College Basketball Picks

Arkansas-Little Rock vs Purdue

When: 4:30 PM ET, Thursday, March 17, 2016
Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
TV: 4:30 p.m. ET, TBS
Line: Purdue -9, Total: 131

Arkansas Little Rock vs Purdue Preview

Arkansas Little Rock (29-4): Roger Woods went 8-of-10 from the field en route to a team-high 19 points against ULM and earned the tournament’s Most Valuable Player award in the process. Little Rock has held eight opponents to 50 points or fewer this season. Trojans notched 16 more wins than they did in the previous season. Little Rock has won eight of its last nine games and captured the Sun Belt regular-season and tournament titles en route to setting a school record for most victories with 29. Purdue (26-8) has won the battle of the boards in all but two games this season and hopes to use its overwhelming height advantage to advance past the first round for the first time since 2012. Purdue has shot 50 percent or better from the floor in five of its last six games.

Score Prediction:
Purdue 69 – Arkansas Little Rock 65

The Trojans have the height to battle the boards with Purdue and should be able to keep it a close game. Not calling for an upset but take the points.