Penn State vs Texas
We have a lovely game here with a 2 seed versus a 10 seed. Texas is coming off of a dominant win over Colgate which was never particularly close down the wire. Penn State had a very convincing win over Texas A&M behind stellar 3 point shooting from senior guard Andrew Funk. This matchup has potential to be close if things go the Nittany Lions way.
Penn State has the 13th most efficient offense in the nation and can get hot from beyond the arc. Their defense is quite the opposite, repping the 97th best efficiency. Texas can play on both sides of the ball. They boast the 16th and 11th ratings in these categories, respectively.
I can’t see the Nittany Lions putting up such an impressive performance against the Longhorns. They shot 59% from 3 point range against Texas A&M and this won’t happen again. Texas A&M is far from the same team as their in-state rivals, and Texas will come out and play with no fear. The Longhorns will be productive on both ends of the court. Horns up!
Pick: Penn State vs Texas -5 (-110 DK)