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Midwest Regional Snapshot
East · West · South · Midwest
Midwest Regional Matchups - Bracket Breakdown

1 Kansas vs. 16 UC Davis
2 Louisville vs. 15 Jacksonville State
3 Oregon vs. 14 Iona
4 Purdue vs. 13 Vermont
5 Iowa State vs. 12 Nevada
6 Creighton vs. 11 Rhode Island
7 Michigan vs. 10 Oklahoma State
8 Miami, Fl. vs. 9 Michigan State

Odds to win Midwest Regional - per Sportsbook.ag
Kansas 7/5
Louisville 3/1
Purdue 11/2
Iowa State 8/1
Oregon 5/1
Michigan 12/1
Oklahoma State 15/1
Creighton 30/1
Rhode Island 40/1
Miami, Fl. 50/1
Michigan State 60/1
Nevada 100/1
Vermont 200/1
Iona 500/1
Jacksonville State 1000/1
UC Davis 2000/1

Midwest Regional Stats
Seed Team SU ATS Away Last 5 Last 10 O-PPG D-PPG FG% 3-PT% FT%
1 Kansas 28-4 12-17-1 14-3 4-1 8-2 82.7 72.4 48.7 40.5 66.6
2 Louisville 24-8 17-12-1 8-7 2-3 6-4 77.5 65.8 45.6 35.9 68.5
3 Oregon 29-5 19-14 12-5 4-1 8-2 79.1 65 48.1 37.8 71.1
4 Purdue 25-7 17-11-1 10-5 3-2 8-2 80.1 67.2 48 40.6 76.4
5 Iowa State 23-10 18-12 11-7 4-1 9-1 80.9 72 46.9 40.2 69.8
6 Creighton 25-9 19-13 12-5 3-2 5-5 82.1 72.5 50.8 40 68.2
7 Michigan 24-11 16-16 9-8 5-0 8-2 74.8 65.5 48.3 38.1 77.5
8 Miami, Fl. 21-11 11-19 7-9 2-3 6-4 69.4 63.7 45.3 35.9 71.8
9 Michigan State 19-14 17-15 5-12 2-3 5-5 71.7 68.4 46.8 37.6 66.3
10 Oklahoma State 20-12 16-11 9-7 2-3 6-4 85.5 78 46.4 40.1 78.7
11 Rhode Island 24-9 18-14 11-6 5-0 8-2 73.4 64.9 45.2 33.9 65.7
12 Nevada 28-6 23-11 15-5 5-0 9-1 80 70.9 45 38.5 70.3
13 Vermont 29-5 4-4 13-4 5-0 10-0 73.6 61.6 49.6 36.9 70.2
14 Iona 22-12 14-16-2 14-8 4-1 6-4 80.5 76.4 45.5 39.7 77
15 Jacksonville State 20-14 17-12 15-9 4-1 7-3 69.7 67.6 45.7 37.2 71.2
16 UC Davis 22-12 17-12-1 11-12 4-1 8-2 70.5 68.9 43.7 35.4 66.5
16 NC Central (Out) 25-8 6-0 14-6 3-2 8-2 75.1 63.4 45.7 34 68.1


Favorite: Kansas (28-4 SU, 12-17-1 ATS)
For the third time in four years, Kansas failed to capture the Big 12 tournament championship after losing its quarterfinal game against TCU. The Jayhawks still picked up a top regional seed for the third time in five seasons as Kansas has the luxury of playing in nearby Tulsa for the first two games, then potentially in Kansas City for the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight. KU squares off with the winner of North Carolina Central and New Orleans on Friday as Bill Self’s team has won its last three tournament openers by double-digits.

Underachiever: Michigan State (19-14 SU, 17-15 ATS)
The Spartans started out of the gate at 4-4 this season, in spite of those losses coming to Arizona, Kentucky, Baylor, and Duke. Michigan State was knocked out in the opening round of the tournament last season in surprising fashion as a second seed against upstart Middle Tennessee State as the Spartans draw Miami on Friday. Tom Izzo’s club dropped three of their final four games, while losing eight of their last 10 contests played away from East Lansing.

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Keep an Eye on: Iowa State (23-10 SU, 18-12 ATS)
The Cyclones rolled to a Big 12 tournament title for the third time in four seasons, as Iowa State locked up a fifth seed. ISU was shocked as a third seed in 2015 by UAB as 14-point favorites in a 60-59 defeat in the opening round, but the Cyclones reached the Sweet 16 last season before bowing out to Virginia in a 13-point loss. The Cyclones take on Mountain West champion Nevada in the opening round in Milwaukee on Thursday as ISU is a six-point favorite. Iowa State has won eight of its past 10 games in the favorite role, while Nevada has covered nine consecutive contests.

Upset-Minded: Vermont (29-5 SU, 4-4 ATS)
The Catamounts are riding a 21-game winning streak since losing at Butler, 81-69 in late December. Vermont faces another Hoosier State squad in the opening round when it faces Big 10 regular season champion Purdue on Thursday. The Catamounts are back in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2012, as Vermont won its play-in game before getting blown out by North Carolina.

Double-Digit Favorites: Kansas, Louisville, Oregon
Although the Jayhawks don’t know their opponent yet for their opener, KU is expected to be a hefty favorite. Louisville heads to Indianapolis to face Jacksonville State out of the Ohio Valley on Friday as 19 ½-point favorites. The second-seeded Cardinals head into this matchup at 2-7 ATS the last nine games overall, including a 1-2 ATS mark as a nine-point favorite or higher. Louisville is back in the tournament for the first time since 2015, but the Cardinals have failed to cash in their last two tourney openers.

Oregon fell short of capturing the Pac-12 tournament title in a three-point loss to Arizona, but the Ducks were rewarded with a third seed and will face Iona. The Ducks travel down the coast to Sacramento as 14 ½-point favorites against the Gaels. Oregon has won and covered four straight first round tournament games since 2013.

Easiest Travel: Purdue (25-7 SU, 17-11 ATS)
The Boilermakers lost early in the Big 10 tournament to Michigan in overtime, but Purdue won’t have to travel very far for the opening weekend by heading to Milwaukee. Purdue squares off with 13th-seeded Vermont out of the America East, as the Boilermakers are looking to advance to the second round of the tournament for the first time since 2012.

Toughest Travel: Iona (22-12 SU, 14-16-2 ATS)
The Gaels are back in the NCAA tournament for the second straight year, but Iona travels cross-country to face Oregon at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento. To make matters worse, the game tips off at 11 a.m. local time, the second straight year that Iona will draw an early tip out west as it played Iowa State at noon local time in Denver last March and lost, 94-81.

Highest Total: Iowa State/Nevada – 154 ½

Lowest Total: Louisville/Jacksonville State – 134

  
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