Big 12 Favored in Every First Round Game

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The 2024 NCAA Tournament gets underway this week with eight Big 12 teams playing in March Madness. And the odds are out for the First Round games. The Big 12 is favored in every game listed thus far. Texas is the only game without a line, as the Longhorns are awaiting their opponent, Virginia or Colorado State, as those two get set for a play-in game this week.

Here’s a look at the Big 12 lines for the first round NCAA Tournament games, from


Big 12 Lines

·         Duquesne vs BYU (-8)

·         South Dakota State vs Iowa State (-15½)

·         TCU (-3½) vs Utah State

·         Samford vs Kansas (-6½)

·         Longwood vs Houston (-23½)

·         NC State vs Texas Tech (-5½)

·         Colgate vs Baylor (-12½)

And if you’re looking for the rest of the games, here’s the line for every single first round game in the 2024 NCAA Tournament.

Play-In Games

·         Boise State vs Colorado (-3)

·         Montana State vs Grambling State (-4)

·         Virginia vs Colorado State (-2)

·         Howard (-2½) vs Wagner


East Region

·         Stetson vs UConn (-27)

·         Northwestern vs Florida Atlantic (-2½)

·         UAB vs San Diego State (-7)

·         Yale vs Auburn (-13½)

·         Morehead State vs Illinois (-12½)

·         Drake vs Washington State (-1)

Midwest Region

·         McNeese State vs Gonzaga (-6)

·         Oregon (pk) vs South Carolina (pk)

·         Akron vs Creighton (-12½)

·         Saint Peter’s vs Tennessee (-19)

South Region

·         Texas A&M (pk) vs Nebraska (pk)

·         James Madison vs Wisconsin (-4)

·         Vermont vs Duke (-11½)

·         Oakland vs Kentucky (-13½)

·         Western Kentucky vs Marquette (-14)

West Region

·         Michigan State (-1½) vs Mississippi State

·         Grand Canyon vs St. Mary’s (-5½)

·         Charleston vs Alabama (-9)

·         New Mexico(-3) vs Clemson

·         Nevada (-1) vs Dayton

·         Long Beach State vs Arizona (-19½)

The Men’s NCAA Tournament culminates with the Final Four, which will be held April 6-8 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, where the national champion will be crowned. The defending national champion is UConn, which beat San Diego State in last year’s championship game.