Tennessee vs Oregon State Pick: Midwest Region Round One, March 19th

Tennessee vs Oregon State Pick – Friday, March 19th – Midwest Region Round One: Oregon State had quite a season. Predicted pre-season to be 12th and last in the Pac 12, they got better and better as the season went on and defeated UCLA, Oregon, and Colorado on their way to their first-ever Pac 12 championship. It was the first time they played in the title game in 33 years. They opened the Pac 12 tournament by defeating UCLA 83-79 in overtime as 5.5 point dogs. They followed that up with a 75-64 win over rival Oregon as 8.5 point underdogs. Then won the Championship over Colorado 70-68 again as 8.5 point underdogs. Leading scorer Senior Ethan Thompson averages 15.3 points per game and 3.9a Jarod Lucas is the only other Beaver averaging double digits with 12.9p Warith Alatishe provides a lot of athleticism at the wing averages 9.9p, 8.5r. The Beavers score 70.7points per game, hit 43.5% from the field, they don’t have anyone who shoots 40% from behind the arc, but they average 35.3% as a group and hit 75.8% from the stripe.

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Tennessee delivered middling results down the stretch, winning 4 of their last eight games. They lost to eventual champion Alabama in the SEC semi-final 73-68. Tennessee was up 15 with 17 minutes left, but couldn’t seal the deal and win their first conference championship since 1979. Freshman star Jaden Springer went for 18 in the loss. He leads the team averaging 12.5 points per game and hits 44.4% from three. Keon Johnson went for 20 in the loss; he’s 2nd on the team averaging 11.2 points per game Victor Bailey Jr is the other Volunteer averaging double digits at 11.0. Tennessee played without forward John Fulkerson, who sustained a concussion and facial injuries after taking two elbows from Florida’s Omar Payne in Friday’s quarterfinal victory. Fulkerson’s absence left the Volunteers without a big rebounder. He is listed as questionable to go with a concussion. The Volunteers are 20th in division 1, allowing 63.2 points per game. On offense, they score 72.5 points per game, hit 44.3% from the field, 33.7% from three, and 74.6% from the line.

Tennessee vs Oregon State Odds

Opening Odds Spread
Oregon State
Total 133.5
Where/When Bankers Life Fieldhouse | 4:30 PM ET


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