1First and Second Round Picks

Locks

The following teams are @fantasybeast15‘s locks to win their first game.

(1) Virginia over UMBC
(1) Villanova over LIU Brooklyn/Radford
(1) Kansas over Penn
(1) Xavier over NC Central/Texas Southern
(2) Purdue over CSU Fullerton
(2) Duke over Iona
(2) North Carolina over Lipscomb
(3) Michigan State over Bucknell
(3) Michigan over Montana
(4) Arizona over Buffalo
(4) Wichita State over Marshall
(4) Gonzaga over UNCG

Near Locks

The following teams are @fantasybeast15‘s near locks to win their first game. These teams will likely win, but there is at least some uncertainty.

(2) Cincinnati over Georgia State
(3) Tennessee over Wright State
(3) Texas Tech over S.F. Austin
(4) Auburn over Charleston
(5) West Virginia over Murray State

Likely Winners

The following teams are @fantasybeast15‘s picks to win, but these games should remain closer than the choices above. There is a higher chance of an upset in these games.

(11) UCLA over St. Bonaventure (First Round)
(16) Radford over LIU Brooklyn (First Round)
(16) Texas Southern over NC Central (First Round)

(5) Kentucky over Davidson
(5) Clemson over New Mexico State
(5) Ohio State over South Dakota State

50/50 Picks

The following teams are @fantasybeast15‘s picks to win, but these matchups should stay close throughout the game. There are some upset picks here, and all of these games feature a spread of fewer than five points.

(11) Syracuse over Arizona State (First Round)

(6) Miami over Loyola-Chicago
(6) Florida over UCLA/St. Bonaventure
(6) Houston over San Diego State
(7) Arkansas over Butler
(7) Texas A&M over Providence
(8) Creighton over Kansas State
(8) Virginia Tech over Alabama
(9) NC State over Seton Hall
(9) Florida State over Missouri
(10) Texas over Nevada
(10) Oklahoma over Rhode Island
(11) Syracuse over TCU

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