Daily Archives: March 16, 2023

Tennessee vs. Louisiana prediction, odds, time: 2023 NCAA Tournament picks, March Madness bets from top model

The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 2014 season when they face the Tennessee Volunteers in a first round game on Thursday at the Amway Center in Orlando. In their last appearance in the tournament, the Ragin’ Cajuns fell 76-66 to a Doug McDermott-led Creighton team in the first round. This year, …

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Michael Jordan preparing to sell majority stake of Charlotte Hornets

Michael Jordan is preparing to sell the Charlotte Hornets. Jordan is engaged in serious talks to sell a controlling portion of the franchise to an ownership group led by current minority owner Gabe Plotkin and Atlanta Hawks minority owner Rick Schnall, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Specifics of that deal are not yet known, though a sale is not imminent. …

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Princeton, Furman kick off March Madness with stunning upsets

The madness is fully underway. The first full day of the men’s NCAA Tournament began Thursday with some dramatic upsets, with No. 13 seed Furman scoring the day’s first upset when the Paladins shocked No. 4 Virginia. Then, No. 15 Princeton busted brackets everywhere by upending No. 2 Arizona after trailing most of the game – and marking the third straight year a No. 15 seed …

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Lonzo Ball to undergo third surgery on knee, could miss 2023-24 NBA season

Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball will undergo a cartilage transplant in his left knee, the team announced Thursday, marking the third procedure he’s had on the same knee. Ball called the journey to return from a meniscus tear “frustrating.” ESPN reported the 25-year-old could miss the entire 2023-24 season recovering, his second straight. “My main focus has been on returning to the court and getting …

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March Madness 2023: Vice President Kamala Harris gives postgame pep talk to Howard after its loss to Kansas

Getty Images Howard gave Kansas a surprising challenge in its first NCAA Tournament game since 1992, leading five times in the second half of Thursday’s game before eventually falling 96-68 to the defending champions. Vice President Kamala Harris — a Howard alum — watched the action from a suite at Wells Fargo Arena, and the Bison’s gutsy performance compelled her …

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Northwestern vs. Boise State prediction, odds: 2023 NCAA Tournament picks, March Madness bets by proven model

The West Region of the 2023 NCAA Tournament features a highly competitive environment, and an appetizing matchup is set for Thursday evening. The No. 7 seed Northwestern Wildcats face the No. 10 Boise State Broncos at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. Northwestern is making its second NCAA Tournament appearance in program history, and the Wildcats are 21-11 overall this …

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Kawhi Leonard hilariously calls his own teammate for an offensive foul

Getty Images Kawhi Leonard is the most straight-up basketball player in the NBA. He isn’t looking to manipulate officials in any way, neither with unnatural movements nor whiny reactions that are meant to, perhaps, influence the next call. You whistle Leonard for a foul, whether it was a correct call or an atrocious call, and he just stops and jogs …

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West Virginia vs. Maryland prediction, odds, time: 2023 NCAA Tournament picks, March Madness bets by top model

With No. 1 overall seed Alabama likely waiting in the wings in the second round, a pair of power-conference programs square off in a 2023 NCAA Tournament matchup on Thursday afternoon. The No. 8 seed Maryland Terrapins face the No. 9 West Virginia Mountaineers at Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Ala. The game also opens the first round in a standalone …

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Virginia vs. Furman prediction, odds, time: 2023 NCAA Tournament picks, March Madness bets from proven model

The fourth-seeded Virginia Cavaliers are hoping to make a deep 2023 NCAA Tournament run as they open play against the 13th-seeded Furman Paladins in a South Region game on Thursday in Orlando, Fla. The Cavaliers (25-7), who are the regular season co-champions of the ACC, are making their 25th NCAA Tournament appearance and ninth since 2012. The Paladins (27-7), who …

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Lonzo Ball to undergo third knee surgery, miss 2023-24 season

The news continues to get more bleak and sad about Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball’s knee injury. On Thursday, it was confirmed that Ball would be going under the knife for the third time in efforts to eliminate the pain and discomfort in his left knee. Reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Ball will undergo a third procedure on his …

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Hawks’ Bogdan Bogdanovic agrees to four-year, $68 million contract extension, per report

Getty Images The Atlanta Hawks and Bogdan Bogdanovic have agreed to a four-year, $68 million contract extension, per Adrian Wojnarowski. Bogdanovic had an $18 million player option for the 2023-24 season, which he is declining, meaning this new contract will kick in at the start of next season.  In his third season with the Hawks, Bogdanovic is averaging 14.1 points, …

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Missouri vs. Utah State prediction, odds, time: 2023 NCAA Tournament picks, March Madness bets by proven model

A first-round matchup in the 2023 NCAA Tournament takes place when the No. 7 seed Missouri Tigers and the No. 10 seed Utah State Aggies clash in the South Region on Thursday afternoon. The Aggies are looking to advance to the second round for the first time since 2001. Meanwhile, Missouri last made the tournament in 2021, when the Tigers …

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2023 March Madness: Jim ‘Mattress Mack’ McIngvale puts $4.05M on Houston to win NCAA Tournament

USATSI If it’s a marquee sporting event, Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale will likely have (a lot of) money on it. March Madness is no different, as the Texas furniture store owner has placed a total of $4.05 million in bets on Houston men’s basketball team to win the 2023 NCAA Tournament.  During the 2022-23 regular season, McIngvale placed multiple bets …

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