Sweet 16: Picking the Thursday Games

Villanova -4 vs Miami

miami-hurricanes-mens-basketball-maryland-terrapins

I’m anticipating the annual Villanova early exit here. Miami pulls off the upset.

Oklahoma -2 vs Texas A&M

usa-today-9016883_0

Buddy Hield has been the best player in the country all year, expect him to lead the Sooners to a victory in this former Big 12 matchup. A&M got lucky in the second round, their luck runs out today.

Kansas -6.5 vs Maryland

KU%20Hoops%20rs%20100214%20093f

Maryland has been playing good basketball in the tournament, and if they have a shot, Melo Trimble needs to go off. Kansas has too much though, and will cover and win as Perry Ellis leads the Jayhawks on a run for his second title of his 12 year Kansas career.

Oregon -3 vs Duke

hi-res-dde00346e5cb7bcd42ef6c4935c992f3_crop_north

I don’t think either team is all that good, and in the end I’ll go with coaching and the Blue Devils cover the spread.