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NCAA College Basketball Picks: Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Texas Longhorns – SportsUntapped.com
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Added November 18th, 2010 by Brad

NCAA College Basketball Picks: Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Texas Longhorns
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#16 Illinois Fighting Illini (3-0) @ #22 Texas Longhorns (2-0)

Date: Thursday November 18th, 2010

Time: 8:00 pm EST

Point Spread: Illinois Fighting Illini -3

Preview: As part of the 2K Sports Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, the Fighting Illinois of Illinois will take on the Texas Longhorns at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Illini are 3-0 on the season with wins over Cal-Irvine, Toledo and Southern Illinois. Illinois has out scored their opponents on an average of 82.7 – 57.7. Demetri McCamey has been the Illini’s leading scorer on the season; averaging 14.7 points per game. The Illini have four games during the non conference portion of the schedule against ranked foes; Texas, North Carolina, Gonzaga and Missouri. Illinois ranks 25th in all of college basketball in assists; with 20 per game.

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The Longhorns have wins over Navy and Louisiana Tech to kick off the 2010 – 2011 season. Texas scored 83 and 89 points, while allowing 52 and 58 points in the two games. The Longhorns have seen Jordan Hamilton pour in 22.5 points per game in the opening portion of the season. Before playing Big 12 foes; Texas takes on Illinois, North Carolina and Michigan State; all ranked foes.

My Betting Picks: The Illini have looked almost unbeatable to start the season. They will certainly be tested, but look for Bruce Weber’s team to down Rick Barnes Longhorns. Illinois wins 71-64.

 
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One Response to “NCAA College Basketball Picks: Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Texas Longhorns”

  1. Doug says:

    Illinois has a pretty good starting five, they can play with anybody, their strength may be in their bench which has been outstanding. Those aren’t just any freshman coming off the bench, they’re bonified blue-chippers and their atleticism and their energy will kill many foes.

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