Southern Miss vs Rice Pick: Tuesday, March 9th

 Southern Miss vs Rice Pick – Tuesday, March 9th: Southern Miss closed out the season, losing 10/11 2; of those losses came at Rice in early February. The first was by 26, the 2nd one, they fared better, losing by 8. They closed out their regular season on February 27th in a 73-66 loss at home vs Florida Atlantic 2nd. Leading scorer Tae Hardy tried to carry them to victory by scoring a career-high 32 points and adding six rebounds, but it wasn’t enough. He’s averaging 11.0ppg The only other Golden Eagle averaging double digits is leading scorer 6’8 Junior Tyler Stevenson, who averages 14.2p and 7.2r As a team, Southern Miss scores just 64.7ppg. They hit 43.4% from the field, 32.4% from 3, and 67.4% from the stripe.

Notre Dame vs Wake Forest Pick: Tuesday, March 9th

Rice snapped their four-game losing streak to close the season but had to play NAIA Our Lady of the Lake to do it. And they just barely squeezed past mighty Our Lady of the Lake 80-77. They had beaten them 103-64 earlier in the season. Did our Lady of the Lake get better, or did Rice get worse? Rice has four players averaging double-digits but is led by guards Quincy Olivari, averaging 16.3ppg, and Travis Evee, who averages 14.3. Both players hit over 40% from the field. 6’10 sophomore Max Fielder averages 10.6p, 8.7 rebounds, while Chris Mullins rounds out the double-digit scorers averaging 10.6p; they score 75ppg, and hit 43.85 from the field, 35.4% from 3, and 72.7% from the stripe.

 Southern Miss vs Rice Odds

Opening Odds Spread
Southern Miss
Total 142
Where/When Ford Center at The Star | 8:00 PM ET