Mississippi Rebels guard Marshall Henderson (22) raises his jersey to the crowd after the Rebels defeated the Florida Gators during the championship game of the SEC tournament at Bridgestone Arena. The Rebels beat the Gators 66-63. (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)
There are more than 300 D-I basketball schools in the country that compete each year with one primary initial goal in mind: To earn an invitation to the Big Dance.
No one wants to be left without a date to the end-of-the-year ball.
However, hundreds fail to even get a date’s digits and have been left out in the cold as 68 lucky squads primp up for the Madness.
Sick of dance metaphors yet? We definitely are.
Let’s get to the part we’ve all been waiting: The gambling. ESPN bracketology expert Joe Lunardi has provided the odds that each of the teams in the Tourney field reaches the Sweet 16, the Final Four and to win the whole thing, respectively.
Read on, and see for yourself whether the man who correctly guessed the entire Field of 68 prior to Selection Sunday believes your team has a real shot at winning.
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