12:00 PM EST
Iowa State +14 over Oklahoma (win)
I look at the Iowa State lineup and their coaching staff and am baffled to why they are not a better basketball team. Oklahoma has been shorthanded the last few games and have stepped up against great competition. This is team is going to be a tough out in the tournament, but how will they play today when they are not in an underdog like roll? This is a game in which I believe Iowa State is getting close to putting together a full game. Oklahoma has played in close games and might take their foot off the gas and be in a dog fight late. Take Iowa State.
2:30 PM EST
Wisconsin +3.5 over Illinois (loss)
You won’t find many more teams with the athletes that Illinois has, but this is a team that doesn’t play for 40 minutes. The Badgers are a team full of seniors and they do have the size to match up with Illinois. I believe Wisconsin will frustrate the Illini with their methodical pace and I believe will protect the ball enough not to give Illinois easy points. Take Wisconsin.
3:00 PM EST
Texas -2.5 over Oklahoma State (loss)
Texas is the most athletic team in the country and they are looking for a punching bag. Oklahoma State is a good young team, but they depend too much on Cade Cunningham who as a young freshman can simply not show up for long periods of the game. The Longhorns should control the glass and be the more physical team. Take Texas.