It’s a hoops bonanza, as conference tournaments heat up

March 12, 2022

Texas A&M vs. Arkansas 

Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL 
1:00 PM ET 
Arkansas -5.5 

The Aggies are coming in hot, fresh on the heels of an upset win over Auburn. They’re 7-1 in their last eight games, which followed an eight-game losing streak. Somehow, they’re 22-11 and right in the thick of things. Expect a close one in the SEC semifinals. 

Hoops Harlen’s pick: Texas A&M +5.5 (-110) 

Penn vs. Yale 

Lavietes Pavilion – Cambridge, MA 
2:00 PM ET 
Yale -3.0 

Something seems fishy here. Yale is 17-11 and won the last head-to-head matchup by nine points. Penn is 12-15 and has lost three of its last four games, with an average margin of defeat exceeding 15 points. Don’t overthink this one. 

Hoops Harlen’s pick: Yale -3.0 (-110) 

Kentucky vs. Tennessee 

Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL 
2:00 PM ET 
Kentucky -3.0 

It’s a battle of top ten teams, so no surprise that the two teams are evenly matched. Both are 14-4 in conference. They split the season series. And each will be dancin’ come tomorrow evening. That said, Tennessee is more balanced and has a deeper bench. That’ll shine through. 

Hoops Harlen’s pick: Tennessee +3.0 (-110)