The Hawkeyes must win by 12 or more points (bet $106 to win $100)
Iowa made easy work of Illinois State in the first round with a 40-point win. Star and national player of the year hopeful Caitlin Clark did her thing, finishing with 27 points and 10 rebounds, good for her 16th double-double this season. The Hawkeyes are rolling on their eighth-straight dub, and they will be playing on Sunday in front of a sold-out crowd. We’re ready to be members of the Clark fan club and cheer on Iowa straight to the Sweet 16!!
The Gamecocks must win by 19 or more points (bet $112 to win $100)
Dawn Staley’s squad means business. After a shocking defeat at the hands of Kentucky in the SEC championship, the Gamecocks silenced the doubters with a 79-21 victory in the first round, holding their opponent to the fewest points EVER in a women’s NCAA tournament game. Aliyah Boston snagged her 25th straight double-double (!!) while 13 of the 14 SC players who saw minutes scored. We’re not sure about you, but this does not sound like a team to bet against.
The Terps must win by 11 or more points (bet $106 to win $100)
How about that hundo!? Maryland wreaked havoc in the first round, winning 102-71, while shooting a season-high 59.4% from the field and finishing one point shy of the school’s NCAA tournament single-game record (103). ALL five of the Terps’ starters tallied double digits in points. We miiiiight be a little biased, but we LOVE this team!!
The Cardinal must win by 19 or more points (bet $112 to win $100)
The defending champs were straight DUNKING on the competition in the first round (literally !!) The 6-foot-1 junior Fran Belibi hit Montana State with the rejection, burst out into transition and MONSTER JAMMED on the other end. Belibi, with her 12 points and 13 rebounds, was one of three Stanford players to total double figures in points in a 78-37 shellacking. This squad is HOT.