Busting Brackets

NCAA Basketball: Picks for Day 67 of the 2023-2024 season

After a light Friday, the Saturday schedule is jam packed with huge conference games that have huge NCAA tournament implications.

Jan 10, 2024; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Oklahoma Sooners guard Javian McCollum (2) controls the ball
Jan 10, 2024; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Oklahoma Sooners guard Javian McCollum (2) controls the ball / Chris Jones-USA TODAY Sports

There were a light slate of games on Friday but there were still some eye-popping results. Iowa smoked Nebraska three days after the Huskers beat Purdue. That one was to be expected given how basketball works but the Huskers flat-out need to play better if they want to make the NCAA tournament. Indiana beat Minnesota in Bloomington. In the Atlantic 10 Dayton dominated Duquesne from start to finish. Kennesaw State hit a buzzer-beater to beat Florida Gulf Coast and Villanova dominated DePaul. That was pretty much it from the key results on Friday.

Yesterday I went 8-8 in my picks. That brings my 66 day total to 1,864-694 total. There are a lot of games on today. Many of the games are going to have tournament implications and the key to remember is don’t get blown out by people, especially on the road. Picks for a loaded day 67 January 13, 2024, are below.

Tennesee over Georgia

North Carolina over Syracuse

Wisconsin over Northwestern

NC State over Louisville

Northeastern over Towson

Butler over Seton Hall

Ohio over Western Michigan

Morehead State over SIU Edwardsville

La Salle over VCU

Creighton over St. John’s

Gardner-Webb over Presbyterian

Stony Brook over William & Mary

Ole Miss over Vanderbilt

Fairleigh Dickinson over Stonehill

Miami Ohio over Eastern Michigan

The Citadel over Wofford

Northern Kentucky over Detroit Mercy

UMass Lowell over UMBC

Kansas over Oklahoma

Texas A&M over Kentucky

San Diego State over New Mexico

Wake Forest over Virginia

UIC over Bradley

Indiana State over Belmont

Winthrop over Radford

UNC Asheville over Longwood

SC Upstate over Charleston Southern

Hofstra over Campbell

Providence over Xavier

Navy over Lafayette

George Washington over Davidson

UMass over Rhode Island

Merrimack over Le Moyne

Sacred Heart over Long Island

Central Michigan over Kent State

Furman over ETSU

Western Carolina over Mercer

Oakland over IUPUI

Vermont over NJIT

Texas A&M Commerce over Houston Christian

Purdue over Penn State

Florida State over Notre Dame

St Bonaventure over Fordham

UNLV over Utah State

Clemson over Boston College

Denver over South Dakota State

Kansas City over North Dakota

UT Arlington over Seattle

Missouri over South Carolina

Colgate over Bucknell

Texas State over UL Monroe

Coastal Carolina over Old Dominion

Arkansas State over Louisiana

UCF over BYU

Howard over Maryland Eastern Shore

Texas Tech over Kansas State

SMU over East Carolina

Wyoming over Fresno State

Southern over Florida A&M

American over Army

Florida over Arkansas

Saint Joseph’s over Loyola Chicago

Central Connecticut over St Francis PA

Northern Illinois over Bowling Green

Tennessee Tech over Southeast Missouri

Marshall over South Alabama

James Madison over Appalachian State

Albany over Binghamton

Northwestern State over Incarnate Word

Nicholls over Lamar

Bethune over Grambling

Northridge over Fullerton

Charleston over Monmouth

UT Martin over Little Rock

Tennessee State over Lindenwood

Eastern Illinois over Western Illinois

Central Arkansas over Bellarmine

Duke over Georgia Tech

Alabama State over Alcorn State

Lehigh over Holy Cross

Loyola MD over Boston University

Troy over Southern Mississippi

Georgia State over Georgia Southern

New Orleans over Texas A&M Corpus Christi

McNeese over Southeastern Louisiana

Lipscomb over Austin Peay

Western Kentucky over Jacksonville State

UC Davis over Bakersfield

Houston over TCU

Arizona over Washington State

Auburn over LSU

Texas over West Virginia

Iowa State over Oklahoma State

Texas Southern over Pine Bluff

North Texas over Temple

Richmond over George Mason

Samford over VMI

Jackson State over Alabama A&M

MTSU over Sam Houston


Prairie View over Mississippi Valley

Virginia Tech over Miami

Evansville over Missouri State

Drexel over Elon

Saint Mary’s over Santa Clara

Toledo over Ball State

Chattanooga over UNC Greensboro

New Hampshire over Bryant

Portland State over Weber State

Idaho over Eastern Washington

UT Rio Grande Valley over Utah Valley

Baylor over Cincinnati

Oregon over California

Charlotte over UTSA
Southern Illinois over Drake

Omaha over North Dakota State

Oral Roberts over St Thomas

Grand Canyon over Tarleton State

Cal Baptist over Abilene Christian

Montana State over Northern Colorado

Eastern Kentucky over North Alabama

Mississippi State over Alabama

Stephen F Austin over Southern Utah

LMU over Pacific

Montana over Northern Arizona

Sacramento State over Idaho State

Air Force over San Jose State

Colorado over USC

San Diego over Pepperdine

San Francisco over Portland

UC San Diego over Cal Poly

Santa Barbara over Long Beach

Hawaii over Riverside

There is a lot of quantity today and it is headlined by Oklahoma and Kansas. Kansas coming off a loss to UCF in Florida and Oklahoma desperately needs a huge win to justify their high ranking. Colorado takes on USC without the Trojans best player, point guard Isaiah Collier. If you will notice I picked a lot of home teams to win because this year has proven winning on the road is difficult to do. Mississippi State and Alabama is very intriguing to me. Two contrasting styles in that game as one team loves to play fast and shoot threes. The other plays extremely slow and deliberate.

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The best mid-major game today is James Madison and Appalachian State. James Madison played a lot better after they lost and got the monkey off their back. Appalachian State is one of the better teams in the Sun Belt and it was the team I thought would beat James Madison initially.