Kennesaw St +12.5 vs Xavier
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One of the most talented double digit seeds in the tournament and they play really tough defense and have more than a few guys who can score and impact the game. They lost by 3 at VCU this season 64-61 as 12 point underdogs and they had a lead at Indiana in the middle of the 2nd half as 17 point underdogs. 8-3 ATS as underdogs this season and won 6 of those games. Xavier’s shooting is great but Kennessaw won’t give up easy shots and even their big guys can defend guards at the 3 point line. Kennessaw’s head coach was at two different Power 5 schools prior and him and a few assistants have been to the tournament before and the team is a lot of upperclassmen who have been together a while. 37% from three on offense with a few playmakers and they can keep this a single digit game.