According to Vegas Insider's latest NCAA basketball odds, Villanova (4/7) and Virginia (6/5) are current favorites to win their regions as the No. 1 seed. Selection Sunday officially starts March Madness when the 68 teams chosen to participate are revealed. 4. Xavier is still awaiting their first-round opponent for their game scheduled this Friday.
No. 2 North Carolina vs. Junior guard Phil Booth, who missed seven games with a hand injury earlier this season, is also a major threat but must recover from an 0-for-5 shooting effort in the Big East final. However, this is also the first time they're entering the field as a top seed, while the other three squads already have achieved that distinction.
The most popular national title game combination remains No. 1 Virginia vs.
Nevada is unsafe because it possesses four players who average over 13 points per game, with Caleb Martin leading the way with 19.1 points per game.
Polite, a junior forward, leads the team in scoring (13.5), rebounds (7.9) and steals (1.9) while going over 1,100 points for his career after scoring 13 on Tuesday.
Danville Area Community College at Lincoln College (2), 1 p.m. Duke boasts a talented team that could send as many as four players into the first round of this summer's NBA Draft, including Marvin Bagley. More than 16 percent have No. 12 Murray St. over West Virginia.
Tennessee's winning formula of balance and tough defense were on full display Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament as the third-seeded Volunteers simply grinded Wright State into the floorboards at American Airlines Center in Dallas, winning 73-47.
If you are looking for positives as a Virginia fan, you can take solace in the fact the first weekend should be straightforward, as the Cavaliers will play in front of what will likely be a friendly crowd in Charlotte, North Carolina.