Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs SMU Mustangs Prediction, 2/23/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Location: Moody Coliseum in University Park, TX
The SMU Mustangs (19-6) will play the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (9-16) at Moody Coliseum on Wednesday.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane faced off with South Florida and earned the victory with a final of 65-57 in their last contest. Tulsa finished the contest with a 52.4% FG percentage (22 of 42) and knocked down 7 out of their 16 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Golden Hurricane converted 14 of 17 shots for a rate of 82.4%. Pertaining to hauling in boards, they collected a total of 26 with 2 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 14 assists in this contest as well as forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and getting 8 steals. When it comes to defense, Tulsa allowed the other team to shoot 35.0% from the field on 21 of 60 shooting. South Florida doled out 11 assists and had 7 steals in this contest. In addition, South Florida grabbed 31 rebounds (12 offensive, 19 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. South Florida finished the game shooting 83.3% when shooting free throws by making 10 of 12 shots. They buried 5 out of their 22 attempts from downtown. In the matter of personal fouls, the Golden Hurricane ended up with 13 and South Florida recorded 14 personal fouls.
Sam Griffin is someone who was a major contributor for the game. He ended up shooting 66.7% from the floor and distributed 3 dimes. He saw the court for 32 minutes played and snagged 3 rebounds. He ended up scoring 23 points on 8 out of 12 shooting.
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Tulsa will enter this game with a record of 9-16 for the year. They are averaging 68.1 points per contest (264th in the nation) on 44.1% from the floor. The Golden Hurricane are shooting 33.9% on shots beyond the perimeter (166 of 489) and 73.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, Tulsa is pulling in 32.4 boards per game and is sitting with 292 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 299th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.1 times per contest and as a unit are committing 16.0 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Golden Hurricane are forcing 14.5 turnovers every game while drawing 16.7 fouls. They are ranked 189th in college basketball in allowing assists with 335 relinquished so far this year. The Golden Hurricane defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 44.3% (618 of 1,396) and they relinquish 34.4 rebounds per game as a unit. They are conceding 36.3% on 3-pointers and they rank 192nd in Division 1 in PPG allowed (69.4).
In their last game, the SMU Mustangs went home victorious with a score of 73-57 when they played Memphis. The Mustangs snagged 25 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 34 in this matchup. They coughed up the ball 14 times, while recording 10 steals for this game. Memphis earned 15 fouls in the matchup which got the Mustangs to the charity stripe for a total of 10 tries. They were able to convert 5 of them for a rate of 50.0%. In regard to shooting from 3-point land, SMU converted 8 of 21 tries (38.1%). In all, the Mustangs walked away from this one shooting 30 out of 61 from the field which gave them a percentage of 49.2%. The Mustangs allowed Memphis to convert 25 of 62 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.3% in the game. They shot 28.6% from 3-point land by connecting on 6 of 21 and finished the game at 1 out of 5 from the free throw line (20.0%). When it comes to attacking the glass, SMU permitted Memphis to get 33 overall (14 on the offensive side).
Kendric Davis pitched in for the Mustangs in the game. He racked up 27 points in his 37 mins on the court, but didn't record an assist. He knocked down 10 out of 19 in the game for a field goal rate of 52.6%, and had 2 rebounds.
SMU has a win-loss record of 19-6 for the year. The Mustangs commit 15.3 fouls every game and they hit 74.1% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 14.0 times per game (118th in D-1) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.9 times per game. SMU has totaled 1,873 pts for the campaign (74.9 per contest) and they pull down 38.3 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Mustangs are connecting on 45.1% from the field, which has them ranked 128th in the nation.
The Mustangs defensively are ranked 125th in Division 1 in points allowed per game with 67.2. They have forced 11.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 39.8% from the floor (27th in college basketball). The SMU defense allows 30.3% on shots from beyond the arc (163 of 538) and their opponents are making 68.4% of their foul shots. They have given up 12.7 dimes and 36.0 boards on a nightly basis, which is 192nd and 265th in the country.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take SMU
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