I at all times have combined emotions concerning the First 4. The video games are sometimes very aggressive, I simply do not like groups that gained their leagues having to battle for scraps that this stage of the NCAAs.
I additionally do not like energy convention groups that had loads of possibilities to show they’re worthy are getting “one other shot.” I really feel like these video games must be reserved for groups that gained their league however misplaced of their convention match solely. Or one thing like that.
Editorials apart, here’s a fast take a look at the First 4:
First 4 Finest Bets
No. 16 Texas Southern Tigers vs. No. 16 Texas A&M Corpus Christie Islanders
Texas Southern bought some notoriety once they beat Florida out of the SEC earlier within the season. Now they’ve an opportunity to get again on people’ radar with their sport towards one other workforce from Texas. The Tigers get the Islanders who bought sizzling on the proper second after posting only a .500 report within the Southland Convention. The Southland and the SWAC (Texas Southern) had been the worst-rated conferences in America so although these groups earned their spots that is most likely not going to be a fairly sport to look at. The superior metrics say the Tigers are the higher workforce so that appears just like the smarter play, although taking a go may make sense too. You’ll be able to skip a few of these video games if you’d like, bear in mind.
No. 16 Wright State Raiders vs. No. 16 Bryant Bulldogs
Wright State earns this spot with a 1 level win over Northern Kentucky within the Horizon League title sport. The Raiders can compete within the Horizon however there’s a good cause they’re only a No. 16 seed. They don’t have a selected energy however they’re definitely a good match for the Bulldogs so search for this one to be hotly contested. Bryant dominated within the Northeast Convention title sport and so they have solely misplaced twice since December 8. It has been a pleasant run so it’s a must to marvel how they may deal with it if they’ve some adversity. Most of these wins have been of the dominant selection too. The Bulldogs are fascinating. They do not have bigs however in addition they do not begin any gamers beneath 6’4″. This one might be a coin-flip sport so it is smart to seize the worth with the factors as a small margin.