The #13 La Salle Explorers and the #12 Ole Miss Rebels are set to do battle in the Third Round. Join us for this and all of our 2013 NCAA Tournament picks here at Cappers Info, as our college basketball handicappers’ picks are hot off of the presses and ready for you to enjoy.
West Region Picks: #13 La Salle Explorers vs. #12 Ole Miss Rebels
Date: Sunday, March 24th, 7:40 ET
West Region Location: Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
La Salle vs. Ole Miss Live on TV: truTV
Third Round Betting Lines
#13 La Salle Explorers +3.5
#12 Ole Miss Rebels -3.5
You’re not going to find many games like this. Both of these teams have the ability to run and gun, and one of them is going to be playing into the second week of this tournament. La Salle really played a great game against the Kansas State Wildcats. We have to be largely concerned about the Explorers, though. They blew what was a 19-point lead against Kansas State and were really largely more lucky than anything else just to survive the game. The club was a mess on the glass against a Kansas State team that wasn’t really known previously for its rebounding. Remember too, that this is the third game in five days for La Salle. Ole Miss really came to life against the Wisconsin Badgers in the second half, outscoring one of the top teams in the Big Ten 35-21 in the second half to come up with the victory. We can only imagine what would happen if G Marshall Henderson, who shot 6-of-21 from the field in the second round, gets hot for a whole game. The Rebels are just playing really well right now, and we have to think that they are going to ultimately get through this game against what has to be a tired La Salle team, especially if Henderson really gets going.
La Salle vs. Ole Miss Free Pick: Ole Miss Rebels -3.5
La Salle vs. Ole Miss Predictions: Ole Miss 74 – La Salle 65