Arkansas Little Rock vs Iowa State Pick
When: 6:10 PM ET, Saturday, March 19, 2016
Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Line: Iowa State -6.5, Total: 145
Arkansas Little Rock vs Iowa State Preview
Little Rock (30-4) was down by 13 points with 3 1/2 minutes left in regulation on Thursday before Hagins took over and finished with a career-high 31 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals. Hagins buried a tying 3-pointer from just in front of half court to force overtime against Purdue and banked in a layup to force a second overtime as Little Rock squeezed out an 85-83 win.
ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK TROJANS
Josh Hagins 12 PTS, 3 REB, 4.1 AST
Marcus Johnson Jr. 11 PTS, 3 REB, 45 FG%
Roger Woods 10 PTS, 3 REB, 53 FG%
Iowa State (22-11) lost in its opening round NCAA Tournament game last season to No. 14 seed UAB and was determined not to make that mistake again. The Cyclones put all five starters in double figures, led by Georges Niang’s 28 points, and jumped out to a big lead en route to a 13-point win over Iona. Iowa State’s starters scored 92 of its 94 points on Thursday.
IOWA STATE CYCLONES
Georges Niang 18 PTS, 6 REB, 0.6 BLK
Monte Morris 12 PTS, 4 REB, 5.9 AST
Abdel Nader 12 PTS, 5 REB, 0.5 BLK
The public is 60% on the Iowa State Cyclones to cover the spread. The point spread opened at the same line which indicates that the amount wagered is balanced on both sides.
Little Rock 83 -Iowa State 80
Taking the dog and the over….with the points not on the money line.