Busting Brackets

NCAA Basketball: Picks for Day 91 of the 2023-24 season

Another top 5 team lost last night and a few more play today. Could there be some more upsets today?

Feb 2, 2024; Omaha, Nebraska, USA; Butler Bulldogs guard Landon Moore (14) and center Andre Screen
Feb 2, 2024; Omaha, Nebraska, USA; Butler Bulldogs guard Landon Moore (14) and center Andre Screen / Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Another top 5 team lost in conference on the road again last night.  It had been three days since the last occurrence.  Kansas State beat Kansas and Kansas after their win against Houston on Saturday night came into the game as number 4 in the country.  The Wildcats have never lost a game under Jerome Tang in overtime, and they have only lost two games at the Octagon of Doom under their current head coach. That was the type of win that Kansas State needed to get their season back on track.  Virginia is likely headed to the NCAA tournament after blowing out the Miami Hurricanes.  Miami failed to score 40 points in the game and lost by 22 points. McNeese got back to winning in the Southland with a 26-point victory.

Yesterday I went 11-6 in my picks which brings my 90-day total to 2,604-1,051 overall. There are a lot of very good power five games today in the SEC, Big 12. ACC, and Big East.  Most of the games in those conferences are going to have an impact on the NCAA tournament seeding or the bubble.  Outside of those conferences there are crucial games in the Mountain West and the Atlantic 10 as well.  Today is going to be an intense day for NCAA tournament teams.  It is also going to be an intense day within conferences when it comes to seeding teams.  Picks for day 91 February 6, 2024, are below.

South Carolina over Ole Miss

Maryland over Rutgers

St. John’s over DePaul

North Carolina over Clemson

Houston over Oklahoma State

Georgia Tech over Wake Forest

Boston College over Florida State

Ohio State over Indiana

George Washington over Rhode Island

VCU over Fordham

Niagara over Canisius

Miami Ohio over Northern Illinois

Ball State over Ohio

Akron over Central Michigan

Kent State over Western Michigan

Bowling Green over Buffalo

Toledo over Eastern Michigan

Texas over Iowa State

Dayton over Saint Joseph’s

BYU over Oklahoma

Little Rock over UT Martin

UConn over Butler

Kentucky over Vanderbilt

New Mexico over Wyoming

Baylor over Texas Tech

Utah State over Nevada

Colorado State over Boise State

South Florida over Charlotte

Michigan State over Minnesota

San Jose State over Fresno State

San Diego State over Air Force

Saint Mary’s over Pacific

There are a lot of games today that are very interesting.  Clemson plays North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and the Tigers could desperately use a win to seal their NCAA tournament bid.  Houston is looking to bounce back after giving up 70 points in consecutive games. South Carolina is newly ranked and has a brutal matchup with Ole Miss today. Everyone should take the under in the Maryland and Rutgers game as both teams are horrible on the offensive end of the floor.

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Butler just got a huge win over Creighton on Friday night; can they follow it up with a win over top-ranked UConn in Storrs?  There are a lot of storylines today and today is a day that is going to see a lot of movement one way or another in tournament seeding.