Las Vegas -
Very hard to leave my girl Emily DiDonato off the front page, but if you can't get behind (oops) Catalina Otalvaro, then you are PERMANENTLY BANNED from this site. Cat, as those of us who are close call her, comes to us from Medellin, Columbia, which is kinda notorious for some white powder exports. But after scrutinizing this picture very carefully, I mean, REALLY close, could not for the life of me find a hiding spot. If you do, lemme know. And as always, PLZ click on any of the straps to get the FULL Catalina!
Even though Saint Louis clinched the #1 seed in the upcoming Atlantic 10 Tournament, we're gonna roll with Massachusetts in the regular season finale. Strange? Not really. St. Loo comes into this game having lost three in a row straight up, and as always, more importantly, on an 0-7 run against the spread. The Billikens could also be without their star guard, Jordair Jett (knee), who averages 17.6 points per game in conference play, and that would be a real mess for the visitors. UMass has won four of the last five and with a GORGEOUS 13-1 mark at the cozy Mullins Center in Amherst, we gotta drop half a Benjamin on the home team.
Two out of three ain't bad, and it also adds a little ching to the bank account. Memphis eased past SMU 67-58 for the first win, but Villanova rocked Georgetown 77-59, which put me at 1-1 going into the late game. Virginia Commonwealth did exactly what we were expecting, and rolled over St. Bonny, 86-67. Added $45 for the days work, and after pressing the proper buttons, the calculator says that +$1150 is the current figure.