NCAAB: UAB vs North Texas Odds, and Picks (Mar 30)
- UAB survived a thriller against Utah Valley, winning 88-86.
- North Texas took down Wisconsin, 56-54, in their semifinal.
- These two teams last matched up on March 10, in a game that UAB won 76-69.
UAB (29-9) and North Texas (30-7) face off for a Conference-USA rivalry NIT Final. Both teams overcame several tough matchups throughout the NIT Tournament, earning a spot in the title game here.
How to Watch
- Where: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV
- When: Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 9:30 p.m ET
- How to Watch: ESPN2
UAB won a back-and-forth exciting game against Utah Valley in the NIT semifinals, advancing to the championship game. They scored 88 points in the win, led by Ty Brewer, who finished with 30 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 steals. The Blazers also have the nation’s 5th-leading scorer in Jelly Walker, who averaged 19 points, 7 assists, and 6 rebounds in the NIT quarterfinals and semifinals.
North Texas trailed Wisconsin from the tip, all the way until less than 3 minutes remained in the game. Despite being behind by a large margin for the majority of the game, the Mean Green never let the Badgers run away with it, keeping the score just close enough to make a run. Their defense locked Wisconsin down, holding them scoreless for the final 9 minutes of the game, earning the win.
North Texas is 2-1 against UAB so far this season. They won both of the regular season matchups, but then came up just short in the C-USA tournament semifinals. Their 4th matchup comes with the highest stakes yet, with an NIT championship title on the line. It’s tempting to pick the Blazers to win this one because of Jelly Walker, but I think the Mean Green defense will clamp down once again.