NCAA Basketball Picks -- Arizona Tries For "Season Sweep" of San Diego State in Sweet 16


In the odds from which the experts from Final Score Network are making their NCAA basketball picks, Arizona is an eight-point favorite, with the total on the game listed at 121.5 points.

These teams met on November 14, and the Wildcats took control early, leading by eleven points at the half and surviving a late Aztec drive to come away with a 69-60 victory. San Diego State shot only 36% for the game, and that is not so atypical for Arizona's efforts this season. On an overall basis, the Wildcats have limited the opposition to just 38%.

Xavier Thames is the major scoring threat for SDSU; he had 19 against Arizona the first time. But the criticism that has been directed toward the Aztecs for much of the season has been that the offensive approach has been dominated a bit to much by Thames. In fact, that is why the contributions of Dwayne Polee, who comes in mostly off the bench, have been most welcome.

After a near-collapse against New Mexico State in their Big Dance opener, the Aztecs plowed through North Dakota State by a 63-44 score. Arizona blew away Gonzaga in very impressive fashion in the Round of 32, but there are some people who believe that sooner or later they will feel the effects of the loss of outstanding forward Brandon Ashley, even though they are led by point guard Nick Johnson, the Pac-12 player of the year. The Wildcats also hit just 65% from the free throw line, which is a potential albatross.

So the question, for the purpose of making NCAA basketball picks, isn't necessarily whether San Diego State can win, but whether it can make things closer than last time. The experts at Final Score Network will be able to answer that for you, but first you have to CONTACT THEM!


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