CBB | FAU 71 @ San Diego St. 72 | 04/01 | 10:09 PM UTC
San Diego St. -145
ANALYSIS: I live in south Florida and can tell you that FAU meeting Miami in the national title game would barely cause a ripple down here. Just not a college hoops hotbed. It would be a great story for the Owls to advance but there's a reason a No. 9 seed has never made the title game, although you could certainly argue that FAU should have been better-seeded. SDSU is so good defensively it has to be the pick. Coach Brian Dutcher's squad did not allow a fast-break point against either Alabama or Creighton and has held the four combined foes in the Dance to 17.0 percent shooting from three-point range (16-for-94). We saw the superior defensive team beat the superior offensive club from Conference USA in the NIT final on Thursday (North Texas over UAB, both from C-USA).