Winthrop Eagles at Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions
The 19-13 Eagles are a 3 1/2 point favorite against the 17-15 SWAC champion Golden Lions. Winner of the play-in game will face Duke, the top seed in the South. Wintrop earned the right to this position by winning the Big South tournament, after finishing third behind Coastal Carolina during the regular season.
Only one player, sophomore Reggie Middleton averages in double figures for the Eagles, at 10.2 points per game.
That's a contrast to the Golden Lions, who have four players who score between 9.6 and 10.4 points per outing, led by guard Terrance Calvin. Pine Bluff also offers a deep bench with interchangeable parts, with 9 players who average 26 or more minutes of floor time.
Just in case you're a little over-hyped and need a game to calm your nerves, game time is 7:30 pm airing live on ESPN.
Take the points. It's time for a little March Madness.
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