Busting Brackets

NCAA Basketball: Picks for Day 93 of the 2023-24 season

After a big day for bubble games, the Thursday schedule is lighter in terms of impact games but there are some great mid major games to pay attention to.

Drexel reacts as the Dragons extend their lead in the second half of Delaware's 58-54 loss at the
Drexel reacts as the Dragons extend their lead in the second half of Delaware's 58-54 loss at the / William Bretzger/Delaware News Journal /

Yesterday was a good day for some bubble teams and not good for some others. Nebraska lost another road game. This time it was a quad 1 loss to Northwestern. The Huskers are still in the field and have a very favorable schedule to close it out. Time for Nebraska to go on a run if they want to make the field. Providence beat Creighton in their annual Pink Out game. Seton Hall beat Georgetown. Wisconsin lost to Michigan in Ann Arbor. It is now the third straight loss for Wisconsin.

Auburn beat Alabama and Tennessee beat LSU. UCLA beat Stanford and the Bruins look like one of those teams who may make a run in the conference tournament and find themselves in the conference final. Finally, UNC Asheville beat High Point. That game was between the top two teams in the Big South conference. Asheville gives themselves a chance to win the league now.

Yesterday I went 33-19 that brings my 92 day total to 2,656-1083 overall. There are only two power conferences in action today. Those are the Big 10 and the Pac 12. Outside of that there are a lot of mid major games on the schedule today. Picks for day 93 February 8, 2024, are below.

Chattanooga over VMI

Binghamton over Albany

Youngstown over Milwaukee

Memphis over Temple

Monmouth over William & Mary

Stony Brook over Elon

Campbell over Northeastern

Hofstra over Hampton

UNC Wilmington over Drexel

Towson over Delaware

Penn State over Iowa

Quinnipiac over Saint Peter’s

Mount St. Mary’s over Manhattan

Marist over Siena

Niagara over Iona

Fairfield over Rider

Merrimack over Long Island

Central Connecticut over Sacred Heart

Fairleigh Dickinson over Wagner

Le Moyne over Stonehill

Samford over UNC Greensboro

Robert Morris over Green Bay

Northern Kentucky over Oakland

Wright State over Detroit Mercy

Vermont over NJIT

UMass Lowell over UMBC

Bryant over New Hampshire

North Florida over North Alabama

Jacksonville over Central Arkansas

Liberty over MTSU

Sam Houston over Jacksonville State

Stephen F. Austin over UT Rio Grande Valley

Arizona over Utah

Colorado over Arizona State

Charleston over North Carolina A&T

South Dakota over Denver

North Dakota over Omaha

St Thomas over Oral Roberts

North Dakota State over Kansas City

Lipscomb over Queens

Austin Peay over Kennesaw State

Utah Valley over Tarleton State

Northern Colorado over Montana State

Northern Arizona over Montana

Tennessee Tech over Southeast Missouri Stat

Western Illinois over Little Rock

Tennessee State over Lindenwood

Southern Indiana over Eastern Illinois

Florida Atlantic over UAB

Morehead State over SIU Edwardsville

Utah Tech over Southern Utah

UC Davis over Fullerton

Weber State over Portland State

Idaho State over Sacramento State

Washington State over Oregon State

Oregon over Washington

Cal Baptist over UT Arlington

Seattle over Abilene Christian

Northridge over Cal Poly

Riverside over Bakersfield

UC Irvine over Santa Barbara

San Francisco over Pepperdine

Hawaii over UC San Diego

Outside of the Pac-12 and the lone game in the Big Ten, there are a lot of quality mid-major games. UNC Wilmington and Drexel is a battle for first place in the CAA. Washington State travels to Oregon State to take on a Beavers team that is much improved. The Cougars need to avoid a loss to stay in the projected tournament field.

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Can UAB pull off the upset over FAU? The Owls have been a different team away from home. There is going to be a lot of movement on the bubble every day. If you are on the bubble just keep winning everywhere to make the tournament.