The 2011 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament reaches its finale Wednesday night at 5:00pm as the Iona Gaels host the Santa Clara Broncos. The 2011 CIT Championship Game will be telecast on Fox College Sports, which includes channels 413, 414, and 415 in the Bay Area. The odds initially opened with Santa Clara as a ten point underdog. Folks seem to be putting some money on Santa Clara, as the line has dropped to 9 1/2 points.
I had previously estimated the line would open at about 6 1/2 but I underestimated the difference between the Gaels and the Broncos. While Santa Clara isn't a bad team, they are distinctly further down the totem pole than the Gaels. Ken Pomeroy rates SCU at No. 118 overall, with the No. 84 offense and No. 190 defense. Iona is rated 60th in the country with the 22nd rated offense and 130th rated defense. If Santa Clara is going to spring the upset, they could need a monster effort from Kevin Foster. He's received solid help from the rest of the team, but he's been the leader these last few games.