5* NCAA Tournament GOY on Colorado State +
Missouri vs. Colorado State,
03/21/2013 21:20 EDT,
Score: 72 - 84
Point Spread: +3/-109 Colorado State
Missouri has struggled in the second half of the season. They have lost two of their last three games coming into this matchup against Colorado State. The Tigers are 1-7 when playing against a team winning 60% to 80% of their games after the 15 game point in the season. Colorado State returned four starters from last season compared to only one from Missouri. That kind of experience will be huge in the biggest game these teams have played this season. The Rams also have an advantage on defense, holding opponents to 62.9 points per game. Colorado State’s Head Coach Larry Eustachy knows how to win a big game late in the season. Eustachy is 45-19 ATS against great teams that are outscoring their opponents by 8+ points per game after 15 or more games in the season. The SEC was incredibly soft this season and it will show in this matchup today.