Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Wichita State Shockers Prediction, 1/14/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Wichita State Shockers
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Location: Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, KS
TV: Youtube TV
The Wichita State Shockers (8-8) will take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (4-11) at Charles Koch Arena on Saturday.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane took the court against Temple and took a loss by a score of 76-72 in their last contest. In relation to fouls, the Golden Hurricane ended up finishing with 19 while Temple finished the game with 20 fouls. They also made 10 of 30 shots from beyond the perimeter. Temple finished 73.7% when shooting free throws by knocking down 14 of 19 shots. Additionally, Temple snagged 38 rebounds (15 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Temple recorded 14 assists and had 6 steals for the matchup. In the matter of the defense, Tulsa allowed their opponent to shoot 44.1% from the field on 26 of 59 shooting. They also recorded 9 dimes for this contest while forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and earning 3 steals. When discussing grabbing boards, they collected 29 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Golden Hurricane converted 14 of their 17 shots for a rate of 82.4%. Tulsa ended the game having earned a 41.9% FG percentage (26 out of 62) and made 6 out of their 27 three-point shots.
Bryant Selebangue is someone who was important in the game. He notched 19 points on 7 of 8 shooting. He saw the court for 33 mins played and totaled 12 boards. He went 87.5% from the field and also dished out 3 assists.
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Tulsa enters this matchup with a record of 4-11 on the season. They are averaging 68.3 pts per game (274th in D-1) while shooting 42.5% from the floor. The Golden Hurricane are shooting 31.7% on shots from downtown (120 of 378) and 67.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Tulsa is snagging 32.7 rebounds per game and has earned 186 assists so far this year, which is 311th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 13.3 times per contest and as a group are committing 15.9 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Golden Hurricane are able to force 13.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.7 personal fouls. They are giving up 30.9% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 332nd in college basketball in PPG allowed (75.9). The Golden Hurricane defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.3% (423 of 914) and they concede 38.4 boards per game as a team. They are 268th in college basketball in giving up assists with 228 conceded so far this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Wichita State Shockers went home victorious with a score of 70-66 when they faced South Florida. When it comes to how they rebounded, Wichita State permitted South Florida to get 40 in total (13 on the offensive glass). They shot 17.4% from distance by going 4 of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 12 of 18 at the charity stripe (66.7%). The Shockers allowed South Florida to make 25 of their 67 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 37.3% in this contest. When all was said and done, the Shockers ended up going 26 for 65 from the floor which had them sitting at 40.0%. Pertaining to 3-point attempts, Wichita State made 7 of their 18 attempts (38.9%). They were able to bury 11 of those for a clip of 64.7%. South Florida was called for 18 fouls in this game which took the Shockers to the free throw line for 17 tries. They coughed it up 11 times, while getting 6 steals in this matchup. The Shockers were able to pull down 23 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 31 in this contest.
Melvion Flanagan was important for the Shockers for the contest. He accumulated 16 points in his 25 mins of playing time and had 2 assists in the matchup. He buried 5 out of 9 for the game for a field goal percentage of 55.6%, and had 1 rebound.
Wichita State has a record of 8-8 so far this year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Shockers are connecting on 41.5% from the field, which is 319th in the nation. Wichita State has accumulated 1,038 points on the season (64.9 per game) and they average 36.4 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 10.3 times per contest (351st in Division 1) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.4 times per contest. The Shockers are committing 14.1 personal fouls per game while shooting 68.0% from the charity stripe.
The Shockers on defense are ranked 29th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 61.9. They are able to force 11.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 37.2% from the floor (8th in college basketball). The Wichita State defense concedes 29.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (110 of 379) and opponents are making 72.8% of their foul shots. They give up 12.6 dimes and 36.9 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 183rd and 305th in Division 1.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Wichita State
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