Nicholls Colonels vs SMU Mustangs 3-16-22

Nicholls Colonels vs SMU Mustangs 3/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Nicholls Colonels vs SMU Mustangs 3/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Nicholls Colonels and the SMU Mustangs will meet in action for the first round in the National Invitation Tournament on Wednesday, March 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET at the Moody Coliseum in Dallas. 

 

The Nicholls Colonels are first place in the Southland Conference at 11-3 and 21-11 overall.  The SMU Mustangs are second place in the American Athletic Conference at 13-4 and 23-8 overall. 

 

The Nicholls Colonels fell 64-71 in their Southland semifinal match against the Texas A&M-CC Islanders.  Nicholls was 11 points behind at the half and failed to recover despite scoring better in the second half.  

 

Latrell Jones was the highest scorer with 20 points.  Devante Carter added 17 points and 9 rebounds while Ty Gordon finished with 14.  The Colonels were 35.9% in shooting, 7% behind Texas.  They made 6 of 30 in 3-points and 12 of 17 in free throws.

 

  They were outrebounded, 34-46 but forced the Islanders to turnover the ball 14 times.  This season, the Colonels are led by Ty Gordon with 21.4 ppg while Manny Littles leads with 7.8 rpg and in shooting at 55%.  Devante Carter leads with 3.8 assists and 2 steals per game.  Ryghe Lyons leads with 1.9 blocks per game.  

 

As a team, Nicholls is averaging 79.1 ppg which is 22nd, 38.4 RPG which is 62nd, and 13.5 assists per game which is tied for 163rd in the league.   

 

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Nicholls Colonels vs SMU Mustangs Predictions 3/16/2022

 

The SMU Mustangs were defeated by the Memphis Tigers at 63-70 in their Air Force Reserve American Athletic Conference semifinals match.  SMU had to overcome a 6-point deficit at the half and failed to score enough to take the victory. 

 

Marcus Weathers led in scoring with 16 points and 6 rebounds.  Michael Weathers and Kendric Davis scored 12 points each.  SMU was shooting 38.5%, 3% less than Memphis.  They made 5 of 20 from beyond the arc and 18 of 24 free throws.  SMU was outrebounded, 25-48 but forced the Tigers to commit 19 turnovers.

 

As a team, the Mustangs are averaging 74.4 ppg which is 99th.  The team makes 37.6 rebounds per game which is 86th and 14 assists per game which is tied for 132nd in the league. 

 

Kendric Davis leads USC in offense with an average of 19.4 ppg and 4.5 assists, and 1.6 steals per game.  Marcus Weathers leads in field goal attempts at 51.4% and in defense with 7.5 rebounds per game.  Michael Weathers leads with 1.4 blocks per game.  

 

Nicholls Colonels vs SMU Mustangs.  The NCAAB pick is the SMU Mustangs.  Both teams will be out for revenge and will be aggressive from the start of the game.  Nicholls is slightly ahead in offense, scoring 5 more points per game. 

 

SMU is better in offense allowing opponents to score 67.2 ppg compared to 71.4 from Nicholls.  SMU played better overall in the regular season and will bring home the victory.  Taking the win at home is the SMU Mustangs at 77-70 but Nicholls Colonels will cover the spread.  

 

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Nicholls Colonels vs SMU Mustangs 3/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 8:00 P.M. ET

 

Location: Moody Coliseum, Dallas

 

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022

 

TV: ESPN+

 

NCAAB ODDS: SMU Mustangs -15.5

 

NCAAB TOTALS: 149.0

 

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