March Madness: 2023 NCAA event bracket picks and scores

Baylor ahead Jalen Bridges (11) celebrates with ahead Josh Ojianwuna (15) after making a shot on the buzzer ending the primary half towards Iowa State within the second spherical of the Big 12 Conference event on March 9 in Kansas City, Mo.

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No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 16 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Thursday, 11:45 a.m.
Line: N/A
Pick: Alabama has been blowing out overmatched groups all yr. The Crimson Tide will present no mercy.
Alabama 104, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 59

No. 8 Maryland vs. No. 9 West Virginia
Thursday, 9:15 a.m.
Line: West Virginia by 2.
Pick: The Big 12 bought a lot respect as a league that seven-win West Virginia bought into the event. The Mountaineers will show that the committee’s learn was proper.
West Virginia 66, Maryland 61

No. 5 San Diego State vs. No. 12 Charleston
Thursday, 12:10 p.m.
Line: San Diego State by 5.
Pick: The Aztecs’ reward for having an incredible yr and successful the Mountain West? A visit throughout the nation to Orlando to play a possible Cinderella with a 31-3 document. San Diego State’s protection will assist it survive.
San Diego State 62, Charleston 58

No. 4 Virginia vs. No. 13 Furman
Thursday, 9:40 a.m.
Line: Virginia by 5.5.
Pick: The Cavaliers, even after successful the 2019 nationwide title, won’t ever escape their distinction as the one No. 1 seed to lose to a 16 seed. They’ll be a well-liked upset decide this week, however Tony Bennett’s workforce will discover a approach.
Virginia 66, Furman 59

No. 6 Creighton vs. No. 11 N.C. State
Friday, 1 p.m.
Line: Creighton by 5.5.
Pick: The Bluejays have a deep, skilled roster that performs properly collectively. N.C. State is just too depending on one-on-one basketball to prevail.
Creighton 73, N.C. State 60

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No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 14 UC Santa Barbara
Friday, 10:30 a.m.
Line: Baylor by 10.5.
Pick: There’s a window for the Gauchos to tug an upset if Baylor’s guards are chilly from the sector. But after dropping within the second spherical final yr, the Bears shall be dialed in.
Baylor 72, UC Santa Barbara 63

No. 7 Missouri vs. No. 10 Utah State
Thursday, 10:40 a.m.
Line: Utah State by 1.5.
Pick: The Aggies and Tigers rank in KenPom’s prime 15 for offensive effectivity, so this must be a enjoyable one to observe. Utah State is much less of a watch sore on protection.
Utah State 76, Missouri 75

No. 2 Arizona vs. No. 15 Princeton
Thursday, 1:10 p.m.
Line: Arizona by 14.5.
Pick: Princeton will attempt to muddy this one up and should succeed early, however Arizona is just too explosive to remain grounded for lengthy.
Arizona 88, Princeton 65