The Cougars will not have the privilege of playing Wagner in both football and basketball this year, but according to Vegas, the NIT Final Four still looks bright. The Blue Jays handled Wagner Saturday morning in a 87-54 drumming. Yet, BYU still opened as a 3.5 point favorite for Tuesday night's quarterfinal match-up. Apparently some Mormons do bet on sports, as the line has since moved by a point in the Cougar's favor to where it sits currently at 4.5.
Part of this could be due to the fact that the Cougars hold the statistical advantage in points, rebounds, assists and points allowed in this contest. The Blue Jays are led by point guard Maurice Johnson but he will be guarded by Kyle Collinsworth and Nick Emery, both of whom are significantly taller than the 5ft 10in Junior.
The over/under on this game is 165! So expect there to be a lot of scoring.