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NIT Quarterfinals Picks: #4 Providence Friars @ #2 Baylor Bears
Date: Wednesday, March 27th, 9:00 ET
Location: Ferrell Center, Waco, TX
Providence vs. Baylor Live TV: ESPN2
Quarterfinals Betting Lines
#4 Providence Friars +9
#2 Baylor Bears -9
One could argue that the closest thing we’ve had to a Cinderella make it through two rounds of the NIT would be Providence, though the Friars hardly fit the bill as a team that came out of nowhere. Sure, they got a lot of help in the form of Robert Morris knocking off Kentucky to start this tournament off, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t deserving. In fact, we think that Providence really got the shaft with its tourney seeding here in the NIT, knowing that it pretty as good of a brand of basketball down the stretch of the season as any of these teams did in this tournament. G Bryce Cotton is continuing to tear things up, and others are basically taking turns around him getting the job done as well. Baylor has a great player in G Pierre Jackson ,who literally had his hands in 60 points either by scoring (26 points) or dishing out the basketball (16 assists) in a Round 2 win over Arizona State. That being said, even if Jackson does go off in this one and G Brady Heslip knocks down another slew of threes (he has 12 of them on just 20 attempts in this tournament), this is still a heck of a lot of points to be giving a solid Providence outfit. We think this game will be a lot closer than the experts think, and we wouldn’t be shocked if the Big East reps bested the boys from the Big XII.
Providence vs. Baylor Pick: Providence Friars +9
NIT Quarterfinals Predictions: Providence 70 – Baylor 68