"We are playing a confident team, a team that can beat anyone on their schedule, including us, and we have to be ready to go".
Starting bankrolls have reset to $10,000, with the maximum bet being to win $1,000 and the minimum wager $300. Led by former IN coach Mike Davis, Texas Southern has won seven straight games, and plays one of the fastest tempos IN the country. Things turned around as the calendar turned however as the Eagles finished their season on a 5-0 SU run that included a 4-0 SU and ATS run through the Mid-Eastern Athletic Tournament to win the conference championship. They started the season with relatively low expectations, became one of the best teams in the country after some impressive wins, and then lost five of their last six games of the season. Not for Virginia. If seeds hold, Virginia will have to face a high powered Creighton team, a hot Arizona team that is playing on a mission to prove the NCAA wrong for the Sean Miller case, and a Cincinnati team that plays as good defense as Virginia.
On the season Arizona State is 5-2 SU and 5-1-1 ATS against teams that made the Big Dance. I find myself agreeing with TV pundits who say the committee has lost sight of the goal of putting the best teams into the tournament.
The Syracuse basketball team is dancing, but how far can they tango?
Nevada has the best assist to turnover ratio in Division I to go with a No. 30 BPI ranking. They want to get up and down the floor. He's going to be a huge part any success Arizona has in the NCAA Tournament in the coming days.
Is this the same type of team though that surprised the field before bowing out to North Carolina?
On the season, Buffalo basketball averages 84.8 points, 39.0 rebounds and 16.9 assists per game. Texas Southern was here in 2014. Over the last two games they've allowed teams to shoot over 50% from beyond the arc.
The Wildcats' quest to snap the program's well-known 17 year Final Four drought begins at 6:40 p.m. local time Thursday in far-flung Boise. The Tigers haven't lost in almost a month, and enter the Big Dance on a seven game winning streak.
Arizona State has the potential to light up the scoreboard just about any time out, led by a trio of senior guards who together are averaging nearly 48 points per game. "So being 0-13, it only bothered other people".
"They made a big impact on me", Martin said. "We've created the standard at North Carolina Central and I'm proud because our guys upheld that standard".