Sunday, March 12, 2017

AAC Tournament Championship: SMU and Cincy Battle for Title

AAC Tournament

SMU and Cincy Both Looking for 30 Wins


The Cincinnati Bearcats and the Southern Methodist Mustangs play in the finals of the AAC Tournament on Sunday when they battle at XL Center. Both teams are 29-4 and considered no worse than a fifth seeds for the NCAA Tournament. Since it will be the last game played before the tournament field is announced, it's unlikely the result will make a difference in the teams seeding.

Oddsmakers opened the Mustangs as -1.5-point favorites. The line has ticked down to have SMU as a 1-point favorite. The game's total opened at 129.5 and has dropped to a solid 127.

Southern Methodist was a 70-59 winner in the AAC Semifinals against the Central Florida Black Knights.. They covered in the match as a -8-point favorite. Saturday's victory over Central Florida was the 23rd time in the last 26 games that SMU has held an opponent to 66 points or fewer.

Cincinnati was a 81-71 winner in its semifinal matchup against Connecticut Huskies. They covered the -9-point spread as favorites. Cincinnati doesn't have a go-to scorer, but it can hurt you from all five spots on the floor. The Bearcats also enjoy a huge depth advantage. SMU played only six men against Central Florida.

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