The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles and the North Dakota State Bison meet Tuesday in college basketball action from Sanford Pentagon.
Coming into this Summit League Tournament matchup, the Eagles are 15-10 overall. Oral Roberts has a four-game win streak and beat South Dakota State in tourney activity on Monday. As for North Dakota State, there 15-11 on the year. The Bison took out South Dakota on Monday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (15-10) at North Dakota State Bison (15-11)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Sanford Pentagon)
The Line: North Dakota State Bison -1.5 — Over/Under: 146 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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Oral Roberts started out the season on a sketchy 3-5 mark over their first eight games, but then hit a nice 6-1 streak in January. The Eagles have won four straight games, taking out Western Illinois twice, then North Dakota and South Dakota State.
The Summit Conference Championship stretches from March 6-9, with all games played at The Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The tournament will include eight teams, who will play single-elimination games with no reseeding, with Denver the only team from the league not to qualify.
All games will be broadcast on both local syndicator MidCo Sports as well as ESPN+, until the Final when ESPN2 takes over as the only outlet.
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits enter as the top seed, with a 9-3 record in the league and a 15-6 overall mark. SDSU currently is No. 117 in the KenPom rankings, and at No. 122 in the NET Rankings from the NCAA. They’re followed by their rival South Dakota Coyotes, who were 11-4 in the league and 13-10 overall. USD is No. 182 in KenPom, and No. 181 in NET. No matter what happens, this is a one-bid league for the NCAA Tournament.
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits and the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are set to square off in a Summit League Tournament semifinal at 6:45 p.m. ET on Monday. Oral Roberts is 14-10 overall, while South Dakota State is 16-6. The Jackrabbits have dominated this series in recent years, winning eight of their last 10 meetings against the Golden Eagles.
The Jackrabbits are favored by five-points in the latest South Dakota State vs. Oral Roberts odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 162.5. Before entering any Oral Roberts vs. South Dakota State picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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What you need to know about South Dakota State
The Jackrabbits earned some postseason bragging rights after a successful outing this past Saturday. They strolled past the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks with points to spare, taking the matchup 84-71. Guard Baylor Scheierman and forward Douglas Wilson were among the main playmakers for South Dakota State as the former dropped a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds in addition to seven dimes, and the latter had 25 points and seven assists along with three blocks.
Wilson paces the Jackrabbits in scoring, averaging 16.6 points per game. The senior forward has scored 20 or more points in three of his last four outings. He also stuffed the stat sheet in South Dakota State’s 95-80 victory over Oral Roberts on Feb. 14, finishing with 23 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal.
What you need to know about Oral Roberts
Meanwhile, Oral Roberts had enough points to win and then some against the North Dakota Fighting Hawks on Sunday, taking its game 76-65. Oral Roberts can attribute much of its success to forward DeShang Weaver, who had 18 points, and guard Max Abmas, who had 22 points. For the season, Abmas is averaging 24.6 points per game, while Kevin Obanor adds 18.2 points and 9.8 rebounds per contest.
Oral Roberts enters Monday’s matchup having won five of its last seven games. However, the Golden Eagles are just 1-8 in their last nine meetings against South Dakota State. Posting Summit Final 2021: Oral Roberts vs North Dakota State Live Summit Tournament Championship Tonight ESP2 – Ryan White Conference (hrsa.gov)