NCAA Tournament Preview: Cornell Big Red vs. Kentucky Wildcats

by Dirty on March 22, 2010

The Cornell Big Red and the Kentucky Wildcats will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Carrier Dome.

Odds aren’t yet posted for this game, so check back later for the opening line and total.

Cornell upset Wisconsin 87-69 as a 4-point underdog on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The combined score went OVER the posted over/under total (126.5).

Louis Dale scored a game-high 26 points for Cornell and Ryan Wittman added 24 points in the win.

Kentucky jumped out to a 16-point halftime lead and went on to defeat Wake Forest 90-60 in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday. Kentucky covered the 9.5-point spread, while the 150 points went UNDER the posted total of 147.

Darius Miller netted 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Kentucky, while DeMarcus Cousins added 19 in that win.

Team records:
Cornell: 29-4 SU, 18-10 ATS
Kentucky: 34-2 SU, 19-15 ATS

Cornell most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

Kentucky most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Wake Forest are 1-0
After a win are 9-1

A few trends to consider:
Cornell is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cornell is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kentucky’s last 5 games
Kentucky is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games

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