March Madness Betting Guide: First Round, Thursday

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March Madness Betting Guide: First Round, Thursday

It is officially March Madness as first round action of the NCAA Tournament got underway.

Before automatically penciling a recognizable program past a lower-seeded mid-major you should take a trip back in time, before the New Year, and see just who these small schools sharpened their teeth against this season, and even the year before.

-ESPN's Myron Medcalf picked 3-seed Michigan State to take it all.

The Hurricanes (22-10) had one last attempt after Ingram's shot but couldn't complete the long inbounds pass.

The 21st ESPN Men's Tournament Challenge collected 17.3 million completed brackets, the second-most ever behind only last year's explosion of 18.8 million, which surpassed the previous mark set in 2016 by almost 6 million.

Last college game for Trae Young? Meet the 12-seed in the West, South Dakota State.

Senior guard Devonte' Graham scored 29 points with 6 rebounds and 6 assists as top-seeded Kansas downed stubborn Penn 76-60 in Wichita, Kan. At the peak period of entries shortly before the start of the first game today, fans registered 33,472 brackets per minute.

So much so he's offering employees $US1 million a year for life if they correctly predict a flawless March Madness bracket through to the "Sweet 16". Throughout the years there have been changes to the tournament, some good, some maybe not so good.

Montana vs MI 9:50 p.m.

His Final Four on the men's side also includes defending national champion North Carolina (who he correctly picked to win the 2017 tournament), Villanova and Virginia.

Three of the teams in this inexperienced bunch play Friday in San Diego.

Given the place the NCAA Tournament holds in the memories for many of us, I asked a handful of the members of Syracuse's basketball team what their best and earliest NCAA Tournament memories were on Tuesday.

Pictured above: Arizona forward Deandre Ayton (13) reaches for a loose ball during a first-round game against Buffalo in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, in Boise, Idaho. The 14th-seeded Raiders, who won the Horizon League Tournament to earn an automatic bid, finished the season at 25-10.

5. If you win money, it is a gesture to tip the host.

. A year ago he picked the North Carolina men and UConn women to win, and at least the Tar Heels obliged.

March Madness will be broadcast live on TV on CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTV.

"We've gotten better", Krzyzewski said. In 1987 however, Oklahoma and Georgetown escaped East Tennessee State and Princeton by one point each. The record is 132-0 in favor of the No. 1 seeds.

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