NCAA Tournament Predictions: College Basketball Expert First Round Saturday Picks

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NCAA Tournament Predictions: College Basketball Expert First Round Saturday Picks

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NCAA Tournament Predictions: College Basketball Expert First Round Saturday Picks

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(1) Michigan vs (16) Texas Southern

East Region: First Round
3:00 pm, CBS
Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, IN
Line: Michigan -26, o/u: 142.5

Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Michigan*
Pete Fiutak, CFN: Michigan*
Phil Harrison, Buckeyes Wire: Michigan*
Jeremy Mauss, MW Wire: Michigan*
Big Game Ben Niewoehner, CFN: Michigan
Kegan Reneau, Sooners Wire Michigan*
Nick Shepkowski, Fighting Irish Wire: Michigan
Scott Steehn, WinnersandWhiners: Michigan
Keith Stewart, WinnersandWhiners: Michigan*
Brian Stultz, Auburn Wire: Michigan
Clucko the Chicken, CFN: Texas Southern
CONSENSUS PICK: Michigan*


(5) Creighton vs (12) UC Santa Barbara

West Region: First Round
3:30 pm, truTV
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
Line: Creighton -7, o/u: 138

Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Creighton*
Pete Fiutak, CFN: UCSB
Phil Harrison, Buckeyes Wire: Creighton
Jeremy Mauss, MW Wire: UCSB
Big Game Ben Niewoehner, CFN: Creighton
Kegan Reneau, Sooners Wire Creighton
Nick Shepkowski, Fighting Irish Wire: Creighton*
Scott Steehn, WinnersandWhiners: UCSB
Keith Stewart, WinnersandWhiners: Creighton
Brian Stultz, Auburn Wire: UCSB
Clucko the Chicken, CFN: UCSB
CONSENSUS PICK: Creighton*


(2) Alabama vs (15) Iona

East Region: First Round
4:00 pm, TBS
Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Line: Alabama -17, o/u: 147

Jeff Feyerer, CFN: Alabama
Pete Fiutak, CFN: Alabama
Phil Harrison, Buckeyes Wire: Alabama
Jeremy Mauss, MW Wire: Alabama*
Big Game Ben Niewoehner, CFN: Alabama
Kegan Reneau, Sooners Wire Alabama
Nick Shepkowski, Fighting Irish Wire: Alabama*
Scott Steehn, WinnersandWhiners: Alabama*
Keith Stewart, WinnersandWhiners: Alabama
Brian Stultz, Auburn Wire: Alabama
Clucko the Chicken, CFN: Iona
CONSENSUS PICK: Alabama


(6) USC vs (11) Drake

West Region: First Round
4:30 pm, TNT
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Line: USC -6.5, o/u: 135.5

Jeff Feyerer, CFN: USC
Pete Fiutak, CFN: USC*
Phil Harrison, Buckeyes Wire: USC
Jeremy Mauss, MW Wire: USC
Big Game Ben Niewoehner, CFN: USC
Kegan Reneau, Sooners Wire USC
Nick Shepkowski, Fighting Irish Wire: USC*
Scott Steehn, WinnersandWhiners: USC
Keith Stewart, WinnersandWhiners: Drake
Brian Stultz, Auburn Wire: Drake
Clucko the Chicken, CFN: Drake
CONSENSUS PICK: USC*

NEXT NCAA Tournament Picks

(2) Iowa vs (15) Grand Canyon
(7) UConn vs (10) Maryland
(4) Virginia vs (13) Ohio
(8) Oklahoma vs (9) Missouri

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