North Texas vs Purdue Pick: South Region Round One, March 19th
North Texas vs Purdue Pick – Friday, March 19th – South Region Round One: North Texas went into the Conference USA Tournament losers of 3 straight and came out winners of 4 straight with a ticket to the NCAA Tourney. Led by do it all Senior guard Javion Hamlet, North Texas defeated Middle Tennessee, Old Dominion, Louisiana Tech, and Western Kentucky in 4 days to capture the title. Hamlet scored 20 points, with 5 assists, 4 rebounds, and played all 45 minutes in the Championship game overtime win over Western Kentucky. He leads the team averaging 15 points, 4.5 assists, and 3.3 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, James Reese, Zachary Simmons, and Thomas Bell all help out offensively, averaging double digits. The Mean Green average 69.8 points per game and shoot the ball well, hitting 47.5% from the field, 37.6% from three, and 73.4% from the line.
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Purdue had their five-game winning streak snapped in a very tough 87-78 overtime loss in the Big Ten Quarterfinals. Trevion Williams finished with 26 points, 14 rebounds, and five assists. He leads the team averaging 15.6 points and 9 offensive boards per game. Jaden Ivey added 19 points. He’s the only other Boilermaker averaging double digits at 10.5. Purdue was down 18 after the first half but battled all the way back to send it to overtime. The Boilermakers’ streak of holding opponents to 72 or fewer points ended at 15. Offensively, they average 71.1 points per game and hit 45.1% from the field, 33.5% from three, and 71.1% from the stripe.
North Texas vs Purdue Odds
|Where/When||Lucas Oil Stadium | 7:25 PM ET|