2017 NCAA Tournament Bracket Picks: First Four
[lead align=”default”]Today, we take you through our picks for every game of the 2017 NCAA Tournament, beginning with the First Four in Dayton.[/lead]
These games may not seem that important, but to the eight teams participating, they are. After all, it’s win or go home. It’s especially crucial for those 11 seeds with contests are on Tuesday and Wednesday. The 16s have little or no chance at victory in the next round, but as Tom Jones might say, it’s not unusual for a First Four at-large to win again. Or something.
Which squads will move on to the second round as we open the festivities?
2017 NCAA Tournament Picks: First Four
2017 First Four Games
[alert heading=”16 Mount St. Mary’s vs. 16 New Orleans (Tuesday 6:40pm ET)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]The NEC champions face off against the victors of the Southland.[/alert]
[alert heading=”11 Kansas State vs. 11 Wake Forest (Tuesday 9:10pm ET)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]Two bubble teams that surged into the field in the final week meet for the right to face Cincinnati in the South region.[/alert]
[alert heading=”16 North Carolina Central vs. 16 UC-Davis (Wednesday 6:40pm ET)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]The Aggies look to make their first tournament appearance count, while the Eagles seek their first tournament win in their second visit.[/alert]
[alert heading=”11 USC vs. 11 Providence” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]This is a rematch of last year’s East Region 8-9 game, which the Friars won by a single point.[/alert]