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NCAA Basketball: Picks for Day 95 of the 2023-24 season

There is a giant slate of games today. It is not going to be fun to be a fan of a team on the bubble over these next few weeks. Their important games start today.

Baylor v Kansas State
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It is hard to have too many storylines with only three games yesterday but there was one. Dayton lost to VCU on the road which is not going to be good for their quest to get a three seed. Then there is the Nevada Wolf Pack who just beat San Diego State to move to 5-2 in quad 1 wins and will find themselves in the field. Colorado State has won four in a row and they will find themselves in the NCAA tournament field as well. That was it for the games on Friday. Only three games in the entire NCAA. 

Yesterday I went 2-1 in my picks which brings my 94 day total to 2,707-1,098 overall. Today is not for the weak it is going to be a huge day of unbelievable basketball and there are a ton of bubble teams who are going to be looking for a win to get themselves in the field or stay in the field. It is going to be a huge day of games and it is going to be hard to figure out which ones to watch. Expect big performances by star players, expect huge wins, and devastating losses. It is the stretch run of the season and it is time for teams to go on a run to earn their way into the NCAA tournament. Picks for day 95 February 10, 2024, are below.

UConn over Georgetown

Wisconsin over Rutgers

Alabama over LSU

Clemson over Syracuse

Loyola Chicago over George Washington

Fort Wayne over IUPUI

Western Illinois over Tennessee Martin

Brown over Columbia

Creighton over Xavier

Saint Joseph’s over Saint Louis

South Carolina over Vanderbilt

Appalachian State over Toledo

High Point over Gardner-Webb

Northeastern over Monmouth

Iona over Canisius

Central Connecticut over Fairleigh Dickinson

Samford over VMI

Vermont over UMBC

Army over Navy

Youngstown State over Green Bay

Duke over Boston College

Michigan State over Illinois

Iowa State over TCU

Georgia State over Miami Ohio

Central Michigan over Old Dominion

Southern Mississippi over Western Michigan

Indiana State over Missouri State

UNC Wilmington over Hampton

Stony Brook over Campbell

Hofstra over North Carolina A&T

Butler over Providence

Holy Cross over American

Richmond over La Salle

Saint Bonaventure over Duquesne

Bucknell over Boston University

Saint Peter’s over Fairfield

Robert Morris over Milwaukee

Yale over Cornell

Harvard over Dartmouth

Bryant over Binghamton

North Dakota over Kansas City

North Dakota State over Omaha

Texas A&M Commerce over New Orleans

North Florida over Central Arkansas

Florida International over Middle Tennessee

Davidson over George Mason

Ohio over Arkansas State

Georgia Southern over Buffalo

Louisiana Monroe over Eastern Michigan

South Alabama over Northern Illinois

Texas over West Virginia

South Florida over Rice

Winthrop over Longwood

Chicago State over South Carolina State

Fresno State over Air Force

Merrimack over Le Moyne

Western Carolina over Mercer

North Alabama over Jacksonville

UT Arlington over Stephen F. Austin

Auburn over Florida

Charleston over Drexel

Morehead State over Eastern Illinois

Pine Bluff over Alcorn State

North Carolina over Miami

Houston over Cincinnati

Kentucky over Gonzaga

Texas Tech over UCF

Wake Forest over NC State

UTSA over East Carolina

Belmont over Valpo

Murray State over Evansville

UNC Asheville over South Carolina Upstate

Delaware over William & Mary

Ohio State over Maryland

Texas Southern over Florida A&M

Quinnipiac over Mount St. Mary’s

St Francis Pa over Stonehill

UNC Greensboro over Chattanooga

Northern Kentucky over Detroit Mercy

UMass Lowell over NJIT

South Dakota State over Oral Roberts

Northwestern State over Southeastern Louisiana

Bethune over Prairie View

Utah Valley over Abilene Christian

Fullerton over Bakersfield

Northern Arizona over Montana State

Northern Colorado over Montana

Kent State over Troy

Presbyterian over Radford

Lindenwood over Tennessee Tech

Houston Christian over Incarnate Word

Tennessee State over Southeast Missouri State

Stetson over Eastern Kentucky

Texas State over Ball State

Oregon over Washington State

Grambling over Alabama State

Colgate over Loyola Maryland

Denver over St Thomas

McNeese over Texas A&M Corpus Christi

Lipscomb over Kennesaw State

Cal Baptist over Utah Tech

Western Kentucky over Jacksonville State

Austin Peay over Queens

California over UCLA

Kansas over Baylor

Marquette over St. John’s

Akron over James Madison

Virginia Tech over Notre Dame

Bradley over Drake

Arkansas over Georgia

ETSU over Furman

Princeton over Penn

Seattle over Tarleton

Georgia Tech over Louisville

Nebraska over Michigan

Southern over Alabama A&M

Oregon State over Washington

Oklahoma over Oklahoma State

Lafayette over Lehigh

Southern Illinois over Illinois State

Manhattan over Siena

Rider over Marist

Wofford over The Citadel

Wright State over Oakland

Jackson State over Mississippi Valley State

New Hampshire over Maine

Lamar over Nicholls

Florida Gulf Coast over Bellarmine

Long Beach State over Cal Poly

Eastern Washington over Idaho

Purdue over Indiana

Tennessee over Texas A&M

New Mexico over UNLV

Utah over Arizona State

Florida State over Virginia

Sacred Heart over Long Island

Grand Canyon over Southern Utah

Liberty over Louisiana Tech

UC Irvine over UC Riverside

Idaho State over Portland State

Missouri over Mississippi State

Saint Mary’s over Portland

Southern Indiana over SIU Edwardsville

LMU over Pepperdine

UTEP over New Mexico State

Weber State over Sacramento State

Arizona over Colorado

BYU over Kansas State

Utah State over Boise State

Stanford over USC

San Francisco over Santa Clara

San Diego over Pacific

Santa Barbara over Northridge

Hawaii over UC Davis

There is a whole lot to talk about today. Let's start in the Big Ten because they have huge games in that league. Ohio State plays Maryland in Columbus and they desperately need a win to keep their season from spiraling out of control. Nebraska plays Michigan in Lincoln and the Huskers are in desperate need of a win to stay in the field. Something tells me Nebraska is going to come out and make a lot of shots and win that game. Indiana travels to Mackey for a showdown with Purdue. The Hoosiers likely will lose but that game always has some intrigue. The first game in that league is between Wisconsin and Rutgers. Can the Badgers get over their three-losing streak in a very tough place to play? Michigan State needs to beat Illinois end of that story.

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The Big 12 has the best set of games on the day. Kansas and Baylor is the premier game of the day followed by Iowa State and TCU, and then BYU and Kansas State, Houston and Cincinnati, and Texas and West Virginia. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State round out the day in the loaded Big 12. That league has good games every night that you can never take a breather. Can Gonzaga pick up a win against Kentucky for their first quad 1 win of the year?  I don’t think so but you never know what can happen. A huge day of games on Super Bowl eve.