North Texas vs Western Kentucky Pick: Saturday, March 13th
North Texas vs Western Kentucky Pick: Saturday, March 13th: North Texas came into the conference tournament on a three-game losing streak and turned it around quickly. They have defeated three teams in 3 days and need one more win to get into the tourney. They started with a 76-56 win over Middle Tennessee, followed that up with a 61-55 win over Old Dominion, before beating Louisiana Tech today 54-48. The leading scorer, senior Javion Hamlet, is playing very well. He came close to triple-doubles in the first two games and then settled for 18p 6r 5a in the Louisiana Tech win, where they shot just 38.8% from the field and 17.6% from 3. They have shot much better on the year, averaging 48.2% from the field, 38.4% from 3, and 72.6% from the line.
Western Kentucky has won 5/6 and is a dangerous tough team. They are coming off defeating UTSA 80-67 and then UAB 64-60. UAB had little trouble dispatching North Texas just before the conference tournament. 6’11 Nigerian Junior Charles Bassey has combined to score 43p and add 16r 9blks in the two wins. Bassey averages 17.7p and 11.7r on the season. Guard Taveion Smith is there to help, averaging 14.2p
North Texas vs Western Kentucky Odds
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