Greg DePalma and Jamal Murphy of CollegeHoopsDaily.com dissect how Wisconsin set the NCAA Tournament on its ear by knocking out overall top seed Villanova, then turn their attention to a Sunday slate that features Michigan State trying to do likewise with Kansas. Also on tap: A preview of Sunday’s Camping World 500 in Phoenix.
Greg DePalma and Scott Zolotorow of CollegeHoopsDaily.com look back at Friday’s NCAA Tournament results, which again were largely devoid of upsets though USC‘s victory kept another perfect record of First Four winners reaching the second round. Saturday’s discussion centers around a clash between Purdue and Big 12 Tournament champ Iowa State, along with Villanova vs. Wisconsin.
Greg DePalma is joined by CollegeHoopsDaily.com writers Jamal Murphy and Scott Zolotorow to break down the brackets as the 68-team NCAA Tournament field is set, with an eye on top sleepers and Cinderellas. Defending champion Villanova is the overall top seed, with other No.1 seeds going to Kansas, North Carolina and Gonzaga.
The defending national champs get a chance to avenge a loss in Charlottesville from last season when they host Virginia today after dropping just their second contest of the season at Marquette on Tuesday night. That game highlights some key action as sports fans get their final Sunday off before Super Sunday in Houston next week.
The Villanova Wildcats seek revenge today when they host Seton Hall as the Big East takes center stage on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Pirates upset the Wildcats in last season’s Big East Championship game which is why we’re expecting a big performance from the defending national champions.
The start of conference season continues with one of the top early season contests from the Big East in a battle of the undefeated as the defending national champs from Villanova visit Maurice Watson Jr. and the Creighton Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon.
When we last left the 2016 college basketball season we had successfully picked Villanova to win the National Title game against North Carolina as 3-point dogs. We also picked Villanova as one of our preseason future plays on November 11th, 2015 at 25-1. Now let’s get on to the 2017 season!
Hoops Futures: After crunching the numbers for the championship game tonight, there is only one real choice to make…
Jake Letarski, college basketball editor for RotoWire.com, joins Greg DePalma to preview the NCAA Tournament’s Final 4 matchups. Will Syracuse continue its Cinderella story against North Carolina? And what about the other matchup between No. 2 seeds Villanova and Oklahoma?
Hoops Futures: At 1000-1, Syracuse is clearly our favorite investment. That’s why for us, the real championship game is on Saturday night.