Drexel vs Illinois Pick: Midwest Region Round One, March 19th
Drexel vs Illinois Pick – Friday, March 19th – Midwest Region Round One: From Jan. 24-Feb. 25, there were eight games postponed, and the Dragons played just three times due to pauses by other teams for COVID-19. Drexel got rolling again on Feb. 26 and beat James Madison, then handled No. 3-seed College of Charleston (80-75), No. 2 Northeastern (74-67), and eighth-seeded Elon (63-56) to put the Dragons in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 25 years. They have four players averaging double figures but are led by Camren Wynter with 16.8 points and 5.3 assists per game. He shoots 47.3% overall and 42.5% from three. The Dragons shoot 47.7% from the field and 37.2% from behind the arc, with both Zach Walton and Mate Okros hitting 39.2%, joining Wynter as perimeter threats. They also cash 77.7% from the foul line.
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No team in the nation finished the season as strong as Illinois. Winning 14 of 15 games and 7 straight on their way to their first Big Ten title since 2005. Ayo Dosunmu was named the tourney’s most outstanding player. He averaged 20.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game. Center Kofi Cockburn is a beast in the middle of the season. The 7 foot 285-pound Jamaican center averaged 17.6 points and 9.6 boards per game. Senior guard Trent Frazier also averages double digits at 10.2 points per game, while freshman Andre Curbelo averages 9.1 points, 4 offensive rebounds, 4 assists per game. The Illini put up 81.4 points per game, hit 49.9% from the field, 37.6% from three, and 69.1% from the line.
Drexel vs Illinois Odds
|Where/When||Indiana Farmers Coliseum | 1:15 PM ET|