SHOCKERS: (-3, o/u 142) Wichita St. has been impressive in the postseason, as they've beaten some very difficult teams. The Shockers have beaten Nebraska, Virginia Tech, and College of Charleston so far in tournament play. Not bad for a team that plays in mid-major classification, the Missouri Valley Conference. Wichita St. is 27-8 SU and 16-15 ATS overall this season. The Shockers are 3-2 SU and 2-2 ATS in neutral court settings this year. Wichita St. is 4-6 ATS in neutral court settings this year. Wichita St. has played a very challenging non-conference schedule this season, so they won't be intimidated in the least when they take the floor tonight. C J.T. Durley leads the Shockers in scoring, averaging 11.4 PPG this season, the lone player averaging double figures. The Shockers are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 neutral site games. Wichita St. is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as the listed favorite. The Shockers are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600%. The Shockers are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 non-conference games. Wichita St. is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a SU win. The Shockers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against the PAC-10.
Shockers are 7-1 ATS last 8 neutral site games as the listed favorite. Over is 6-1 last 7 non-conference games.
COUGARS: Washington St. is one of the few teams still playing in the postseason, as they have reached Madison Square Garden. The Cougars are a talented PAC-10 team that is playing their best defense of the season right now. Washington St. beat Northwestern 69-66 SU in overtime to advance to the NIT Final Four. The Cougars are 22-12 SU and 18-13-1 ATS overall this season. Washington St. is 3-2 SU and 4-1 ATS in neutral court settings this year. The Cougars are 5-4 ATS as the listed underdog this season. Washington St. flourished in non-conference games this season, going 9-4 ATS. G Klay Thompson is one of the most prolific scorers in the nation, as he averages 22 PPG this season. Thompson has unlimited range, as he's shooting better than 40% from the 3 point line this season. The Cougars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. Washington St. is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cougars are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning SU record. Washington St. is 14-30-2 ATS in their last 46 games as the listed underdog. The Cougars are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a SU win.
Cougars are 9-4 ATS last 13 non-conference games. Over is 10-1 last 11 neutral site games.
Injuries: F DeAngelo Casto (suspension) is DOUBTFUL.
Related reading: Washington State program to be proud about [Seattle Times]
Projected score: Washington State 71, Witchita State 69