Kansas Heavily Favored over Lehigh in March Madness

March Madness odds are going to be popular on Kansas throughout the 2010 NCAA Tournament. Kansas is expected to have little trouble with Lehigh in March Madness betting. March Madness odds for Thursday have Kansas as a 26-point favorite against Lehigh.  The Jayhawks have a lot of talent and they are the overall favorite to win the NCAA Tournament in March Madness betting.  Kansas is led by Sherron Collins, Cole Aldrich and Xavier Henry. They finished the regular season as the top-ranked team in the country.  They were one of the top scoring teams in the country as they averaged 82 points per game. They can also win in March Madness odds with defense as they held opponents to 37 percent shooting this season. The only teams that can sometimes give Kansas trouble are those that rebound well.

Lehigh is not expected to be a team that can challenge Kansas. They won the Patriot League tournament but that is not saying much.  They were beaten twice this season by Navy. They don’t play much defense and don’t have many players that can threaten Kansas. The only one that might be able to make an impact is freshman C.J. McCollum who was the first player in Patriot League history to win Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year. He averaged 18.9 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.  Lehigh is really just happy to be in the NCAA Tournament.

They beat Layfaette and that was enough. “It was actually indescribable,” guard Marquis Hall said, “Just to be out there with my teammates and my seniors, just to be able to have that feeling, as the fans rushed the court, it’s just something you dream about.”  The only team that Lehigh played this season of any note was Richmond and they lost to the Spiders by 12 points.  The goal all along for Lehigh was just to get to the NCAA Tournament and teams that are making their first appearance usually don’t do very well. “That was our No. 1 goal coming into the season,” Hall said, “We set a lot of goals — trying to win the regular season, get a certain amount of wins. But going to the tournament was something that we wanted to do as a team. The only way to do that was to win the Patriot League championship.”

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