Villanova’s buzzer-beating victory over North Carolina in the 2016 title game clinched the Wildcats’ first national championship since 1985.
The 2015 Wisconsin Badgers shocked the world by knocking off undefeated Kentucky on Final Four Saturday — getting revenge on the Wildcats for a semifinals defeat the previous year.
The Kansas Jayhawks, the new Big 12 champions (regular season) and purveyors of the nation’s toughest schedule, are solid bets for the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament.
North Carolina and Duke combined for 194 points (overtime) with the Feb. 8 meeting in Chapel Hill. And yet, the two schools aren’t ‘over’ locks for 154 points this Saturday night.
Aaron Henry and the Michigan State Spartans (21-9 overall) can clinch at least a share of the Big Ten title this weekend.
Myles Powell and Seton Hall (21-7 overall, first place in the Big East) could be playing close to home in the NCAA Tournament, as a 3-seed in the East regional.
Xavier Tillman’s Michigan State Spartans have cumulatively cleared an over/under line of 138 points in five of their last six outings.
Vernon Carey and the Duke Blue Devils (23-5 overall) weren’t viable candidates for dropping to the 3-line, given the school’s elite-level rankings with analytics sites.
Samir Doughty and Auburn are 8 1/2-point favorites versus Ole Miss on Tuesday night, despite the Tigers merely winning their last three home games by 12 total points.
Kentucky boasts strong seasonal wins over Louisville, LSU, Michigan State, Texas Tech and Tennessee … and yet, the 21-5 Wildcats haven’t gotten much love from analytics sites.