Posted on: March 27, 2008 12:06 pm

Sweet Sixteen Money Line

Here's my picks for the Sweet Sixteen:

North Carolina -8 vs. Washington State
Louisville -3 vs. Tennessee
West Virginia -1 vs. Xavier
UCLA -12.5 vs. West Kentucky
Davidson +4.5 vs. Wisconsin
Villanova +11.5 vs. Kansas
Stanford +2 vs. Texas
Michigan State +4 vs. Memphis'

Fact about each team:
  • The Tar Heels have three sophmores in their starting lineup (Lawson, Ellington, and Thompson).
  • The Cougars rank last in the Pac-10 in Offensive rebounds.
  • David Padgett shoots 68.4 percent on field goals for Louisville
  • Tennessee has never made it past the Regional Semifinals with any Men's team.
  • West Virginia won the 2007 NIT Title.
  • Xavier holds the second best record in March sine 2001-2002 (30-9), only behind Kansas (37-10).
  • UCLA has been to the Last two final fours, looking for it's third in a row this year.
  • Western Kentucky lost to Tennessee by 6 earlier this season.
  • Wisconsin's only two Big Ten losses were to Purdue. They are 1-53 all-time at Purdue.
  • Davidson's Stephen Curry is the only player in NCAA tournament history to score 30 points in his first three tournament games.
  • Villanova is 7-3 under Jay Wright in the NCAA Tournament.
  • Texas went farther this year than last year.
  • Stanford is lead by the Lopez brothers on the inside.
  • Memphis may be the first NCAA champ with a free throw percentage under 60 percent
  • Neitzel led the league in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.07) and ranked seventh in scoring (13.4 ppg), while Morgan, a fellow second-team all-league honoree, came in fourth in scoring (15 ppg) and eighth in rebounding (6.3 rpg). Freshman point guard Kalin Lucas added 9.8 points and 3.9 assists per game for the Spartans as well.
Posted on: March 22, 2008 9:33 am
Edited on: March 23, 2008 10:52 am

Saturday's money line

Well, with games going at full speed, I've decided to choose who to bet on from today to Monday in all three tournaments:

NCAA Tournament:

West Region:

Purdue +3 vs. Xavier
West Virginia +3 vs. Duke
UCLA -10 vs. Texas A&M
San Diego +5.5 vs. West Kentucky


Kansas -13 vs. UNLV
Kansas State +4 vs. Wisconsin
Georgetown -4.5 vs. Davidson
Siena vs. Villanova: Wildcats -5.


Michigan State +2 vs. Pittsburgh
Stanford -3 vs. Marquette
Texas -5.5 vs. Miami-Florida
Memphis vs. Mississippi State: Memphis -9.


Notre Dame
+2.5 vs. Washington State
Tennessee -4.5 vs. Butler
UNC vs. Arkansas: Hogs +11.
Louisville vs. Oklahoma: Cardinals -7.



Akron +5 vs. Massachusetts


Virginia Tech -7 vs. Alabama-Birmingham
California +8 at Ohio State
Illinois State -6.5 vs. Dayton
Nebraska +5.5 at Mississippi

CBI (Monday):

Old Dominion
+9 at Virginia
Houston -8 vs. Valparaiso
Bradley -6 vs. Ohio
Utah +1.5 at Tulsa
Posted on: March 16, 2008 12:57 pm

Sunday Smart money

Here's my picks for College Basketball today:

ACC Final: North Carolina (-6) vs. Clemson

SEC Final: Arkansas (-8) vs. Georgia

Big XII Final: Kansas (-5) vs. Texas

Big X Final: Wisconsin (-6.5) vs. Illinois

Southland Final: Texas-Arlington (-4) vs. Northwestern State

Picks for these games (Team stated first is my choice):
Clemson (+6) vs. UNC
Georgia (+8) vs. Arkansas
Texas (+5) vs. Kansas
Wisconsin (-6.5) vs. Illinois
Northwestern State (+4) vs. Texas-Arlington
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