The NCAA march madness is on and indeed, the frenzied atmosphere has caught our eye more than we thought. Upsets have been ringing loud and giants like Purdue and Kansas have been downed bringing us mouth-watering prospects. In this game, another big-time squad Tennesse Volunteers takes on Florida Atlantic Owls.
Tennessee comes into the game after downing Duke 65:52 in a physical game. There were questions about the contact initiated by the Vols but in the end, referees deemed their play fair. During the win, Oliver Nkamhoua erupted for 27 points on a 10/13 shooting from the field. The Volunteers nailed nine three-pointers compared to six by Duke. The Vols forced 15 turnovers while just committing eight of them. A 12-6 offensive rebounding edge was decisive as well in this slow-paced game. Duke got to the line just seven times and made four of their free throws whereas Tennessee made 10 out of 13. The Volunteers did a great job of defending and are in supreme touch on that end.
Florida Atlantic Owls
Florida Atlantic enters the fray after defeating Farleigh Dickinson Knights 78:70 as Johnell Davis had an electric 29 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, and five steals performance to steal the show and the game. Both teams made nine triples on a similar percentage and both teams had 10+ offensive rebounds. Florida made two more field goals and had three more made free-throws as they had two more offensive rebounds and four fewer turnovers. This sensational performance has now led Owls to the Sweet Sixteen and they have had a couple of close shaves. They had defeated Memphis earlier in a last-second win. Let us see how far their campaign goes. Will this be the end?
Expert Betting Tips
Both teams have exchanged words before pregame and the stage is set for a physical battle considering Tennessee’s style. Florida Atlantic is having a dream run whereas the Tennessee run hasn’t been all that surprising. Will this be a low scorer considering Tennesse’s physicality? Let us see. I see the scoring in 120s with the Vols coming on the top.