Prediction: Virginia is for basketball. Gotta love in state rivalry games in early November. I’m not so sure the Monarch offense is ready to take their show on the road but I’m confident their defense will travel. However, I’m going to go with the Spiders in a first one to 60 wins slug fest.
Prediction: I don’t have any feel for this game. On paper FIU should win on the road. However, the Panthers are featuring many new pieces that I’ve yet to see play. I’ll go with FIU as a hopeful guess.
Prediction: What should have been another fairly easy tune-up for the Blazers has now gotten a lot more interesting. Junior starting point guard Nick Norton is out for the season. Furman has a good bit of last year’s roster returning but the Blazers should take care of business.
Prediction: Charlotte beat the Phoenix by double digits at home last season. This is a good opportunity for the 49ers to get an early road win over a top 150 team. Both of these teams dropped 100 points against non-D1 teams to start the season. In what should be a pick-em in Vegas I’m going with Charlotte.
FAU (251) at Hawaii (180)
3:15 AM CT
Prediction: This will be the third game in four days for the Owls down in Hawaii. I’m writing this prediction before FAU plays SIU Edwardsville tonight which I expect them to win. A win over a pretty decent Rainbow Warriors squad would give them two in a row heading back to the main land. I don’t think this team is quite ready to string off two road wins in a row though. Hawaii wins this one.