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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NCAA Tournament First Round: Friday, March 19

(7) Florida vs (10) Virginia Tech

South Region: First Round
12:15 pm, CBS
Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Line: PICK, o/u: 135

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


(3) Arkansas vs (14) Colgate

South Region: First Round
12:45 pm, truTV
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Line: Arkansas -8.5, o/u: 161

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


(1) Illinois vs (16) Drexel

Midwest Region: First Round
1:15 pm, TBS
Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Indianapolis, IN
Line: Illinois -22.5, o/u: 143.5

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


(6) Texas Tech vs (11) Utah State

South Region: First Round
1:45 pm, TNT
Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, Bloomington, IN
Line: Texas Tech -4, o/u: 131.5

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

NEXT NCAA Tournament Picks

(2) Ohio State vs (15) Oral Roberts
(1) Baylor vs (16) Hartford
(8) Loyola Chicago vs (9) Georgia Tech
(5) Tennessee vs (12) Oregon State

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