Live Longshots and Key Underdogs: NCAA Tourney 2010

ctsports picksAnalyst IMarch 16, 2010

NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 14:  A cheerleader for the Mississippi State Bulldogs performs against the Kentucky Wildcats during the final of the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament at the Bridgestone Arena on March 14, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. Kentucky won 75-74 in overtime.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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No one can escape the mania of March when it comes NCAA Tournament time. What does everyone love, the Underdogs, the upsets and the buzzer beaters. Today we will give you the cinderella's and the underdog that you must keep an eye on. Hopefully this will help you pick a winning bracket or maybe even help you if you are betting against the spread.

Also make sure you check out our other NCAA tips articles: 5 Tips to a Winning Bracket & NCAA Tournament Seeds, Records, and Trends.

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Cornell: Ivy League have not won a tournament game in forever but this is not your typical Ivy League team. Led by Wittman the son of former great IU star Randy Wittman. This might be the best three point shooting team in the tournament if they are hot watch out.

Old Dominion:26 wins with a few really nice wins like the one over Georgetown. ODU can defend, rebound and at times can score. The Colonial conference has done very well and have worn the Cinderella slipper many times. Notre Dame has been hot but if they cool off they definitely are vulnerable.

Sienna:Two years in a row they have had upsets in the big dance. Not quite as good as the last two teams that they have brought to the big dance, but with the experience they are dangerous. Definitely a live long shot with the balanced scoring and the style conflict for Purdue.

Saint Mary's: A double digit upset of their arch enemy Gonzaga should have you looking twice at them. They do shoot the three well over 41% on season. Plus they are not playing a power house as Richmond is only from the A10.

Murray State:The Racers did not beat much in the regular season but they were impressive with both great shooting percentage (51%) and rebounding margin (+6). Vandy is a tough team but if Murray State's great depth can speed up the game, who know's miracles do happen.

UTEP: One of the teams that should be upset with their seed. UTEP dominated Conference USA all year and just ran into a buzz saw in Houston in the tournament. They are real dangerous for Butler as UTEP can score and when hot can really put up some serious offense. Not only can they win one game but if hot could win two.

Houston:The hottest team on offense in the whole tournament with the leading scorer in the nation. Coleman can go off for 25 plus on anyone and Maryland should really be worried. If Houston can replicate last weeks magic on offense, they could make a big run.

We could go on and on but in our opinion these are the most logical seven teams that can win at least one game and who knows maybe even more. Make sure you take your time to fill out your bracket and don't forget check out our other articles that will help you study the past trends and records.

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