The NCAA Tournament has a lot of upsets.
But there are some that are more likely to make it.
Here are five teams that have the most to play for this year.
Marquette vs. Creighton (Friday, Dec. 12) There is no way this game will go the way of the Bluejays.
Marquese Chriss was the star of the game in the opener, and the Blue Jays are riding a seven-game winning streak.
But this will be a rematch of last season’s NCAA Tournament, when the Bluejeres lost to the Cardinals and lost to a 6-3 Creighton squad in the first round.
The Bluejaeres were up 4-0 heading into the first half.
But Creighton scored the final 12 points in the third quarter, and it was an 8-2 run that put Marquette ahead.
Chriss scored 17 of his 25 points in overtime to help Marquette to a 70-69 lead.
The game was close throughout, with Creighton leading at times by as much as 12.
Marques was able to get off its game-tying 3-pointer with about eight minutes to play.
CreBes shot a scorching 53 percent from the field.
The Cardinals shot 50 percent and scored 12 straight points to take a 64-60 lead.
But Marquette pulled away with a 13-2 spurt that gave the Blue Jackets a 73-62 lead.
Chrises shot 4 for 12 from the floor and six for 10 from 3-point range.
He had 13 points and nine rebounds, including three steals.
Indiana vs. North Carolina (Saturday, Dec 12) Indiana was the second-best team in the country entering this weekend’s tournament, and North Carolina had a chance to make a run at the national title.
Indiana shot 56 percent from 3, and went on a 9-0 run in the second half.
The Hoosiers got a little sloppy early in the game, but they came right back.
North Carolinians led by as many as 25 points at halftime, but Indiana outscored them 35-12 to take control of the second halves.
In the third half, Indiana led by 14 points, but North Carolina went on to win in overtime 79-71.
Kansas vs. Syracuse (Sunday, Dec 13) Kansas was coming off its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2001.
The Jayhawks won the regular season series against Syracuse, beating the Tigers 67-65 on Feb. 10.
Kansas led by 18 at halftime and had a 16-0 edge in points during the first quarter, but Syracuse got on the board in the fourth.
The Tigers finished the game on a 14-2 break, but Kansas held off Syracuse for the win.
Kansas shot 50.6 percent from beyond the arc, and scored 29 points in its first five possessions.
Syracuse went on an 11-0 spurt, hitting 10 of 15 shots and making 6 of 10 from the 3-Point Line.
Syracuse shot a blistering 52.6% from the Field Goal Line and scored 25 points during that span.
Florida vs. Michigan State (Monday, Dec 14) It’s easy to write off Florida State, which was a top-10 team entering this season, as a “failing team” after an early exit from the NCAA Tournament.
After beating Georgia Tech in the Elite Eight, Florida was the highest-ranked team in our bracket.
The Seminoles shot a stellar 61.7 percent from three-point land, and finished the night with 24 assists.
But Michigan State went on the offensive and went 15 of 26 from beyond three-points, and hit 13 of 20 from long range.
The Spartans also went 11 of 25 from beyond two-point territory, but hit 10 of 14 from three.
Arizona vs. Notre Dame (Tuesday, Dec 15) Arizona had a bye in the tournament, so it was difficult to write Arizona off.
The Wildcats scored 31 first-half points and shot 58.5 percent in the opening half, and their second half was even better, as they hit 51.7 per cent from the free throw line and made 18 of 26 attempts.
Arizona shot 50% overall, and was a plus-30 from the foul line.
Villanova vs. Purdue (Wednesday, Dec 16) Purdue and Villanova have a great rivalry.
But the Wildcats are the favorite to win the Big Ten Tournament, which would put them in the NCAA Championship Game, a game Villanova won in 2007.
The Boilermakers are shooting 47.2% from beyond 20 feet, and have won three of four.
Villanys leading scorer is Anthony Bennett, who has scored 23.8 points per game this season.
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