College Basketball Weekend Picks (3/9-3/11) – The Final Daily Picks Article of the Season

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Friday, March 9th

VCU (18-14, 9-9 A 10) vs #25 Rhode Island (23-6, 15-3 A 10) – 12PM ET, NBC Sports Network – Atlantic 10 Tournament Quarterfinal

Prediction: Rhode Island 78, VCU 71

SMU (17-15, 6-12 American) vs #8 Cincinnati (27-4, 16-2 American) – 12PM ET, ESPN2 – American Athletic Conference Tournament Quarterfinal

Prediction: Cincinnati 72, SMU 58

Alabama (18-14, 8-10 SEC) vs #16 Auburn (25-6, 13-5 SEC) – 1PM ET, ESPN – SEC Tournament Quarterfinal

Prediction: Auburn 81, Alabama 70

Memphis (20-12, 10-8 American) vs Tulsa (19-11, 12-6 American) – 2PM ET, ESPN2 – American Athletic Conference Tournament Quarterfinal

Prediction: Tulsa 75, Memphis 69

Georgia (18-14, 7-11 SEC) vs Kentucky (21-10, 10-8 SEC) – 3PM ET, ESPN – SEC Tournament Quarterfinal

Prediction: Kentucky 72, Georgia 68

Western Kentucky (23-9, 14-4 C-USA) vs Old Dominion (25-6, 15-3 C-USA) – 4PM ET, CBS Sports Network – C-USA Tournament Semifinal

Prediction: Western Kentucky 72, Old Dominion 71

Troy (16-16, 9-9 Sun Belt) vs Georgia State (21-10, 12-6 Sun Belt) – 6PM ET, ESPN3 – Sun Belt Tournament Quarterfinal

Prediction: Georgia State 76, Troy 73

Richmond (12-19, 9-9 A 10) vs St. Bonaventure (24-6, 14-4 A 10) – 6PM ET, NBC Sports Network – Atlantic 10 Tournament Quarterfinal

Prediction: St. Bonaventure 79, Richmond 74

Providence (20-12, 10-8 Big East) vs #3 Xavier (28-4, 15-3 Big East) – 6:30PM ET, Fox Sports 1 – Big East Tournament Semifinal

Prediction: Xavier 82, Providence 70

Temple (17-14, 8-10 American) vs #11 Wichita State (24-6, 14-4 American) – 7PM ET, ESPNU – American Athletic Conference Tournament Quarterfinal

Prediction: Wichita State 80, Temple 72

Mississippi State (22-10, 9-9 SEC) vs #13 Tennessee (23-7, 13-5 SEC) – 7PM ET, SEC Network – SEC Tournament Quarterfinal

Prediction: Tennessee 72, Mississippi State 66

Kansas State (22-10, 10-8 Big 12) vs #9 Kansas (25-7, 13-5 Big 12) – 7PM ET, ESPN – Big 12 Tournament Semifinal

Prediction: Kansas 75, Kansas State 68

#19 Clemson (23-8, 11-7 ACC) vs #1 Virginia (29-2, 17-1 ACC) – 7PM ET, ESPN2 – ACC Tournament Semifinal

Prediction: Virginia 64, Clemson 57

Saint Louis (17-15, 9-9 A 10) vs Davidson (18-11, 13-5 A 10) – 8:30PM ET, NBC Sports Network – Atlantic 10 Tournament Quarterfinal

Prediction: Davidson 71, Saint Louis 63

Northern Colorado (22-11, 11-7 Big Sky) vs Montana (24-7, 16-2 Big Sky) – 8:35PM ET, Watch Big Sky/Eleven Sports – Big Sky Tournament Semifinal

Prediction: Montana 76, Northern Colorado 69

Eastern Michigan (21-11, 11-7 MAC) vs Toledo (22-10, 13-5 MAC) – 9PM ET, CBSSports.com

Prediction: Eastern Michigan 76, Toledo 71

Grand Canyon (21-10, 9-5 WAC) vs Utah Valley (22-9, 10-4 WAC) – 9PM ET, ESPN3 – WAC Tournament Semifinal

Prediction: Utah Valley 72, Grand Canyon 68

UCF (19-12, 9-9 American) vs #21 Houston (24-6, 14-4 American) – 9PM ET, ESPNU – American Athletic Conference Tournament Quarterfinal

Prediction: Houston 65, UCF 57

San Diego State (20-10, 11-7 MW) vs #22 Nevada (27-6, 15-3 MW) – 9PM ET, CBS Sports Network – Mountain West Tournament Semifinal

Prediction: Nevada 79, San Diego State 70

UCLA (21-10, 11-7 Pac-12) vs #15 Arizona (25-7, 14-4 Pac-12) – 9PM ET, Pac-12 Network – Pac-12 Tournament Semifinal

Prediction: Arizona 81, UCLA 73

Arkansas (22-10, 10-8 SEC) vs #23 Florida (20-11, 11-7 SEC) – 9PM ET, SEC Network – SEC Tournament Quarterfinal

Prediction: Florida 78, Arkansas 70

Butler (20-12, 9-9 Big East) vs #2 Villanova (28-4, 14-4 Big East) – 9PM ET, Fox Sports 1 – Big East Tournament Semifinal

Prediction: Villanova 87, Butler 69

#18 West Virginia (23-9, 11-7 Big 12) vs #14 Texas Tech (24-8, 11-7 Big 12) – 9PM ET, ESPN2 – Big 12 Tournament Semifinal

Prediction: Texas Tech 73, West Virginia 70

#12 North Carolina (24-9, 11-7 ACC) vs #5 Duke (26-6, 13-5 ACC) – 9PM ET, ESPN – ACC Tournament Semifinal

Prediction: Duke 82, North Carolina 67

CS Fullerton (18-11, 10-6 Big West) vs UC Davis (22-9, 12-4 Big West) – 9:30PM ET, ESPN3 – Big West Conference Tournament Semifinal

Prediction: UC Davis 75, CS Fullerton 66

Utah State (17-16, 8-10 MW) vs New Mexico (18-14, 12-6 MW) – 11:30PM ET, CBS Sports Network – Mountain West Tournament Semifinal

Prediction: New Mexico 84, Utah State 79

Oregon (22-11, 10-8 Pac-12) vs USC (22-10, 12-6 Pac-12) – 11:30PM ET, Fox Sports 1 – Pac-12 Tournament Semifinal

Prediction: USC 74, Oregon 71

UC Irvine (17-16, 11-5 Big West) vs UC Santa Barbara (23-8, 11-5 Big West) – 11:59PM ET, ESPNU – Big West Conference Tournament Semifinal

Prediction: UC Santa Barbara 68, UC Irvine 67

Saturday, March 10th

UT Arlington (20-12, 10-8 Sun Belt) vs Louisiana (27-5, 16-2 Sun Belt) – 12:30PM ET, ESPN3 – Sun Belt Conference Tournament Semifinal

Prediction: Louisiana 85, UT Arlington 76

Memphis (21-12, 10-8 American) vs #8 Cincinnati (28-4, 16-2 American) – 1PM ET, CBS – American Athletic Conference Tournament Semifinal

Prediction: Cincinnati 76, Memphis 61

Saint Joseph’s (16-15, 10-8 A 10) vs #25 Rhode Island (24-6, 15-3 A 10) – 1PM ET, CBS Sports Network – Atlantic 10 Tournament Semifinal

Prediction: Saint Joseph’s 75, Rhode Island 70

Alabama (19-14, 8-10 SEC) vs Kentucky (22-10, 10-8 SEC) – 1PM ET, ESPN – SEC Tournament Semifinal

Prediction: Kentucky 76, Alabama 67

Yale (16-14, 9-5 Ivy) vs Pennsylvania (22-8, 12-2 Ivy) – 3PM ET, ESPN2 – Ivy League Tournament Semifinal

Prediction: Pennsylvania 76, Yale 70

Georgia Southern (21-11, 11-7 Sun Belt) vs Georgia State (22-10, 12-6 Sun Belt) – 3PM ET, ESPN3 – Sun Belt Conference Tournament Semifinal

Prediction: Georgia State 76, Georgia Southern 71

Arkansas (23-10, 10-8 SEC) vs #13 Tennessee (24-7, 13-5 SEC) – 3PM ET, ESPN – SEC Tournament Semifinal

Prediction: Tennessee 74, Arkansas 70

Davidson (19-11, 13-5 A 10) vs St. Bonaventure (25-6, 14-4 A 10) – 3:30PM ET, CBS Sports Network – Atlantic 10 Tournament Semifinal

Prediction: Davidson 77, St. Bonaventure 74

#21 Houston (25-6, 14-4 American) vs #11 Wichita State (25-6, 14-4 American) – 3:30PM ET, CBS – American Athletic Conference Tournament Semifinal

Prediction: Houston 81, Wichita State 74

San Diego State (21-10, 11-7 MW) vs New Mexico (19-14, 12-6 MW) – 6PM ET, CBS – Mountain West Tournament Final

Prediction: San Diego State 82, New Mexico 79

#18 West Virginia (24-9, 11-7 Big 12) vs #9 Kansas (26-7, 13-5 Big 12) – 6PM ET, ESPN – Big 12 Tournament Final

Prediction: Kansas 78, West Virginia 76

Providence (21-12, 10-8 Big East) vs #2 Villanova (29-4, 14-4 Big East) – 6:30PM ET, FOX – Big East Tournament Final

Prediction: Villanova 84, Providence 68

Toledo (23-10, 13-5 MAC) vs Buffalo (25-8, 15-3 MAC) – 7PM ET, ESPN2 – MAC Tournament Final

Prediction: Buffalo 85, Toledo 78

Eastern Washington (20-13, 13-5 Big Sky) vs Montana (25-7, 16-2 Big Sky) – 8PM ET, ESPNU – Big Sky Tournament Final

Prediction: Montana 73, Eastern Washington 71

Marshall (23-10, 12-6 C-USA) vs Western Kentucky (24-9, 14-4 C-USA) – 8:30PM ET, CBS Sports Network – C-USA Tournament Final

Prediction: Western Kentucky 83, Marshall 79

#12 North Carolina (25-9, 11-7 ACC) vs #1 Virginia (30-2, 17-1 ACC) – 8:30PM ET, ESPN – ACC Tournament Final

Prediction: Virginia 69, North Carolina 65

Grand Canyon (22-10, 9-5 WAC) vs New Mexico State (27-5, 12-2 WAC) – 10PM ET, ESPNU – WAC Tournament Final

Prediction: New Mexico State 72, Grand Canyon 68

USC (23-10, 12-6 Pac-12) vs #15 Arizona (26-7, 14-4 Pac-12) – 10PM ET, Fox Sports 1 – Pac-12 Tournament Final

Prediction: Arizona 75, USC 73

CS Fullerton (19-11, 10-6 Big West) vs UC Irvine (18-16, 11-5 Big West) – 11:59PM ET, ESPN2 – Big West Conference Tournament Final

Prediction: UC Irvine 70, CS Fullerton 68

Sunday, March 11th

 Pennsylvania (23-8, 12-2 Ivy) vs  Harvard (18-12, 12-2 Ivy) – 12PM ET, ESPN2 – Ivy League Tournament Final

Prediction: Pennsylvania 71, Harvard 68

 Davidson (20-11, 13-5 A 10) vs #25  Rhode Island (25-6, 15-3 A 10) – 1PM ET, CBS – Atlantic 10 Tournament Final

Prediction: Davidson 76, Rhode Island 72

 Kentucky (23-10, 10-8 SEC) vs #13  Tennessee (25-7, 13-5 SEC) – 1PM ET, ESPN – SEC Tournament Final

Prediction: Kentucky 71, Tennessee 70

 UT Arlington (21-12, 10-8 Sun Belt) vs  Georgia State (23-10, 12-6 Sun Belt) – 2PM ET, ESPN2 – Sun Belt Tournament Semifinal

Prediction: Georgia State 76, UT Arlingon 74

#21  Houston (26-6, 14-4 American) vs #8  Cincinnati (29-4, 16-2 American) – 3:30PM ET, CBS – American Athletic Conference Tournament Final

Prediction: Cincinnati 70, Houston 67

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