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NCAA Basketball: Picks for Day 122 of 2023-24 season

Most of the schedule today is conference tournaments. Some top seeds in the tournaments are playing today and may be upset
Dec 31, 2021; Lexington, Kentucky, USA; High Point Panthers guard Bryant Randleman (5) brings the
Dec 31, 2021; Lexington, Kentucky, USA; High Point Panthers guard Bryant Randleman (5) brings the / Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports

In case I have not mentioned this before, Conference tournaments are in full swing and there have been some very interesting results in those games. In the Sun Belt Georgia Southern who previously had 8 wins on the season beat South Alabama. Louisiana beat Coastal Carolina, Marshall beat Georgia State, and Texas State looks like a team who may go on a little bit of a run as they beat Southern Mississippi who I like as a sleeper. My champion in the Horizon League is out. Cleveland State beat Youngstown State. Oakland beat Fort Wayne, Northern Kentucky beat Wright State, and Milwaukee beat Green Bay. In the Missouri Valley Missouri State blasted Murray State, Belmont beat Valpo, Evansville beat Illinois State, and Illinois Chicago beat Southern Illinois. The Patriot League went as expected with Colgate, Lehigh, Boston University, and Bucknell all advancing. The Ohio Valley saw Western Illinois beat Tennessee State and Morehead State beat SIU Edwardsville.

The first tournament final is set in the Atlantic Sun. Stetson needed a late run to beat Jacksonville and Austin Peay beat North Alabama. Stetson has never made the NCAA tournament. The result of the night was in the West Coast Conference tournament. Pepperdine beat Pacific by a final score of 102-43. No that is not a typo. Wisconsin got back to winning with a win over Rutgers at Kohl Center. Sam Houston won the Conference USA. Washington beat Washington State, Arizona beat UCLA, and Oregon State ended any chance of Utah making the tournament as an at large as they beat the Utes. USC beat Arizona State. Stanford beat California and Colorado stays alive with a win over Oregon. The Pac 12 will be very interesting next week in their conference tournament.

Yesterday I went 33-21 in my picks that gives me a 121 day total of 3,600-1,496 overall. There is some more day time basketball today and it will likely mean that there are going to be some more upsets and NCAA tournament dreams coming to an end. The Big South, Missouri Valley, Ohio Valley, and WCC resume today. The CAA, Summit League, and Southern all start today. There are very few games today outside of conference tournaments so enjoy those. Only three days left of the regular season. Picks for day 122 March 8, 2024 are below.

High Point over Radford

Indiana State over Missouri State

North Carolina A&T over William & Mary

Winthrop over Longwood

Northern Iowa over Belmont

Elon over Hampton

Mercer over The Citadel

UNC Asheville over Charleston Southern

Akron over Western Michigan

Dayton over VCU

Drake over Evansville

Miami Ohio over Ohio

Bowling Green over Ball State

Northern Illinois over Buffalo

Central Michigan over Eastern Michigan


Little Rock over Western Illinois

Gardner-Webb over Presbyterian

Oral Roberts over South Dakota

Toledo over Kent State

Pepperdine over San Diego

Wichita State over Tulane

Bradley over Illinois-Chicago

San Diego State over Boise State

UT Martin over Morehead State

LMU over Portland

There is not much going on outside of conference tournaments. The Big South gets things started with the favorite and home team High Point taking on Radford. UNC Asheville also plays Charleston Southern in the Big South. Indiana State and Drake take the floor today in the Missouri Valley. Indiana State plays Missouri State and Drake plays Evansville.

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The Ohio Valley will determine a final to be played tomorrow night. Little Rock and Western Illinois and Morehead State and UT Martin are the four teams battling it out for a chance at the NCAA tournament. San Diego State and Boise State is the best non-tournament game today.