March Madness: Elite 8
Four of the Elite 8 teams are in action this afternoon and evening, seeking a berth in the Final Four.
In the afternoon game, 2 seed Kansas State is a 4 1/2 point favorite over 5 seed Butler, the conqueror of 1 seed Syracuse. Butler plays good defense and will want to control pace. K-State appears to have better athletes. But K-State also plays great defense. K-State beat a very good Xavier team in 2OT in the Sweet 16, after blowing a big 1st half lead. Both teams seem plenty tough mentally. I like K-State (-4.5).
In the evening game, 1 seed Kentucky boasts the likely top 2 picks in the upcoming NBA draft (John Wall and Demarcus Cousins) and seems the best team in the tournament. But 2 seed West Virginia is physical and tough. Expect a rough game. I like Kentucky (-5) to tough it out in the second half.
This is an Open Thread.
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