Abilene Christian vs Texas Pick: East Region Round One, March 20th
Abilene Christian vs Texas Pick – Saturday, March 20th – East Region Round One: Abilene Christian closed the season, winning 12 of 13 games on their way to winning the Southland Championship. They completely dominated in the Southland Tournament, beating Lamar 93-71 in the semis before crushing Nicholls State 79-45 in the final. They outscored Nicholls 43-14 in the 2nd half. Abilene is led in scoring by their 7-foot 240-pound center Kolton Kohl who averages 12.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per game, in just 18.9 minutes played. Next in scoring is Joe Pleasant, who averages 10.8 points, with 5.4 rebounds per game, while hitting 47.5% from three. Rounding out the double-digit scorers is Coryon Mason, who averages 10.7 per game. As a team, they score 77.6 points per game, hit 46% from the field, 35.3% from three, and 67.3% from the line.
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Texas closed out their season, winning five straight games en route to their first Big 12 Championship. Texas is starting to hit its stride, too, after playing just six games in 35 days due to positive COVID-19 tests in January and February. All seven of the Longhorns’ losses this season have come against teams that were ranked at the time. They outlasted Oklahoma State 91-86, led by Matt Coleman’s career-high 30 points in a thrilling Final. He averaged 13.3 points and 4.1 assists per game on the season. Jericho Simms had a career-best 21 to go with 14 rebounds. He averaged 9.2 points and 7.1 boards per game on the campaign. They were led in scoring by Andrew Jones, who averaged 14.6 per game. They also have Courtney Ramey, who averaged 12.6 points and 4 assists per game, while hitting 42% from behind the arc. As a team, they average 75.2 points per game, hit 45.4% from the field, 35.6% from three, and 70.8% from the stripe.
Abilene Christian vs Texas Odds
|Where/When||Lucas Oil Stadium | 9:50 PM ET|