@TheSeigeDFS goes through the entire March Madness bracket — region-by-region & game-by-game — telling you who will win, and if they’ll cover!
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It’s been over 700 days since March was last “Mad”, and I can’t believe we are actually here. This article will break down every Round 1 game and give out my bracket picks and bets (if I was forced to bet each game. Remember, official picks are listed in the bets section!). After that, I’ll let you know how I have the other rounds in each region working out, and then tell you who my national title pick is. Note: All spreads current as of mid-day Thursday.
An important suggestion for your bracket pools: The optimal way to fill them in depends entirely on the size of the pool and the structure of the payouts!
Only 10-20 people? Keep it chalky (ish), you don’t have to beat many people.
100+ people? Get contrarian, you not only have to nail the picks, but you need to be picking things no one else has!
A nice, flat payout structure? Take the above suggestion and lean it a bit toward the chalk.
Winner-takes-all? Take the above suggestion and lean it a bit (maybe even a lot) toward craziness.
For the purposes of this article, I will not be factoring in pool size, but rather just picking who I think will win each game. Keep this in mind as we work our way through.
#1 Gonzaga Bulldogs vs #16 Norfolk St/App State Winner
No spread is available for this game but Gonzaga is one of the best teams in the country as illustrated by their #1 rank in NET and KenPom. They have an absurd 126.9 offensive efficiency rate which is only surpassed by their 88.8 defensive efficiency. The biggest concern about the Bulldogs is that they haven’t played any elite teams in the last two months but they drew the softest region by a mile so that won’t be a concern til the Elite 8.
Bracket Pick: Gonzaga Bulldogs
ATS Pick: N/A
#8 Oklahoma Sooners vs #9 Missouri Tigers
This is the one game I’m quite happy I waited to write up til Thursday as last night Oklahoma announced that De’Vion Harman will miss the opening weekend having tested positive for COVID. The sophomore guard was OU’s 2nd leading scorer at 12.9 points per game and it’s hard to replace that production this late in the season and on short notice. It doesn’t help they drew the best 9 seed I’ve ever seen in the Missouri Tigers. The bracketology consensus had Missouri on the back of the 6 seed line or the top of the 7 line so a 9 seed was completely robbery and makes what’s already a hard task for Oklahoma even harder. This is a tough game for me as Missouri isn’t the perfect team to take down Oklahoma as they are dreadful from beyond the arc (32% good for 254th in the country) but end of the day though this injury news tips the scale.
Bracket Pick: Missouri
ATS Pick: Missouri
#5 Creighton vs #12 UC-Santa Barbara
This game is the trendiest of the upset picks and it’s easy to see why. Creighton is a team that runs very hot or very cold and lately it’s been mostly cold as we saw in their beat down by Georgetown in the Big East final and that’s the last thing people remember seeing. On the other hand, this is a Creighton team that played very well in their win the night before against UConn who is one of the hottest teams in the country. Creighton is a team that ranks in the top 15 in offensive efficiency while having a top 40 defense so they definitely aren’t this push-over. UC-Santa Barbara on the other hand is very unproven with their 185th SOS on the season. They do shoot well from the FT line and decent from 3 and outrebound their opposition but will that hold up vs a bigger time team? Creighton takes a whopping 44% of their FG attempts from 3-point land so how they are shooting will dictate how this game goes. This game could go either way but in a tight game Creighton’s 64% FT shooting could come back to bite them.
Spread: Creighton -6.5
Bracket Pick: UC-Santa Barbara
ATS Pick: UC-Santa Barbara
#4 Virginia vs #13 Ohio
This game is the biggest unknown on the entire slate. We still don’t know which UVA starter tested positive for COVID, we don’t know if they will get a practice in before the tournament and we honestly don’t even know for sure that Virginia will even play in this game. The good news for UVA is they drew a great match-up here against an Ohio team I don’t really like. Ohio is 174th in defensive efficiency and allowed their MAC opponents to shoot at a 51% clip. UVA while know for playing slow is the 12th most efficient offense. If UVA had drawn a more explosive 13 seed that could push the pace, I’d be worried about Virginia but that just isn’t Ohio.
Spread: Virginia -7
Bracket Pick: Virginia
ATS Pick: Virginia
#2 Iowa vs #15 Grand Canyon
It’s not often a 15 seed beats a 2 seed but I really like how this match-up works for Grand Canyon. Iowa is a team that lives and dies by the 3 shooting 40% of their attempts from beyond the arc while shooting 39% on those attempts. The good news for Grand Canyon? Their 3-point defense is the best part of their defense as they allowed opposition to only shoot 29% from 3-point land. If Iowa can’t make shots, this game gets very interesting as Grand Canyon is very efficient and slow (think UVA like) and once the game slows down, it increases the variance. There is a world where Iowa can’t miss from 3 and this gets out of hand as Grand Canyon can’t win a shootout but if this game stays in the 60’s they have the personnel to have everyone tuning in those last 4 minutes.
Spread: Iowa -14.5
Bracket Pick: Iowa
ATS Pick: Grand Canyon
#7 Oregon vs #10 VCU
I’m not quite sure why Oregon is 5-point favorites here. Maybe I’m an A-10 homer as I watched a ton of St. Louis games this year but this a match-up that isn’t that bad for VCU. They drew a team that needs to make 3’s to blow you out and VCU much like Grand Canyon is very good at preventing 3-point shots (30% on the year). If it’s a half-court game can Oregon handle the VCU pressure which had an absolutely absurd 21% turnover percentage this year. Oregon is a team that can overcome that through offensive efficiency with them ranking 16th in the country. I just worry that Oregon can’t get enough stops. This is a strength vs strength battle (Oregon 16th in offense, VCU 8th in defensive efficiency) and a weakness vs weakness battle (VCU 119th in offense, Oregon 74th in defense). In spots like this I tend to lean towards the team that can shoot FT’s and turn the ball over more. That’s VCU in both instances here so give them the slight edge.
Spread: Oregon -5
Bracket Pick: VCU (not very confident)
ATS Pick: VCU
#6 USC vs #11 Wichita State/Drake
Will update this match-up once we know who USC is playing.
Bracket Pick: Wichita if they advance, if it’s Drake I’ll take USC
#3 Kansas vs #14 Eastern Washington
After being forced to withdraw from the Big XII tournament due to a positive COVID case, the Jayhawks are mostly healthy heading into Indianapolis. McCormack will fly into Indianapolis on Friday and be available for Saturday’s game while Wilson is out for this game but could be back for Monday’s round 2 game. Enaruna is out for the first weekend. To me the big news is getting McCormack back as we saw in their last game against Oklahoma, they really missed him late as things were starting to unravel. On paper this Kansas team looks great with a top 10 defensive efficiency and a solid offense which should be more than enough to take care of the Big Sky champions. The Achilles heel? 3-point defense as KU allowed their opponents to shoot 33% beyond the arc. That’s great news for the Eagles who shoot 35% from 3 and take 40% of their attempts from 3. The Eagles are going to try and turn this into a track meet with them being the 28th fastest team in the country while the Jayhawks going to try and slow it down. If Kansas can win the tempo game, I like their chances of a smooth round 1, if they can’t Eastern Washington will get lots of looks from beyond the arc and all they got to do is get hot. This is a tough spread pick for me because I’m relying on a Big Sky teams 3 point shooting no matter what I bet. Definitely a stay-away outside of this exercise.
Spread: Kansas -10.5
Bracket Pick: Kansas
ATS Pick: Eastern Washington
The Rest of the West Bracket:
Gonzaga over Missouri
UVA over UCSB
Kansas over Wichita/USC
Iowa over VCU
Gonzaga over UVA
Iowa over Kansas
Gonzaga over Iowa
#1 Michigan vs #16 Mount St. Mary’s/Texas Southern
Michigan is the most vulnerable team of the 1 Seeds thanks to the loss of Isaiah Livers. The senior was a All-Big Ten 2nd team selection so it’s a huge blow. As we saw in the Big X tournament Michigan isn’t the same elite team without him. Not that I’m expecting an issue in the first-round game for Michigan but after that they play the winner of LSU and St. Bonaventure and that will be a real test for them. Not sure I like the match-up either team provides for Michigan so Michigan might not be long for this tournament.
Bracket Pick: Michigan
#8 LSU vs #9 St. Bonaventure
This game is going to be a complete war and the game I’m most looking forward to watching the first weekend of the tournament. LSU is super-efficient offensively ranking 6th in the country but they will go up against the Bonnies elite defense with his headlined by the rim protection of Osunniyi. If Kyle Lofton can keep his hot shooting from the A-10 tournament going it will help a lot for a team that only shoots 35% from 3-point land. The question I continue to ask is can LSU’s 125th ranked defense step up and play better in this spot? If they can’t, they better turn it into a track meet because St. Bonaventure is quite happy to play a slow game (321st in tempo). It’s really hard to pick against Watford and Smart because they fight and in a close game, they are the guys you want on your team and they definitely could take over this game late but I just can’t trust the LSU defense.
Spread: LSU -2
Bracket Pick: St. Bonaventure
Spread Pick: St. Bonaventure
#5 Colorado vs #12 Georgetown
The Georgetown team we saw in the Big East tournament looked like a team that finally had everything click and played better than they had all season. Was that just 4 hot days in NYC or will it carry over to Indianapolis? Georgetown’s problem all year was on the offensive side where they ranked 85th in offensive efficiency but it was no such issue at MSG. This is another level though and they won’t be able to get away with turning over the ball at a 21% clip (towards the very bottom in the NCAA). Colorado really hasn’t been tested outside of the Pac-12 so we just don’t know how good they are but their metrics are top level, make a lot of 3’s and make their FT’s. I wanted to pick Georgetown because I’m no fan of the Pac-12 but I just can’t make the case.
Spread: Colorado -6
Spread Pick: Colorado
Bracket Pick: Colorado
#4 Florida State vs #13 UNC-Greensboro
UNC-Greensboro head coach Wes Miller has done one of the most underrated jobs at the mid-major level turning Greensboro into a perennial contender. Unfortunately for him he drew a horrific match-up against Florida State. This team isn’t particularly efficient on either side of the ball and goes up a FSU team that’s biggest issue is allowing opposing teams to shoot 3’s and Greensboro is horrible at them shooting 30%. Great season for Greensboro but it ends here.
Spread: Florida State -10.5
Spread Pick: Florida State
Bracket Pick: Florida State
#2 Alabama vs #15 Iona
The Rick Pitino narrative has gone way too far. It’s a good story to see him back in the tournament but this is a team who isn’t in the top 150 in offense or defense. Alabama is a top 10 in both metrics. I wish I could say more about this but this is one of the biggest mismatches in the tournament and if Iona didn’t have Pitino as coach this game would be lined closer to 20 or 21 points. Alabama has a solid draw to make a run in so they will be a team I expect to see the 2nd weekend.
Spread: Alabama -17
Spread Pick: Alabama
Bracket Pick: Alabama
#7 UConn vs #10 Maryland
If you haven’t watched Bouknight for UConn play you are in for a major treat, he’s one of the best players in the entire tournament and he’s the reason why UConn made the tournament. UConn is top 25 in offensive/defense efficiency while outrebounding teams by over 2.7 a game. This matches up nicely against Maryland who has teams outrebound them by 2 rebounds a game (one of the worst margins in the entire field). This game will be VERY slow as the 301st and 317th teams in tempo square off. With such a slow game anything can happen but I’m going to take the best player on the floor and that’s Bouknight.
Spread: UConn -3
Spread Pick: UConn
Bracket Pick: UConn
#6 BYU vs #11 MSU/UCLA
I’ll be stunned if UCLA beats Michigan State but will save the recap for once we know for sure who BYU is playing.
Bracket Pick: BYU
#3 Texas vs #14 Abilene Christian
A 9-point spread is what we’d normally see in a 4 vs 13 type match-up and that shows how good Abilene Christian is for a 14 seed. They are one of the best defensive teams in the country holding opposing teams to a 45% effective field-goal percentage which is one of the best numbers in the entire field. They also force opponents to turn the ball over on 25% of their possessions. Texas was a team on the slide before the Big XII tournament where their fortunes changed a bit. Still a tough team to trust as they’ve been Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde all season long. If Abilene Christian can force turnovers they could shock the world. What will stop them? 67% FT rate is really scary for an underdog whose going to need every point they can get and in the end what I think stops them from pulling the upset.
Spread: Texas -9
Spread Pick: Abilene Christian
Bracket Pick: Texas
The Rest of the East Region
St. Bonaventure over Michigan
Florida State over Colorado
BYU over Texas
Alabama over UConn
Florida State over St. Bonaventure
Alabama over BYU
Alabama over Florida State
#1 Illinois vs #16 Drexel
Congrats to the Drexel Dragons for winning the CAA tournament. Drexel will not be moving on as one of the worst defensive teams in the entire field they will not be able to contain Ayo Dosunmu or Cockburn. As for Illinois making a deep run, after covering the weakest two regions first we finally have reached the loaded regions. It’s tough to project any team to make a run with any confidence but this team is absolutely loaded, top 7 in offensive efficiency and top 5 in defensive efficiency. Having top 20 of both makes you a contender and top 10 makes you one of the front-runners. Illinois gets no gimme in round 2 against Loyola Chicago (most likely) so one warm-up game and then top opposition likely the rest of the way. Also worth noting, Illinois has been playing so well the last few months I can’t help but think the “everything goes wrong” game is incoming, and the tournament is the wrong time for that.
Spread: Illinois -22.5
Bracket Pick: Illinois
Spread Pick: Illinois
#8 Loyola Chicago vs #9 Georgia Tech
This game turned on it’s head last night when Georgia Tech announced that the ACC Player of the Year Moses Wright will miss this game due to COVID-19 issues. This is a big blow for GT who was playing some of it’s best basketball heading into the tournament. It’s tough for me to see how GT while in quarantine is going to adapt a new style of offense without their best player. Loyola meanwhile is the #2 defensive team in the country and going up against a changing on the fly Tech team shouldn’t change that. While they leave a little bit to be desired on the offensive end, they are still top 50 in the country which is why many people believed they deserved better than an 8 seed. I wish GT was at full strength because this would be a great game but without Moses I just don’t see hope for Tech.
Spread: Loyola -4.5
Spread Pick: Loyola Chicago
Bracket Pick: Loyola Chicago
#5 Tennessee vs #12 Oregon State
Shout-out to the Beavers for cashing that 50/1 ticket to win the Pac-12 but it’s going to be a rude awakening playing this Tennessee team. Keon Johnson is a force and is one of the reasons why Tennessee has a top 5 defense. Tennessee (much like Loyola) leaves something to be desired on the offensive end only shooting 44% from the field which is right at the very bottom of the field. The good news? Oregon State is right there with them shooting 44% from the field while conceding a 50% effective field-goal percentage. There is no question the Beavers are underdogs here but in a very slow game 8.5 points is just too many.
Spread: Tennessee -8.5
Spread Pick: Oregon State
Bracket Pick: Tennessee
#4 Oklahoma State vs #13 Liberty
Oklahoma State is a really interesting team as without the #1 overall pick Cade Cunningham the rest of the roster wouldn’t sniff the tournament. Cade Cunningham, obviously, is that good and led the Pokes to the 53rd most efficient offense and 22nd most efficient defense. Where this match-up takes a turn for the worse for Oklahoma State is that they don’t shoot the 3 ball well and play very up-tempo and are playing a team that does the exact opposite. Liberty shoots 39% from 3 and a completely absurd 48% of all field goals are 3-point shots. If you pick up the pace of Liberty, you are giving them more chances to make 3’s while you are settling for 2’s. That combination isn’t a great one. Also, Liberty is a great FT shooting team at 78% and that could matter down the stretch. I hate going against the best player on the floor but Oklahoma State is just a dream match-up for Liberty.
Spread: Oklahoma State -7.5
Spread Pick: Liberty
Bracket Pick: Liberty
#2 Houston vs #15 Cleveland State
Houston is another one of the contenders with top 10 offense and top 20 defense and they draw a great match-up against Cleveland State the winners of the Horizon League. Cleveland State isn’t going to put up any resistance in this game so the question is how far can Houston go? They get a nice draw facing two of the weaker teams in the 7-10 seed range in Clemson or Rutgers and then have to face SDSU or West Virginia most likely in the Sweet 16 round. While it’s definitely doable Houston will need to continue to outrebound their opponents (+4.6 rebounds per game on the season), shoot well from 3 and defend the 3-point line. The good news is outside of SDSU no one in this section shoots the 3 well so that should help them. Overall, I’m pretty bullish on the Houston Cougars making it to the Elite 8, after that it’s anyone’s guess.
Spread: Houston -20
Spread Pick: Cleveland State
Bracket Pick: Houston Cougars
#7 Clemson vs #10 Rutgers
I don’t like either of these teams to make a deep run but this round 1 game is quite interesting. We have 2 super slow teams (Clemson 338th in pace and Rutgers 213th in pace) who are very good at defense and bad at offense. As the only game where the higher seed is favored I expect a disproportionate amount of pools to have Rutgers very chalky so this is the spot where I’ll pivot onto Clemson
Spread: Rutgers -2
Bracket Pool: Clemson
#6 San Diego State vs #11 Syracuse
These teams are actually pretty similar. Both teams have losing records vs the good teams, both crushed everyone else, both are good offenses and decent defenses. The issue for Syracuse will be San Diego State is fantastic at shooting the 3-ball sporting a 38% 3pt FG on 40% of their total shots. Can Syracuse make them shoot worse in the zone? It’s hard to see how SDSU won’t get open looks all game against the zone but many people have said that about many teams before just to bite the dust when Syracuse shuts them down. You could go either way here but I’m going to trust SDSU’s shooting.
Spread: San Diego State -3
Spread: San Diego State
Bracket Pool: San Diego State
#3 West Virginia vs #14 Morehead State
This is a BRUTAL matchup for Morehead State as illustrated by the line. Morehead State doesn’t have the offensive firepower to take advantage of West Virginia’s poor defense. The game will be played faster than Morehead State would like and they don’t have the 3-point shooting to make up for these deficiencies. West Virginia isn’t pretty on offense but they are pretty efficient thanks to their 14% turnover rate. Much like Syracuse I wonder how WVU will handle a hypothetical matchup against SDSU in the 2nd round because they are an offense that can make WVU pay for it’s poor defense. I don’t think their season average of 43% FG will be enough to beat the Aztecs.
Spread: West Virginia -13
Spread Pick: West Virginia
Bracket Pick: West Virginia
The Rest of the Midwest Region
Illinois over Loyola
Tennessee over Liberty
Houston over Clemson
SDSU over West Virginia
Illinois over Tennessee
Houston over SDSU
Houston over Illinois
#1 Baylor vs #16 Hartford
If you have checked out the bet pack, you know that even at 25.5 I like the Baylor Bears in this opener. Baylor before their COVID pause was playing some fantastic basketball. While I’ll be the first to acknowledge they haven’t played up to that level since, now it’s do or die time and I expect to see the best of Baylor this tournament. They are 3rd in offensive efficiency and 44th in defense which is low because they just let other teams to shoot well at a 49% clip. The good news for Baylor though is they force turnovers at a 21% clip and got a nice draw going up against some teams that have their turnover issues which should help. Also Baylor allows the opposition to shoot at a 34% clip from 3 but again outside of North Texas (more on them later) there isn’t a team in this top half that’s primed to take advantage of it. As for Hartford, at least they can take away good memories from their America East run because this game isn’t one they will want to remember.
Spread: Baylor -25.5
Spread Pick: Baylor
Bracket Pick: Baylor
#8 North Carolina vs #9 Wisconsin
Very big clash in styles here in what should be a fantastic game. UNC wants to play quick (45th in tempo) to make up for their shooting woes (44% Team FG% and 32% from 3-point land), whereas Wisconsin would love for this game to be as slow as possible. The problem with it being a half-court game for Wisconsin is that North Carolina has so much size that they should destroy the offensive glass (North Carolina outrebounded teams by average of 6.1 rebounds per game) and all those attempts will be huge for them to make up for their lack of shooting. Wisconsin on the other hand shoots even worse than UNC (42% from the field) but thankfully can shoot from beyond the arc shooting 36% on the season with 41% of their FG attempts coming from beyond the arc. Also helping Wisconsin is the fact they never turn the ball over which is huge and can make FT’s. I want to pick Wisconsin but the size disparity just too much for me to ignore.
Spread: North Carolina -1.5
Spread: North Carolina
Bracket Pick: North Carolina
#5 Villanova vs #12 Winthrop
Collin Gillespie is out for Villanova still and that’s a huge blow for them as he was their 2nd leading scorer at 14 points per game and was #1 in assists at 4.6 per game (accounted for 27% of all their assists on the season). In the games without him Villanova hasn’t been the same and Winthrop is in a good spot to pull an upset. Winthrop despite being 23-1 has faced a very easy schedule with 19 of those wins coming against Quad 4 (the worst type of win) and the efficiency numbers aren’t great for them. They don’t do anything particularly great other than rebound which is a bit concerning. In the end, this game will come down to pace. Is the game played at Villanova’s pace (319th in the country) or Winthrop’s (11th)? This is a game I’d much rather bet live than pre-game but that’s not how bracket challenges work.
Spread: Villanova -6
Bracket: Winthrop (but not very confident)
#4 Purdue vs #13 North Texas
This is going to be a fantastic game to watch as we have the very good Purdue team whose 23rd in both offensive and defensive efficiencies going up against North Texas who is the epitome of a 3 and D team. North Texas makes 38% of their 3-point shots and that’s very good compared to the 34% of Purdue. This game will be very slow with both Purdue and North Texas way down on the tempo rankings (274th for Purdue and 350th for North Texas). The biggest question I have is North Texas continue to post good offensive numbers and will Purdue improve theirs? Purdue a very trendy deep run team that could give Baylor problems but I’m not sold they get by the Mean Green. I like teams that can make 3’s, play D and shoot FT’s and North Texas checks all those boxes.
Spread: Purdue -7.5
Spread Pick: North Texas
Bracket Pick: North Texas (I’m assuming they will be the least trendy of the 13 vs 4 upsets, if that’s not the case on your site you can make a case for picking Purdue)
#2 Ohio State vs #15 Oral Roberts
Ohio State with Kyle Young is a ton of fun to watch with their 122.8 offensive raw efficiency they are a dynamic team that never turn the ball over. However, Kyle Young will be out for this game so that does open up an opportunity for Oral Roberts. As a team that can shoot and make 3’s you don’t want to count them out but the lack of rebounding and allowing teams to shoot 35% from 3 against them is a tough recipe if you are looking to shock the world. How far does Ohio State go? That depends on the health of Kyle Young. This is a strong region but a 2nd concussion in just over a month is pretty scary and he could be out longer than you’d think. Texas Tech and Arkansas in a Sweet 16 game will be tough to beat without Young and hard to imagine they get past Baylor without him. That being said if Baylor was to fall and Ohio State gets Young back they could be in great shape to make the final four.
Spread: Ohio State -16
Spread Pick: Oral RobertsBracket Pick: Ohio State
#7 Florida vs #10 Virginia Tech
Florida has been a Jekyll and Hyde team all season, but I really like this match-up for them going up against a Virginia Tech team who doesn’t have anything they do particularly well. Both these teams aren’t going to want to get in a track meet, both teams don’t shoot well from the floor, both teams don’t have a lock down defense. While I think the winner of this game is drawing very thin against Ohio State this game could be one of the more entertaining ones in the first round. I get the idea of the betting market trying to bet against Florida’s cold run, but I just think they are better.
Spread: Virginia Tech -1
Bracket Pick: Florida
#6 Texas Tech vs #11 Utah State
These are two teams heading into the tournament that I wanted to bet on as I thought they were undervalued so naturally the committee hands me a match-up against them in the opening round. Texas Tech is a top 25 defense and top 35 offense which is very good and goes up against a Utah State team that’s 9th in defense and won’t have any issues playing the game at Texas Tech’s slow pace. I just question whether Utah State can score enough to keep touch with Texas Tech and will their defense hold up against a very good Big XII team? Maybe this is a bias because I watched a lot of the Mountain West tournament but I wasn’t very impressed with Utah State and felt like a team who just was better than the other Mountain West teams but isn’t that good overall. Vegas disagrees so we’ll find out.
Spread: Texas Tech -4
Spread Pick: Texas Tech
Bracket Pick: Texas Tech
#3 Arkansas vs #14 Colgate
Anytime I see a single-digit spread in a 3/14 game I get very interested and Colgate has the offensive firepower to take out Arkansas. Arkansas is a defense that loves to turn you over and force you into contested 2 point shots but Colgate is a team that only turned the ball over 12% of the time and made 39% of their 3 point shots. Both these teams top 20 in pace so this game will be a track meet and a ton of fun to watch. If Colgate makes their 3’s, Arkansas is going to have to be very efficient to win this game. If Colgate is cold, this game could be over in the first 15 minutes.
Spread: Arkansas -9.5
Spread Pick: Colgate
Bracket Pick: Arkansas
The Rest of the South Region
Baylor over North Carolina
North Texas over Winthrop
Ohio State over Florida
Arkansas over Texas Tech
Baylor over North Texas
Ohio State over Arkansas
Ohio State over Baylor
Gonzaga over Alabama
Ohio State over Houston
Gonzaga over Ohio State