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This Michael Snaer buzzer-beater at Duke figured to be the shot-of-the-year in the ACC. Less than two weeks later, Rivers did the same to Carolina.
Line: Florida State 6.5 130 St. Bonaventure
Everyone knows about the "wise guys."
They're an undefinable, non-specific group of bettors who supposedly discover a hot team, or hot game, and then bet the heck out of it, making mucho dinero in the process.
But has anyone ever kept track of the results?
Florida State is currently a wise guys' team. They own two victories each over the "Heathers" of the ACC, North Carolina and Duke.
Are they capable of beating anyone? Those results would appear to confirm that.
But, looking behind the curtain, the Seminoles appear to have made a deal with the devil.
All the necessary threes have gone down, there are two final minutes comebacks (against Virginia Tech and Virginia) that are one-in-a-thousand probabilities, and the last three victories in the ACC tournament all came against teams missing a key player for the game.
St. Bonaventure has someone who can become a household name if they can make it to the second week. Andrew Nicholson had a stat line in the Atlantic 10 title game against a solid Xavier team that requires a second look to make sure you saw it correctly: 26 points, 14 rebounds, eight blocks. For all the marbles, in the conference championship game.
This is the time of year a single player can ignite an entire team with a super-human performance.
Take St. Bonaventure.