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Georgia State enters its first-round contest with Houston on Friday as 11.5-point underdogs at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. But Panthers’ head coach Ron Hunter doesn’t appear to be worried about his upcoming matchup with the Cougars.

Hunter spent part of his teams’ shootaround in Tulsa out of bounds below the baseline and directed the Georgia State band before he entered the Panthers’ layup line. The nerves of March don’t seem to apply to Hunter.

The Georgia State Panthers and Houston Cougars meet Friday in the first round of the college basketball NCAA Tournament at the Bank of Oklahoma Center.

The Georgia State Panthers have won eight of their last nine games and are fresh off a Sun Belt title. The Georgia State Panthers are averaging 75.8 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 73.1 points on 42.5 percent shooting. D’Marcus Simonds is averaging 18.4 points and 3.7 assists while Devin Mitchell is averaging 12.2 points and 1.9 rebounds. Malik Benlevi is the third double-digit scorer and Jeff Thomas is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Georgia State Panthers are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 65.6 percent from the free throw line. The Georgia State Panthers are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30 rebounds per game. The Georgia State Panthers have won four of their last five non-home games.

The Houston Cougars have lost just twice since January 12, but those two losses came in the month of March. The Houston Cougars are averaging 75.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 61.2 points on 36.7 percent shooting. Corey Davis Jr. is averaging 16.7 points and 2.7 assists while Armoni Brooks is averaging 13.6 points and 6.5 rebounds. Galen Robinson Jr. is dishing 4.9 assists and Dejon Jarreau is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Houston Cougars are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Cougars are allowing 27.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game. The Houston Cougars have won 10 of their last 11 non-home games.

The Panthers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cougars are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 neutral site games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games and 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The under is 7-3-1 in Cougars last 11 overall. The under is 5-0-1 in Cougars last 6 neutral site games. The under is 9-3 in Panthers last 12 neutral site games. The under is 4-1 in Panthers last 5 NCAA Tournament games.

The Houston Cougars are not just a product of their conference, as this is a balanced and dangerous team capable of making another deep run in the big dance. The problem is the Georgia State Panthers are one of the better offensive teams in this tournament and is top-20 in the country in three-point percentage. With several double-digit scorers, Georgia State is capable of pulling off an upset if those outside shots are falling. Let’s not forget that Georgia State beat Georgia and upset Alabama on the road in December, while hanging around with Kansas State. The Georgia State Panthers are not a pushover by any means. I’ll take a stab with the free buckets.

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The No. 1-seeded Duke Blue Devils opened as 27-point favorites in their Round of 64 matchup against North Dakota State in the NCAA tournament.

Surprisingly, the spread doesn’t rank among the biggest in March Madness history. According to Oddshark.com, there have been at least 14 March Madness games featuring a 30-point spread since 1996.

Duke has been favored in six of those contests, going 4–2 ATS.

Zion Williamson & Co. will face the Bison, who defeated North Carolina Central in a First Four matchup, on Friday at 7:10 p.m. ET.

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One of the better No. 8 vs. No. 9 matchups will be played on Friday as the Washington Huskies and the Utah State Aggies are set to face off against each other. The Huskies (26-8) are coming off of a loss to Oregon in the championship game of the Pac-12 Tournament while the Aggies (28-6) won the Mountain West Tournament to extend their winning streak to 10 in a row.

Washington made it all the way to the final game of the Pac-12 Tournament but the Huskies have had their issues recently. They are just 4-3 over their last seven games with all of those wins coming by no more than five points. But Washington doesn’t lack for talent as the team features Pac-12 Player of the Year Jaylen Nowell as well as the league’s Defensive Player of the Year, Matisse Thybulle.

Meanwhile Utah State is in the midst of a 17-1 run that has the Aggies in the polls for the first time since the 2010-11 season. This also is the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2011.

Midwest Region: No. 8 Washington Huskies (26-8) vs. No. 9 Utah State Aggies (28-6)

Time: 6:50 p.m. p.m. ET (Friday)
Where: Nationwide Arena (Columbus, Ohio)
TV: TNT

Keys for Washington

To keep up with Utah State’s high-powered offense, the Huskies will need to force turnovers and protect the rim. They have forced 99 more turnovers more than they’ve committed. Washington also is averaging nearly six blocked shots per game (5.7), good for second in the nation.

On offense, everything flows through guard Jaylen Nowell, who is averaging 16.2 points per game while shooting 50 percent from the field overall and 44 percent from 3-point range. As Nowell goes, so do the Huskies. In the Pac-12 Tournament title game loss to Oregon, Nowell managed just eight points while going 2-for-8 from the floor. As a team, Washington will need to find more offense. The Huskies finished the regular season ranked 11th in the Pac-12 in scoring at 69.8 points per game. The Huskies themselves finished the regular season 11th in the Pac-12 in scoring at 70.5 points per game. Utah State has scored fewer than 71 points just seven times this season.

Keys for Utah State

The Aggies want to win with their up-tempo offense as they are tied for 39th in the country at 79.1 points per game. One of the ways they generate offense is by spreading the ball around. Utah State is ninth in the nation at 17.1 assists per game.

The Aggies are led by Sam Merrill, who averages 21.2 points and 4.2 assists per game and was named Mountain West Player of the Year. The junior guard has taken his play to another level recently, as he has averaged 27.2 points per game over the last five contests, including Utah State’s championship run in the conference tournament.

Final Analysis


Looking at the matchup on paper, most would discount Utah State because of its so-called mid-major profile coming out of the Mountain West Conference. But the Aggies have the talent to not only beat Washington but to make a Cinderella run during the NCAA Tournament.

Utah State is an impressive 29th in the NET ranking. The Aggies went 3-2 against Quadrant 1 opponents, 2-3 versus Quadrant 2 foes and 22-1 against everybody else on their schedule. So playing a team like Washington will not faze the Aggies at all.

This game will come down to if the Huskies can slow down Utah State’s offense. Given the teams’ resumes heading into the NCAA Tournament, that appears to be tough task for Washington.

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – No. 5 Wisconsin takes on No. 12 Oregon on Friday in San Jose in the first round of the South Region in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. TBS will broadcast the game, which tips off at approximately 4:20 p.m.

The Badgers (23-10) lost to Michigan State in the Big Ten quarterfinals. Ethan Happ leads Wisconsin in points (17.5), rebounds (10.1) and assists (4.6). Oregon (23-12) qualified for the postseason after winning the Pac-12 tournament. The Ducks are No. 19 in scoring defense (62.9 points per game) and No. 18 in 3-point percentage (29.4).

This year’s tournament starts on Tuesday and Wednesday with the First Four in Dayton. Two games will be played each day. From there, the field will be at 64.

After next weekend, the regional semifinals and finals move to four cities: Washington, D.C., for the East; Kansas City, Mo., for the Midwest; Louisville, Ky., for the South; and Anaheim, Calif., for the West.

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Can Buffalo take the next step forward and solidify an identity as an emerging basketball power? That’s the question facing the Bulls as they take on Arizona State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday.

Arizona State enters the game with major momentum after crushing St. John’s 74-65 in the First Four on Wednesday. The Sun Devils held the Red Storm to 25 first-half points on 30 percent shooting and led by double digits for most of the game.

Buffalo is no stranger to facing Pac-12 teams in the NCAA Tournament. The Bulls obliterated Pac-12 champion Arizona in the first round a year ago as a No. 13 seed. This time around, everything is a bit different. Buffalo has taken on the role of the hunted instead of the hunter. The Bulls eclipsed 30 wins and rose to No. 15 in the final AP Top 25 Poll.

Adding an interesting wrinkle to the mix is that former Bulls head coach Bobby Hurley will be facing his old school for the first time. Hurley led Buffalo to the school’s first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2015 before departing for Arizona State. He has sparked a renaissance in Tempe, leading the Sun Devils to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances for the first time since 1981.

West Region: No. 11 Arizona State Sun Devils (23-10) vs. No. 6 Buffalo Bulls (31-3)

Time: 4 p.m. ET (Friday)

Where: Bank of Oklahoma Center (Tulsa, Okla.)

TV: TNT

Keys for Arizona State
One thing the Sun Devils will learn quickly is that Buffalo likes to sprint up and down the floor and toss up a flurry of 3-pointers. The Bulls score 84.9 points per game, which is tied for fifth among NCAA Division I teams. Arizona State needs to slow the pace and force Buffalo to defend late into the shot clock. Fewer possessions for the Bulls could cause a team who hasn’t experienced many close games to tighten up as the game progresses.

The Sun Devils need to take care of the ball. Arizona State got great performances from Luguentz Dort and Zylan Cheatham. Dort overcame a leg injury to score 21 points while Cheatham tallied 14 points and 10 rebounds. Their efforts were nearly undone by 20 turnovers that let St. John’s back into the game down the stretch. Buffalo is a team that is good at forcing turnovers. If the Sun Devils get sloppy on Friday, they may not be able to recover from it.

Keys for Buffalo
The Bulls can always count on CJ Massinburg to deliver big baskets at critical times. Buffalo needs to make sure Massinburg isn’t doing it alone. Getting past Arizona State will require a balanced effort across the board. You can bet the Sun Devils will zero in on Massinburg, who averages 18.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting per game. Nick Perkins and Jeremy Harris need to step up and divert some of the defensive focus away from the Bulls’ star guard.

Crashing the boards will be important for Buffalo. Arizona State has a knack for pulling down rebounds at a much more proficient rate than its opponents. The Sun Devils led the Pac-12 in offensive rebounding (12.2 per game) and ranked second in total rebounding (40.0) coming into the NCAA Tournament. St. John’s gave itself a chance to rally by dominating on offensive rebounds, but could not turn those boards into enough second-chance points. If the Bulls can keep Arizona State off the glass, they will be able to keep the Sun Devils from controlling the pace easier.

Final Analysis

Skeptics are making Arizona State a trendy upset pick over Buffalo in their brackets. It would be a mistake to dismiss head coach Nate Oats and his team. The Bulls proved themselves in March a year ago. While Arizona State has plenty of big wins to its credit, the Sun Devils were also highly inconsistent during the regular season. The Bulls will find a way to put their stamp on the game and get another crack at reaching the second weekend of the tournament for the first time.

Prediction: Buffalo 85, Arizona State 78

— Written by John Coon, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Coon has more than a decade of experience covering sports for different publications and outlets, including The Associated Press, Salt Lake Tribune, ESPN, Deseret News, MaxPreps, Yahoo! Sports and many others. Follow him on Twitter

Gardner vs Virginia Live Stream Free March Madness NCAA Tournament

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Here’s what you need to know:

What: 2019 NCAA Tournament first round

Who: No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 16 Gardner Webb

When: Friday, March 22, 2019

Where: Colonial Life Arena

Time: 3:10 p.m. EDT.

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Nothing will ever erase Virginia’s history as the first men’s No. 1 seed to lose its NCAA Tournament opener.

At least now the Cavaliers’ wait for the chance to make up for that unprecedented loss is nearly over.

The Cavaliers are the second overall No. 1 seed and back in the South Region bracket after losing to the University of Maryland-Baltimore County — better known as UMBC — a year ago. Virginia lost 74-54 to UMBC , becoming the first men’s No. 1 seed ever to lose to a 16 seed.

Virginia (29-3) will play an NCAA Tournament newcomer in Gardner-Webb (23-11) of the Big South Conference on Friday in Columbia, South Carolina. Coach Tony Bennett said his Cavaliers know what they have to do to be successful.

“We also realize that we’re susceptible as every team is in this tournament and sometimes that’s as valuable to know instead of thinking you’re invincible,” Bennett said Friday of the NCAA Tournament. “So if we play well, hopefully we can go 1-0 and then we’ll address the next one.”

This is the seventh time Virginia has been a No. 1 seed and the fourth time in six seasons, though the Cavaliers still are looking to reach their first Final Four with Bennett and first since 1984.

Second-ranked Virginia had been in the running to be the top overall seed after winning a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title only to lose 69-59 to No. 12 Florida State in the ACC tournament semifinals. The Cavaliers’ only other losses this season were to Duke, the overall No. 1 seed.

They go into this tournament ranked first in the KenPom.com overall ratings, second in adjusted offensive efficiency (points per 100 possessions) and fifth in adjusted defensive efficiency.

Reaching the Final Four in Minneapolis won’t be easy. The Cavaliers find themselves in a bracket with Tennessee, which was the nation’s top-ranked team for nearly a month with the Vols hoping for a No. 1 seed until being routed in the Southeastern Conference tournament final Sunday. The No. 2 seed Vols open Friday in Columbus, Ohio, against Colgate (24-10).

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The Colgate basketball team will take on the Tennessee Volunteers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at approximately 2:45 p.m. Friday at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

The Raiders are the No. 15 seed in the South Region while the Volunteers are the No. 2 seed.

Colgate is 24-10 overall and 13-5 in the Patriot League while Tennessee is 29-5 (15-3 SEC). The Raiders earned an automatic bid while the Volunteers were an at-large selection.

The winner of the Colgate-Tennessee game will face the winner of No. 7 Cincinnati and No. 10 Iowa in the second round Sunday.

Friday’s game between Colgate and Tennessee will be televised on CBS. Brian Anderson, Chris Webber and Allie LaForce will be on the call.

Below is the list of channel numbers for CBS in the Syracuse area:

Spectrum: Channel 5 and 1209 (SD & HD)
Verizon Fios: Channel 505 (HD) and 5 (SD)
DirectTV: Channel 5 (SD & HD)
Dish Network: Channel 5 (SD & HD)
New Visions: Channel 605 (HD) and 5 (SD)
Antenna: Channel 5.1 (SD & HD)
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No matter what lofty heights Tennessee attained this season — and being ranked No. 1 for a month is as high as it gets — it was always going to be judged on what it did in the NCAA Tournament.

So it’s go time for the No. 6 Volunteers, who start their quest for a national championship Friday in Columbus, Ohio as the No. 2 seed in the South Region. Their first opponent is Patriot League Tournament champion Colgate, the 15th seed.

Tennessee (29-5) missed on a chance to earn a No. 1 seed by losing 84-64 Sunday to Auburn in the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game in Nashville. Nevertheless, the Volunteers are ready for the six games it will take to get them the one title they really desire.

“We have had a terrific season,” Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said. “But we want more, and I think everyone that is in this tournament wants more. Whether that is how you are defined or not, it is what it is. You hope your players step up to it and can make the most of it.”

With national Player of the Year candidate Grant Williams, Admiral Schofield and Jordan Bone fronting a deep, talented roster, the Vols have a nucleus that anyone outside of Durham or maybe Spokane would envy. Tennessee ranks in the top 20 in Division I in scoring (82.3 points per game), field-goal percentage (49.7), free-throw percentage (76.3) and assists (18.5).

Williams, who enters the tournament averaging 19 points and 7.6 rebounds per game while canning 56.5 percent of his field-goal tries, says the Volunteers have accomplished a lot even though they didn’t win the regular season or conference tournament titles.

“Not many teams get 29 wins in a season,” he said. “I think we’ve done a lot this year. I want to go all the way.”

As for Tennessee’s first opponent, the Raiders (24-10) enter on an 11-game winning streak. Once 5-5 in its league, Colgate won its final eight regular-season games, then swept through the league tournament, beating Bucknell 94-80 on March 13 to earn the automatic bid.

The Raiders feature 6-foot-10 forward Rapolas Ivanauskas (16.4 points, 7.9 rebounds) and 6-0 guard Jordan Burns (15.8 points, 5.8 assists). Ivanauskas earned Patriot League Player of the Year, while Burns pumped in a career-high 35 points in the victory over Bucknell.

“We’ve grown a lot since being 5-5 in league play,” said Colgate coach Matt Langel. “This group has stuck together through adversity all year. They have the confidence and belief in one another that most teams in the NCAA Tournament have.”

During their winning streak, the Raiders have averaged 11 3-point makes per game and outscored teams by an average of 11.5 points per game, converting 51.5 percent of their field-goal tries. They rank 15th in Division I in 3-point percentage at 38.8 percent.

Colgate has played just one NCAA Tournament team this season, losing 77-56 at Syracuse on Nov. 21.

The winner advances to a second-round clash Sunday against either seventh-seeded Cincinnati or 10th-seeded Iowa.

Source: https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/gametracker/preview/NCAAB_20190322_COLG@TENN/

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About No. 13 seed UC Irvine (30-5): The Anteaters enter the NCAA Tournament on a 16-game winning streak. Their last loss happened so long ago players have a hard time recalling details. UC Irvine is not your average No. 13 seed. It features a big front court led by Jonathan Galloway and Tommy Rutherford. The Anteaters lead the nation in two-point percentage defense and are one of best rebounding teams in college basketball. They have more size than K-State and will try to exploit that advantage in this game.

About No. 4 seed Kansas State (25-8): The Wildcats are coming off a loss in the semifinal round of the Big 12 Tournament, but that result might have been a blessing in disguise. It gave K-State players an opportunity to get some much-needed rest and recharge. K-State will be without star forward Dean Wade, but that’s nothing new for Bruce Weber’s team. The Wildcats made it to the Elite Eight last season while only getting eight minutes from Wade. K-State will rely on Xavier Sneed to play important minutes as a stretch four in his absence. Weber likes to go small when Wade isn’t available, but he may choose to big at times in this game by playing Austin Trice or Levi Stockard against UC Irvine’s front court.

Prediction: The Anteaters are certainly capable of winning this game, but they won’t sneak up on the Wildcats here. After watching experts predict UC Irvine to upset K-State for a week straight, K-State players enter this game with a bit of an underdog mentality. Senior leadership will be the difference maker here. Expect Barry Brown and Kamau Stokes to have big games, and for K-State to win.

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The No. 3-seed Texas Tech Red Raiders take on the 14-seed Northern Kentucky Norse in a 2019 NCAA Tournament first-round game on Friday at 1:30 p.m. ET. The Red Raiders are 13-point favorites, with the over-under set at 137 in the latest Texas Tech vs. Northern Kentucky odds. The Red Raiders shared the Big 12 regular-season title with Kansas State, ending Kansas’ run atop the conference. However, they had a nine-game win streak snapped by West Virginia in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament. On the other side of the court, Northern Kentucky shared the Horizon League regular-season title with Wright State and then took the conference tourney and automatic bid. Both teams have enjoyed breakthrough seasons, so you’ll want to read the Texas Tech vs. Northern Kentucky picks from the SportsLine Projection Model before making your 2019 NCAA Tournament predictions.

This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has raked in the winnings for those following its picks. Over the past two years, the SportsLine Projection Model has returned over $4,000 to $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks. It also entered the postseason on a strong 11-5 run on all top-rated college basketball picks. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the model has simulated Texas Tech vs. Northern Kentucky 10,000 times. We can tell you it’s leaning over, but it also has a very strong against-the-spread pick that hits in over 60 percent of simulations. That pick is available only at SportsLine.

Entering Friday’s matchup, the model knows defense has been Texas Tech’s calling card. The Red Raiders rank fourth in the nation in scoring defense, allowing 59.3 points per game. They’re No. 1 in adjusted defensive efficiency according to KenPom, smothering opponents with swarming pressure on the perimeter and protecting the rim with Tariq Owens.

The senior transfer who had previously played at Tennessee and St. John’s averages 2.4 blocks per game. Norense Odiase also averaged one block during the season, giving the Red Raiders a pair of starters who can erase shots when Texas Tech gambles defensively.

However, the Norse can get red-hot from behind the 3-point line, which gives them a shot at covering the Texas Tech vs. Northern Kentucky spread.

The Norse hit at least 10 treys 14 times this season and went 12-2 when they reached that threshold. That includes an impressive 12-for-21 shooting performance from deep during their Horizon League title game win over Wright State.

Drew McDonald looks like he belongs on the block at 6-foot-8 and 250 pounds. He does plenty of damage, averaging 19.1 points and 9.5 rebounds. However, McDonald also has impressive range, hitting 41 percent of his 3-point attempts. Look for Northern Kentucky to use his versatility to create mismatches.

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An clash on the 8 vs. 9 line of the 2019 NCAA Tournament bracket tips off at 12:40 p.m. ET on Friday as the No. 8 Ole Miss Rebels take on the No. 9 Oklahoma Sooners in Columbia. Both overachieved compared to their preseason predictions, but the Rebels (20-12) and Sooners (19-13) used different styles to get to the same place. Vegas lists the Rebels as one-point favorites, while the over-under for total points is 142.5 in the latest Oklahoma vs. Ole Miss odds. Each team is 13-3 against the spread in its last 16 non-conference games, so before you make any Oklahoma vs. Mississippi picks of your own, you’ll want to consult the 2019 NCAA Tournament predictions from SportsLine’s advanced computer model.

This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has raked in the winnings for those following its picks. Over the past two years, the SportsLine Projection Model has returned over $4,000 to $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks. It also entered the postseason on a strong 11-5 run on all top-rated college basketball picks. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now it has analyzed all relevant data and crunched the numbers for Oklahoma vs. Ole Miss. We can tell you it’s leaning over, but it also has a strong point-spread pick that cashes in nearly 60 percent of simulations. That pick is only available at SportsLine.

The model knows Ole Miss was predicted to finish dead-last in the SEC in coach Kermit Davis’ first year. Instead, the Rebels tied for sixth at 10-8 and Davis was named the conference’s Coach of the Year. Tournament success is often predicated by strong guard play, which puts Ole Miss in a strong spot. The duo of 6-2 junior Breein Tyree (19.1 points per game) and 6-4 senior Terence Davis (15.5) made up the SEC’s highest-scoring teammates.

If the game comes down to free-throw shooting — and it might in a game with a one-point spread — Ole Miss has a clear advantage. The Rebels ranked fifth nationally at 78.3 percent, while the Sooners are 235th at 69.1.

But just because the Rebels are the higher seed with dynamic guards doesn’t mean they can cover the Oklahoma vs. Ole Miss spread.

Experience is on Oklahoma’s side, which was the oldest team in the Big 12 and among the most veteran nationally. Four seniors, including leading scorer Christian James (14.4 points per game), played on Oklahoma’s 2016 Final Four team. Plus there are two grad transfers, the No. 4 and No. 5 scorers on the team in Aaron Calixte (7.0, from Maine) and Miles Reynolds (6.8, from Pacific).

In an offense-first conference, the Sooners were led by their defensive prowess. Oklahoma held opponents to 40.2 percent shooting from the field, lowest in the Big 12. Controlling the glass has been a key to success for the Sooners, who are 13-1 when out-rebounding their opponents.

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