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Tonight's College Basketball Picks



Seth Davis explains why picking college basketball games can be tricky. After a tough weekend, we're ready to get back on track with these three ballgames.

Purdue @ Wisconsin(-5):Take Wisconsin- The Boilermakers third scoring option Ryne Smith bounced back after five mediocre games. The junior connected on three three-pointers in a win over Minnesota. Wisconsin fell prey to Penn State over the weekend, but back home at he Kohl Center, losing is not an option. Tune in to see one of the nation's top five point guards in Jordan Taylor. He doesn't get enough press, but his 17PPG/4.5RPG/4.5RPG line is impressive.

Vanderbilt @ Florida(-4.5):Take Florida- It's been a roller-coaster ride this season for Billy Donovan's Gators. Loss to Ohio State, win over Kansas State, win at Xavier, win @ Tennessee, win @ Georgia, loss to Mississippi State. The SEC East is loaded, Florida holds the top spot by just a hair, and their next four games could make their season. They've got a bevy of clutch shooters in Parsons, Boynton, and Erving, and when the big man Macklin decides to show up, they are tough to stop. I'll take them at home in front of the Rowdy Reptiles.

Kansas @ Texas Tech(+13.5):Take Kansas- Texas Tech is allowing opponents over 75PPG on average. Don't be fooled by their recent three game win streak, they still allowed each team over 71PPG. The Jayhawks' historically struggle in Lubbock, but the Red Raiders' defense is hardly ever this poor. Ten different Kansas players have scored at least two games in double figures this season. Literally, anyone could be the high scorer on any given night. Kansas may be the most balanced team in the nation and they'll cruise tonight.

Overall: 33-30-1