I hate Christmas-time. Well, not really, but the week or two right before Christmas really sucks for college basketball. Until the Holiday tournaments start, hardly anybody is playing at all. Yesterday, there wasn't a line on a single game. Nothing. There were only eight games total, and you couldn't wager on any of them. I almost died. True story.
Tomorrow night the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State will be coming to the Barn to get their doors blown off by the Gophers. I have a feeling a lot of people are going to be leaving early from this one. SDSU is 3-5, with a loss to Centenary in the mix, and got beat by Oral Roberts by 29 on Saturday. The only slice of good news for SDSU is that their best player is a 6-6 Wing, Kai Williams, who might match up against Hoffbauer and Shamala. I'm guessing Tubby is smarter than that, and puts someone on him who is better than the average health club defender. Minnesota 88, SDSU 64.
Wright State +1.5 vs. Bradley
Central Florida -12 vs. LA-Lafayette
Evansville +13 @ Valpo
Sac State +32.5 @ Oregon
St. Mary's +4.5 @ So Illinois