College Basketball Preview and Free Pick: UNC Greensboro vs. Wofford
A ticket to the dance will be punched tonight at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, NC. The UNC
Greensboro Spartans will face off with the Wofford Terriers in the Southern Conference
championship game, a meeting of the top two squads in the conference during the regular season.
Date/Time/TV: Mon. March 11, 7:00 PM EST, ESPN
Spread: Wofford Terriers -6 (-110)
The Spartans closed out the regular season with a 15-3 conference record, which was good enough
for 2nd place, three games behind Wofford. Overall, the team is a solid 28-5 (14-15-2 ATS) and
enters tonight’s game riding a six-game winning streak.
Wofford is the #22 team in the nation according to the latest AP Top 25 poll. The team brings an
overall record of 28-4 (18-11 ATS) to the table. The Terriers have excelled in conference play this a
season with a perfect record of 18-0.
UNC Greensboro Spartans
UNC Greensboro advanced to tonight’s final via a 66-62 victory over Furman yesterday. On
Saturday, the squad took down Samford by a score of 77-70. The team is a solid 8-2 (4-4-2 ATS) for
its last 10 games.
Team totals have been under for three of the last five and stand at 13-17 for the year. Francis Alonso
is the biggest offensive force for UNC Greensboro. He’s averaging 17.1 ppg, 2.3 boards, and 2.5 apg.
Isaiah Miller is the next biggest threat. He brings averages of 14.6 ppg and 4.5 rpg to the table.
Wofford has handled business with ease in the conference tournament so far. On Saturday, the team
defeated VMI by a score of 99-72. That was followed by yesterday’s 81-72 win over East Tennessee
State. For the last 10, the Terriers are a perfect 10-0 (9-1 ATS).
Totals have been Over for the last three in a row and check in at 16-13 on the season. Fletcher
Morgan leads the way for Wofford in scoring. He’s averaging 20.5 ppg, 2.7 rpg, and 1.7 dimes.
Cameron Jackson contributes 14.6 ppg, while Nathan Hoover chips in with 13.1 ppg.
UNC Greensboro vs. Wofford Prediction
These two programs met twice during the regular season. Back in January, Wofford picked up a 72-
43 road win as 1-point underdogs. The following month, the Terriers dominated the Spartans once
again, this time on the home floor. They easily covered as 6-point favorites by a final score of 80-50.
Prior to this season, UNC Greensboro had won five in a row in the series. Over the last 10 meetings
of these two teams, the Spartans hold a 6-4 edge. Totals are 5-5 over that span. For tonight’s neutral-
site matchup, Wofford has been installed as a 6-point favorite.
They’re the better team on paper and hold the advantage on both offense and defense. We’re looking
for them to get the job done tonight and put an exclamation point on their conference dominance.
UNC Greensboro Spartans vs. Wofford Terriers Pick: Wofford Terriers -6 (-110)