Who let it be March already?!This college basketball season has zipped by, and it’s already time for conference tournaments before selection Monday in just 13 days!! Let’s catch up on three teams with a lot to prove this week before wagering on them in the national tourney.
The Terrapins’ offense was the best in the country last year, and by returning every player from the rotation and adding a top-25 recruit, things were expected to stay that way. But it’s been a relatively flat season for the Terps, which lost three of its four conference games by double-digits.Can they get hot at the right time?
Big Ten tournament begins: Wednesday
Maryland plays: Friday vs. Penn State, Rutgers or Indiana
NCAA Tourney Champion Odds:+5000 (bet $100 to win $5,000)
The Irish got stomped by Louisville in a 24-point loss at home to finish the regular season. That made for two losses to the Cards in February by a combined 50 points and just four wins against top-25 teams all season.Is it time to worry?
ACC Tournament begins: Wednesday
Notre Dame plays: Friday vs. Boston College or Florida State
NCAA Tourney Champion Odds: +10000 (bet $100 to win $10,000)
The Volunteers’ 18-1 start to the season included five top-25 wins and a ranking as high as No. 5. But the rest of the season hasn’t been so kind. Tennessee has fallen to three unranked teams and dropped double-digit losses to South Carolina and UConn.Can this team find its rhythm again?
SEC Tournament begins: Wednesday
Tennessee plays: Friday vs. Georgia, Alabama or Auburn
NCAA Tourney Champion Odds: +3000 (bet $100 to win $2,200)