North Texas vs WKU Prediction, Game Preview: C-USA Tournament Final

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North Texas vs WKU Prediction, Game Preview: C-USA Tournament Final

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North Texas vs WKU Prediction, Game Preview: C-USA Tournament Final


Conference USA Tournament Final: North Texas Mean Green vs WKU Hilltoppers prediction and college basketball game preview.

North Texas vs WKU Broadcast

Date: Saturday, March 13
Game Time: 9:00 ET
Venue: Ford Center at The Star, Frisco, TX
Network: CBS Sports Network

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North Texas (16-9) vs WKU (20-6) Game Preview

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Why North Texas Will Win

The Mean Green had issues over the end of the regular season – the shooting was there but the defense wasn’t – and then they got on a run at the right time in the Conference USA Tournament. They pulled of a brilliant defensive performance in a 54-48 win over Louisiana Tech, and now they’ve got their shot at the title.

Defense, defense, defense – the football team could’ve only wished to be this strong defensively. The Mean Green are great from three and decent on the boards, but they’re here with that D that allowed more than 70 points just once in the last 12 games.

However …

Why WKU Will Win

WKU can play a little defense, too.

The Hilltoppers stopped UAB in a 64-60 win that – with some due respect to North Texas – might have been for the Conference USA championship.

The Hilltoppers were great at making the key shots in the second half and held firm on the boards in the low-scoring fight. They’re better than North Texas on the boards and have a bit more scoring pop.

It’s a team built to handle a low-scoring game like this should be.

What’s Going To Happen

North Texas doesn’t take a ton of shots, but it’s ultra-efficient offensively to go along with that great defense. There’s one massive problem, though …

Free throws.

WKU is the best team in Conference USA on the line, and North Texas struggles to get there. It’s going to be a battle with the Hilltoppers coming up with at least three more made free throws.

North Texas vs WKU Prediction, Line

WKU 65, North Texas 61
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