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Tonight's Picks


Villanova (+3.5) over Louisville - The 14-1 Wildcats roll into Freedom Hall tonight looking to move to 4-0 in conference play and stay atop the Big East rankings. Villanova will go at the Cardinals with a  balanced scoring attack led by senior guard Scottie Reynolds (17 PPG). For Louisville, have we seen an uglier big man with as much game as Samardo Samuels since Shelden Williams? Samuels and his crew will struggle to keep it a low scoring game like they did against UK, and 'Nova's got too much firepower.

Siena (-15.5) over Canisius - Siena has the 3rd longest home winning streak in the land at 29 games, and will push that streak to 30 tonight. As they have shown the last two years in the NCAA tournament, they are one of the premier mid-majors in the country. Point guard Ronald Moore leads the nation with 8.7 APG and he's got a host of great finishers around him. Siena also leads the nation in wierd names (Owen Wignot, Edwin Ubiles, and best of all Just-in'love Smith). Canisius counters with versatile guard Frank Turner (17 PPG ) but it won't be enough. Saints win big.

Oklahoma State (+1) over Oklahoma - Having lost three out of their last four games, Oklahoma will try to rebound against their in-state rivals. Unfortunately for them, Oklahoma State has James Anderson and pours in 21 PPG. Super soph Willie Warren will do his best to get back on track after dropping 9 big ones in Oklahoma's 31 point loss to Baylor two days ago. This one goes down to the wire in Norman, and the Cowboys pull it out.

Saturday 2-4
Overall 39-30