NCAA Basketball Picks for March 20th, 2010

Shane HouseAnalyst IMarch 20, 2010

ANAHEIM, CA - NOVEMBER 29:  Willie Veasley #21 of Butler makes a pass play against Clemson during their 76 Classic game at Anaheim Convention Center on November 29, 2009 in Anaheim, California. Clemson defeated Butler 70-69.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
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St. Mary's (+4.5)

I like the way these guys played in their first round game. With a rotation that includes five Aussies and seven footer Omar Samhan, they all share the ball and play hard. They also have the right combination of good three point shooters and an intimidating big man down low to pull the upset. Villanova on the other hand did not impress me at all in their first game, as they barely escaped 15 seed Robert Morris. Look for cover and upset here.


Northern Iowa (+11.5)

With their good perimeter defence and efficient three point shooting, they should be able to hang with Kansas for the first half. I expect Kansas to close them out in the last few minutes, but Northern Iowa should not get blown out.


Wake Forest (+9.5)

I never like betting against a dominant team like Kentucky, but I like the dog here. Wake has a legit lottery pick in Al-Farouq Aminu and a stellar PG in Ishmael Smith. Just like Kansas, I believe Kentucky will pull it out in the last few minutes, but Wake Forest should give them a scare.


Butler (-4.5)

As good as Murray State played in knocking off Vanderbilt last round, I think their ride comes to an end here. Butler was just as impressive on Thursday and is built for a tournament run.

So as you can see, I like the underdogs today. They have more to prove and are out to make a name for themselves.

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