Tulsa vs. East Carolina Predictions & Picks – Women’s AAC Tournament

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Monday’s game that pits the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (23-8) versus the East Carolina Pirates (17-13) at Dickies Arena has a good chance to be a close matchup based on our computer prediction, which projects a final score of 68-65 in favor of Tulsa. Tipoff is at 1:00 PM ET on March 11.

In their last time out, the Golden Hurricane won on Tuesday 61-56 against Tulane.

Their last time out, the Golden Hurricane won on Tuesday 61-56 over Tulane. The Pirates won their last outing 65-63 against Memphis on Sunday. In the victory, Temira Poindexter paced the Golden Hurricane with 19 points. Danae McNeal scored 19 points in the Pirates’ win, leading the team.

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• When: Monday, March 11, 2024 at 1:00 PM ET
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• Against the Florida Gators, a top 100 team in our computer rankings, the Golden Hurricane notched their best win of the season on December 10, a 72-64 home victory.
• Tulsa has four Quadrant 2 wins, tied for the 42nd-most in the country. But it also has five Quadrant 2 losses, tied for the 29th-most.
• The Golden Hurricane have the second-most Quadrant 3 victories in the country (12).

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• 72-64 at home over Florida (No. 71) on December 10
• 79-74 at home over North Texas (No. 76) on February 4
• 76-67 on the road over Temple (No. 79) on February 28
• 66-58 over Texas Tech (No. 99) on December 19
• 72-65 at home over South Florida (No. 106) on February 25
• On December 18 versus the George Mason Patriots, who rank inside the top 100 (No. 66) in our computer rankings, the Pirates registered their best win of the season, a 65-44 victory at home.
• Against Quadrant 3 teams (based on the RPI), the Golden Hurricane are 12-2 (.857%) — the second-most victories.
• 65-44 at home over George Mason (No. 66) on December 18
• 56-48 at home over Tulsa (No. 95) on February 1
• 64-63 on the road over Memphis (No. 127) on January 6
• 65-63 over Memphis (No. 127) on March 10
• 74-64 on the road over SMU (No. 134) on February 24
• The Golden Hurricane have a +120 scoring differential, topping opponents by 3.9 points per game. They’re putting up 70.8 points per game to rank 86th in college basketball and are allowing 66.9 per outing to rank 240th in college basketball.
• Tulsa’s offense has been less productive in AAC matchups this year, averaging 70.4 points per contest, compared to its season average of 70.8 PPG.
• The Golden Hurricane average 74.9 points per game in home games, compared to 67.6 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 7.3 points per contest.
• Tulsa is ceding 63.0 points per game this season when playing at home, which is 7.3 fewer points than it is allowing when playing on the road (70.3).
• The Golden Hurricane have seen an increase in scoring lately, putting up 71.6 points per game in their last 10 outings, 0.8 points more than the 70.8 they’ve scored this year.
• The Pirates have a +108 scoring differential, topping opponents by 3.6 points per game. They’re putting up 66.5 points per game, 151st in college basketball, and are giving up 62.9 per outing to rank 149th in college basketball.
• East Carolina scores more in conference play (67.4 points per game) than overall (66.5).
• The Pirates average 68.6 points per game at home, and 65.5 away.
• At home East Carolina is giving up 60.3 points per game, 4.5 fewer points than it is away (64.8).
• The Pirates have played better offensively over their previous 10 games, tallying 70.4 points per contest, 3.9 more than their season average of 66.5.

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