMPIONSHIP: AT MACON, GA.

 

(1) Belmont (26-7, 16-2) vs. (6) Florida Gulf Coast (15-16, 8-10)

 

Tipoff: 7 p.m. TV: ESPN2. Regular-season meetings: Jan. 16 – Belmont 95-53; Feb. 11 – Belmont 86-63*. RPI: Belmont 63, FGCU 228. Analysis: The A-Sun field has had nothing for Belmont this season. Saturday will be no different. Line: Belmont -15½. Pick: Belmont 82, Florida Gulf Coast 57.

 

 

Greg Against the Spread This Season: 100-69-2