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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(2) Ohio State vs (15) Oral Roberts

South Region: First Round
3:00 pm, CBS
Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, LA
Line: Ohio State -16, o/u: 157

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


(1) Baylor vs (16) Hartford

South Region: First Round
3:30 pm, truTV
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
Line: Baylor -26, o/u: 140.5

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


(8) Loyola Chicago vs (9) Georgia Tech

Midwest Region: First Round
4:00 pm, TBS
Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Line: Loyola -5.5, o/u: 124.5

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


(5) Tennessee vs (12) Oregon State

Midwest Region: First Round
4:300 pm, TNT
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Line: Tennessee -8.5, o/u: 131

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

NEXT NCAA Tournament Picks

(4) Oklahoma State vs (13) Liberty
(8) North Carolina vs (9) Wisconsin
(2) Houston vs (15) Cleveland State
(4) Purdue vs (13) North Texas

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