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The college basketball free pick on Friday comes from the Big West conference semifinal game between the 19-14 UC Irvine Anteaters and 19-12 Long Beach St 49ers.

The Anteaters and 49ers will begin from the Honda Center in Anaheim California at 9:30PM Eastern Time and ESPN3.com will deliver the live television broadcast.

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The odds from this Big West tournament semifinal contest have the Long Beach St 49ers favored by -1 point with an over under line of 134 points.

It’s the third time these two Big West teams have met this season. They split the season series with each team winning and covering the point spread on their home court.

UC Irvine enters the Big West semifinals after a 71-60 victory in the quarterfinals against the Hawaii Warriors as a -4 point betting favorite. The game ended under 138 points. UC Irvine has played very well down the stretch with two straight victories and wins in seven of their previous eight games.

The Long Beach St 49ers advanced into the semifinals after a quarterfinal victory against the Cal State Fullerton Titans 75-66 as a -7 ½ point betting favorite. The game ended under 145 ½ points. Long Beach St limped into the Big West Tournament with three losses over their final four games of the regular season.

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