2023-24 McNeese Men’s Basketball: Odds To Make NCAA Tournament, Win Title

Written By PlayPicks Staff on February 12, 2024

In terms of winning the 2023-24 college basketball national championship, the McNeese Cowboys (25-3), at +30000, own the best odds in the Southland and the 58th-best odds in all of college hoops. Next up for them is a bout versus the Nicholls State Colonels at 5:00 PM ET on Saturday, March 2.

In its most recent game, McNeese defeated Lamar on Monday, 58-56. Its top scorer was Shahada Wells with 23 points.

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McNeese NCAA Championship Odds

  • National championship odds (current): +30000

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McNeese Strength of Schedule, Tournament Resume

  • In terms of toughness, based on our predictions, the Cowboys are playing the 309th-ranked schedule in Division I this season.
  • Glancing at McNeese’s remaining schedule in 2023-24, it has three games against teams with records worse than its own, and one against squads currently above .500.
  • The Cowboys have no games left versus teams currently ranked in the Top 25.
  • Against the VCU Rams, a top 100 team in the RPI, McNeese picked up its best win of the season on November 6, a 76-65 road victory.
  • When facing Quadrant 1 opponents (based on the RPI), the Cowboys are 2-1 (.667%) — tied for the 41st-most victories.
  • The Cowboys have tied for the 27th-most Quadrant 3 wins in the nation based on the RPI (six).
  • According to the RPI, McNeese has 13 wins over Quadrant 4 teams, tied for the ninth-most in the country.

McNeese Season Stats and Insights

  • The Cowboys average 79.8 points per game (48th in college basketball) while giving up 61.0 per outing (fourth in college basketball). They have a +526 scoring differential overall and outscore opponents by 18.8 points per game.
  • The Cowboys connect on 7.7 three-pointers per game (151st in college basketball) at a 38.2% rate (12th in college basketball), compared to the 7.6 their opponents make while shooting 33.3% from beyond the arc.
  • McNeese’s 269.3 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 70th in college basketball, and the 206.0 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 17th in college basketball.
  • The Cowboys have come up on top in the turnover battle by 3.7 turnovers per game, committing 9.1 (18th in college basketball play) while forcing 12.8 (35th in college basketball).

McNeese Leading Performers

  • Wells leads the Cowboys in scoring (17.0 PPG) and assists (4.7 per game).
  • McNeese is led by Christian Shumate’s 9.5 rebounds per game.
  • DJ Richards is the top three-point shooter for the Cowboys, hitting 2.2 per contest.
  • McNeese’s blocks leader is Shumate, who records 1.5 per game. Wells leads the team by averaging 2.9 steals a game.

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