Finally, the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament is underway. The action on March Madness 2017 NCAA was tipped off, Thursday, early afternoon with the matchups of Gonzaga, Butler, Virginia and Notre Dame. The first day of "The Round of 64" included star players such as Monte Morris, Bonzie Colson, Lauri Makkanen, and London Perrantes.
March Mardness 2017 NCAA Results Coming In
The March Madness 2017 NCAA results are already here. There are figures that support earlier predictions and results that disprove some of them. Fourth-seeded West Virginia employed a full court press against the Patriot League. Pundits have given West Virginia a 13 ½ point favorite to win the game. In the end, West Virginia pulled off an 86-80 win over the Patriot League. They will now go to the second round against Notre Dame who is seeded number five.
Florida Defeated East Tennesee State
In other March Madness 2017 NCAA games, Florida, seeded number four, gave East Tennessee State, seeded number 13, a devastating loss. ETSU left the court with the final score of 80-65. In other match-ups, Butler easily cruised over Winthrop winning the game with a 76-64 final score. Some pundits have predicted that this will be the result of this match-up.
SMU May Reach The Elite Eight
As for March Madness 2017 NCAA predictions, Stephen Oh of SportsLine, an expert in predicting upsets, says that he has plenty of upset predictions this year. One of them is the Number 6, SMU, which he predicts to go up to the Elite Eight. Oh has previously predicted eight out of nine upsets in the NCCA Tournament.
Ball Could Be The Most Outstanding Player
Gary Parish also has his share of March Madness 2017 NCAA tournament picks. He believes that the Bruins roster has the right combination of experience and youth. Parish says that they have a great offense, a good point guard, and pros at multiple positions. He says this team will cut nets in Phoenix and Lonzo Ball will be chosen as the Most Outstanding Player in the Final Four.