Tuesday, February 13, 2007
COLLEGE GAME OF THE YEAR TEXAS -7, WIN BY 29! A STUNNING 5 CBB WG, AN NBA WG AMONG 10 WINNERS
You were right. You figured our College Game of the Year wouldn’t be as easy as our NBA Game of the Year when on Jan. 31 Toronto -4.5 beat Washington by 10 to cash the ticket. Instead it was infinitely easier. Our College Basketball Game of the Year on Texas -7, all they do is WIN THE GAME BY 29 POINTS.
Among our numbers: 64-39 all Wise Guy plays since college football, 36-19 CBB WG, 9-2 NBA WG. Yes, we have hit 10 straight Wise Guy plays overall. Make it 16 in a row after tonight, six Wise Guy plays among 10 winners. You get the all of today’s Joe Duffy’s GodsTips $17 at the new home: OffshoreInsiders.com.
TEXAS A&M -13 Texas Tech
First of all, Texas A&M has won five straight by an average of 13 points per game, but the most narrow win was probably their most impressive—a three-point victory at Kansas. Now they face a reeling Tech team off five straight wins, three by double digits, another at home to Nebraska.
Top players and teams respond to horrible games. Such is the case with A&M’s sharpshooter. Texas A&M is far more difficult to defend when sophomore swingman Josh Carter is burning the nets.
In the Aggies’ three losses this season—LSU, UCLA and Texas Tech—Carter combined for 10 points on 3-of-13 shooting from the field and 1-of-7 from the 3-point line.
The Big 12-leading Aggies (21-3, 9-1 Big 12), who remained No. 6 in The Associated Press poll for the second consecutive week, get another shot at Tech (15-10, 4-6) tonight, and Carter, who averages 12.8 points a game, gets a chance to redeem his only scoreless game of the season.
Timing is everything. He’s No. 1 in the nation in 3-point percentage (51.6) and No. 2 in the Big 12 in 3-pointers made (66). His 128 3-point attempts account for 65.3 percent of his shot attempts, and he’s made 40.7 percent of A&M’s 3-pointers.
He enters tonight’s game having scored in double figures in five straight games, one shy of his best streak this season, although that came against five nonconference opponents.
In the last five games, Carter has made 19 of 32 3-pointers (59.4 percent). In the previous five he made just 8-of-23 (34.8 percent), including an 0-for-9 stretch that culminated with 0-for-3 behind the arc at Tech.