NCAA basketball tournament - 03-20-09

Mar 20, 2009 6:57 PM
by GT Staff |

March Madness continues with the balance of first round match-ups. GT’s Play of the Day was a solid 3-0 yesterday, so let’s keep the wins coming.

Louisville (1) -21 vs. Morehead State (16): Rick Pitino’s squad has come a long way since its crushing loss to UNLV on New Year’s Eve. Ranked No. 1 overall in the tournament, the Cardinals wound up going 16-2 in the Big East conference, winning 20 of their last 22 games. This should be an easy win for Louisville, with its backers getting cash as well.

Utah (5) Pk vs. Arizona (12): The Utes sneaked past a solid San Diego State squad to win the MWC tournament. Led by 7-footer Luke Nevill, Utah is a disciplined squad, capable of advancing into the tournament. Give the nod to Utah to put away Arizona, which many question whether they should even be here.

Wake Forest (4) -8 vs. Cleveland State (13): The Vikings catch the Demon Deacons in a bit of a slump. Moreover, Cleveland State has had success playing top teams on the road, to wit, a win coming at Syracuse. They’ll be tough to put away in this match-up and should be in the game to the end. Take the points with State.