March Madness Lines: North Carolina State Wolfpacs vs. Kansas Jayhawks

March 23, 2012 NCAA Basketball

The second seeded Kansas Jayhawks face the ever dangerous eleven seed held by the North Carolina State Wolfpack tonight in St. Louis. The tipoff is scheduled for approximately 10:17ET. Start your March Madness Betting action for the Wisconsin Badgers vs. Orange of Syracuse game.

Not that it should be necessary, but I’m sure Kansas coach Bill Self is reminding his players what occurred just one year ago. While coasting along within their bracket, the Jayhawks thought they would have a smooth ride to the final four. Then along came a feisty crew from Virginia Commonwealth University and the rest is history. Bad history for Kansas, who wound up falling to the then eleventh seeded VCU Rams. They have not faced a seed higher than the number nine in three years.

The Jayhawks enter this one off a trouncing of Detroit in the opening round and a tight contest with Purdue last Sunday. In that one, Elijah Johnson rallied the Jayhawks back after trailing by six points at the half. He finished with a game high, 18 points including a three pointer which put Kansas in the lead with a minute remaining. Thomas Robinson who leads the team in scoring, had a double, double of 11 and 13. The Jayhawks stand at 29 wins, 6 losses overall.

North Carolina State was fortunate to make it into the tournament to begin with. After dropping four games in a row late in the ACC season, they were, in fact, the last at large team to be selected. They cruised by San Diego State in the first round, then upset the third seed Georgetown Hoyas 66-63 in an exciting contest to reach tonights event. In the game against the Hoyas, the Wolfpack shared the ball well with C.J. Williams, Scott Wood and C.J. Leslie each scoring 14 and Lorenzo Brown contributing 12 of his own. Brown also pitched in with seven assists. N.C. State has an overall record of 24-12.

Kansas is a solid 8 point favorite, if you are willing to lay $110 to win $100. Another laydown of $110 will be necessary to bet the over/under of 142.5. Check the March Madness Odds for Wisconsin Badgers vs. Orange of Syracuse game.

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