MADNESS: NOVA 6 1/2 OVER WINTHROP, ILLINOIS 22 1/2 OVER DREXEL

By Skip Charles in Vegas

March Madness is officially here, and the First Four is just two days away.

The biggest favorite William Hill for the first round? No. 1 seed Baylor, 26-point favorites over No. 16 seed Hartford. But it is a distinction that may not last. There’s no line set for No. 1 overall seed Gonzaga’s game, as it awaits the winner of Norfolk State and Appalachian State on Thursday:

First Four

Thursday, March 18
No. 16 Texas Southern (-2.5) vs. No. 16 Mount St. Mary’s — East Region
No. 16 Appalachian State (-3) vs. No. 16 Norfolk State — West Region
No. 11 Michigan State (-1) vs. No. 11 UCLA — East Region
No. 11 Wichita State (-2.5) vs. No. 11 Drake — West Region

Friday, March 19

First Round

South Region

No. 1 Baylor (-26) vs. No. 16 Hartford
No. 8 North Carolina (-2) vs. No. 9 Wisconsin
No. 5 Villanova (-6.5) vs. No. 12 Winthrop
No. 4 Purdue (-7.5) vs. No. 13 North Texas
No. 6 Texas Tech (-5) vs. No. 11 Utah State
No. 3 Arkansas (-9.5) vs. No. 14 Colgate
No. 7 Florida (-1) vs. No. 10 Virginia Tech
No. 2 Ohio State (-16.5) vs. No. 15 Oral Roberts

Midwest Region

No. 1 Illinois (-22.5) vs. No. 16 Drexel
No. 8 Loyola Chicago (-2.5) vs. No. 9 Georgia Tech
No. 5 Tennessee (-7.5) vs. No. 12 Oregon State
No. 4 Oklahoma State (-9.5) vs. No. 13 Liberty
No. 6 San Diego State (-2.5) vs. No. 11 Syracuse
No. 3 West Virginia (-12.5) vs. No. 14 Morehead State
No. 10 Rutgers (-1) vs. No. 7 Clemson
No. 2 Houston (-19.5) vs. No. 15 Cleveland State

Saturday, March 20

East Region

No. 1 Michigan vs. No. 16 Mount St. Mary’s/No. 16 Texas Southern
No. 8 LSU (-1.5) vs. No. 9 St. Bonaventure
No. 5 Colorado (-5) vs. No. 12 Georgetown
No. 4 Florida State (-11.5) vs. No. 13 UNC Greensboro
No. 6 BYU vs. No. 11 Michigan State/No. 11 UCLA
No. 3 Texas (-9) vs. No. 14 Abilene Christian
No. 7 UConn (-2) vs. No. 10 Maryland
No. 2 Alabama (-17.5) vs. No. 15 Iona

West Region

No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 16 Norfolk State/No. 16 Appalachian State
No. 8 Oklahoma (-2) vs. No. 9 Missouri
No. 5 Creighton (-7) vs. No. 12 UC Santa Barbara
No. 4 Virginia (-9) vs. No. 13 Ohio
No. 6 USC vs. No. 11 Wichita State/No. 11 Drake
No. 3 Kansas (-11) vs. No. 14 Eastern Washington
No. 7 Oregon (-6) vs. No. 10 VCU
No. 2 Iowa (-14.5) vs. No. 15 Grand Canyon

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