3/18 – NCAA Tournament


6:40pm - Robert Morris vs. North Florida -3  O/U 138.5

The Robert Morris Colonials have won 6 straight en-route to their NEC tournament title.  RM has a solid backcourt with Rodney Pryor and Marcquise Reed which is always a benefit in March.

The North Florida Ospreys got through the Atlantic Sun tourney to make it this far.  The Ospreys are riding an 8 game winning streak.  G Dallas Moore and G/F Beau Beech each earned 1st team All-Atlantic Sun honors.

Both teams are perimeter oriented and like the three-ball.  If either team get's hot, it could spell trouble for the other.  If both teams get hot, the total will fly over.  I expect thet at least one of these teams will find the range and i'm leaning towards North Florida in a shootout.

North Florida 76  Robert Morris 69


Dayton -4 vs. Boise State  O/U 128.5

The Dayton Flyers will enjoy home court advantage tonight as an 11 seed play-in participant.  They've lost 3 of 4 coming in, so they'll need every edge they can get.  Dayton is 16-0 at home this season and have most everyone back from last year's Elite Eight squad.

The Boise State Broncos lost to Wyoming in OT in the Mountain West final, but won 7 straight and 15 of 16 heading into that game.  The Broncos are just 8-5 on the road. 6'3" G Derrick Marks was named Mountain West player of the year.

I give Boise State a shot here, but it's hard to go against a team that is unbeaten at home on their home court.  I'll take Dayton to extend the streak and advance to face #6 Providence in Columbus, OH.

Dayton 69  Boise State 62


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