NCAA Basketball

The Thursday action is a prelude to the main event, which gets underway on Friday. There are 16 games taking place on Friday, with the same scheduled for Saturday.

If you are engaging with basketball betting this weekend, you’ll need to devote a lot of time, effort and energy into the process!

First Four results were:

  • Mount St Mary’s Mountaineers 52 vs. Texas Southern Tigers 60
  • Wichita State Shockers 52 vs. Drake Bulldogs 53
  • Norfolk State Spartans 54 vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers 53
  • MI State Spartans 80 vs. UCLA Bruins 86

If you fancy a last-minute tinker with your bracket or bets, this is the time to do so.

First Round – Friday, March 19
Home Team   Away Team
(7) Floridavs.(10) Virginia Tech
(3) Arkansasvs.(14) Colgate
(1) Illinoisvs.(16) Drexel
(6) Texas Techvs.(11) Utah State
(2) Ohio Statevs.(15) Oral Roberts
(1) Baylorvs.(16) Hartford
(8) Loyola Chicagovs.(9) Georgia Tech
(5) Tennesseevs.(12) Oregon State
(4) Oklahoma Statevs.(13) Liberty
(8) North Carolinavs.(9) Wisconsin
(2) Houstonvs.(15) Cleveland State
(4) Purduevs.(13) North Texas
(7) Clemsonvs.(10) Rutgers
(6) San Diego Statevs.(11) Syracuse
(3) West Virginiavs.(14) Morehead State
(5) Villanovavs.(12) Winthrop

There is barely time to draw breath after the opening day of the First Round, as Saturday features a busy fixture list too.

First Round – Saturday, March 20
Home Team   Away Team
(5) Coloradovs.(12) Georgetown
(4) Florida Statevs.(13) UNC Greensboro
(3) Kansasvs.(14) Eastern Washington
(8) LSUvs.(9) St. Bonaventure
(1) Michiganvs.(16) Texas Southern
(5) Creightonvs.(12) UC Santa Barbara
(2) Alabamavs.(15) Iona
(6) USCvs.(11) Drake
(2) Iowavs.(15) Grand Canyon
(7) UConnvs.(10) Maryland
(4) Virginiavs.(13) Ohio
(8) Oklahomavs.(9) Missouri
(1) Gonzagavs.(16) Norfolk State
(6) BYUvs.(11) UCLA
(3) Texasvs.(14) Abilene Christian
(7) Oregonvs.(10) VCU

We roll straight in to Sunday and Monday with the Second Round, and it is only after this point that teams, coaches and fans get a chance to take stock. Well, many of the teams will be heading home, but the teams who make their way beyond the First and Second Round have a few days to start preparing for the Sweet Sixteen which starts on Saturday 27th March, and concludes on Sunday 28th March.