Pick: Iowa State (+1.5) vs. Kansas
Reasoning: As we all probably could’ve guessed, the BIG12 Tournament championship will once again come down to a battle between Iowa State and Kansas. These teams have accounted for the last six conference tournament champions. Tonight, I’m rolling with The Cyclones with the points. Just like yesterday, expect Marial Shayok to come up big again. A Cyclone’s team with so many playmakers offensively, I believe will wear Kansas down. Kansas has had an easy route to this game, expect Iowa State to surprise the Jayhawks in this one. Ultimately, propelling Iowa State to a higher seed and raising the BIG12 tournament trophy.
Pick: Florida State (+8) vs. Duke
Reasoning: The Duke Blue Devils are coming off a hard fought win over North Carolina last night. A game in which, Duke struggled from behind the three point line once again. Today, they will take on a Florida State team that just demolished the #1 team in the country (Virginia). With the ACC title on the line, I expect the three point shooting to be the difference in this one. Although I do think Duke wins the game outright, take the (+8) points for the Seminoles. This game should be decided in the final minutes.