The American Conference has so many teams on the NCAA Tournament bubble it should be sponsored by L’Occitane. Both the SMU Mustangs and the Cincinnati Bearcats have a path to Selection Sunday, but will need some wins to hear their name called. Both teams enter Tuesday’s game at 5-2 in the league and have some early quality wins, but need an NET boost to get closer to security and potentially wearing home jerseys in the Round of 64.
Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming
SMU-Cincinnati will be live on ESPN2 at 9 p.m ET. It’s also available on the WatchESPN app.
Records & Stats
Baylor: 19-1, 8-0 Big 12, 2 NET
Cincinnati: 12-7. 5-2 AAC, 57 NET
Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends
Spread: Cincinnati -5 (opened -6.5)
Total: 139.5 (opened 140.0)
Money line: Cincinnati -245
The Pick: Cinci -5
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