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The best time of the sports year is finally here. The NCAA tournament kicks off this afternoon with the round of 64 starting at 12:15pm when Michigan battles against Colorado State.
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#6 Colorado State vs. #11 Michigan: -1.5, O/U 136.5
These two will kick things off at 12:15, and it should arguably be one of the best first-round matchups. The Wolverines are back with Juwan Howard, but Devante Jones will not be with the team due to a concussion.
Colorado State is a tough team, but the Wolverines hold up well. For this one, I’m going with experience and think that Michigan will have the first upset of the NCAA tournament.
#4 Providence vs #13 South Dakota State: -2.5, O/U 148.5
Providence is tough, but keep an eye on the Jackrabbits. South Dakota State leads the nation in three-point shooting, making an incredible 44% of their shots. The Friars, however, have a tremendous perimeter defense.
I expect SDSU to try and win on the perimeter, but Providence will be able to slowly wear them down with their defense.
#8 Boise State vs #9 Memphis: -2.5 O/U 133.5
This game should be an elite defensive battle, with Memphis center Jalen Duren taking the headlines. The likely lottery pick has been dominant for the Wildcats and has been an anchor for them in the post.
Boise has a very slow, methodical offense that I think can really hurt them if Memphis goes on a run early. I always run with the stars during March Madness, so I think Memphis has this game locked up.
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