Wanted to get these two plays in early:
North Dakota State +16.5 at 6 Xavier This looks interesting to me in that I think NDSU gives them a competitive game. NDSU plays a slow, controlled tempo, they shoot the ball reasonably well and the defensive numbers look good. Granted, they have played no one near the caliber of Xavier. But they have the basic ingredients. On the other side, Xavier has had some close calls against mediocre teams such as Missouri, but what I really like here is the scheduling. Xavier plays at Baylor on Saturday, and you can bet that the Musketeers will be looking past NDSU and to the game Saturday. Soft scheduling spot, plus an opponent that will slow it down, and appears to play good fundamental basketball, and I think it stays within the number.
Pitt +4 at Maryland Will be tempting to play the ML when that comes out, too.
Georgia Tech +8
Rhode Island -2
Tenn State +7
Charleston So. +16.5