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Connecticut vs Colorado Predictions

When: 1:30 PM ET, Thursday, March 17, 2016
Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa
TV: 1:30 p.m. ET, TNT
Line: Ucon -3.5, Total: 136.5
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Ucon vs Colorado Preview

Ucon (24-10) needed another strong finish to earn a bid and got it thanks to the resurgence of Daniel Hamilton, who has three straight double-doubles and scored a career-high 32 points in 55 minutes against Cincinnati in the ACC quarterfinals. Adams has also blossomed into a budding star, scoring a career-high 22 points against Cincinnati while getting extended playing time while Shonn Miller and Sterling Gibbs both scored team-high 13 points in Sunday’s championship game. Colorado (22-11) won 11 straight games early in the season before ending the campaign losers of six of their last 11, but are a formidable bunch ranked fourth in the nation in rebounding (42.4 per game) and own big victories over Arizona and Oregon, which earned the No. 1 seed in the West Region.

CONNECTICUT HUSKIES
Shonn Miller 13 PTS, 6 REB, 1 BLK
Sterling Gibbs 13 PTS, 2 REB, 38.9 FG%
Rodney Purvis 12 PTS, 3 REB, 41.1 FG%

COLORADO BUFFALOES
Josh Scott 13 PTS, 8 REB, 1.6 BLK
George King 11 PTS, 4 REB, 41 FG%
Josh Fortune 8 PTS, 4 REB, 35.4 FG%
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Score Prediction: Ucon 72 – Colorado 63