Final Four point spreads, title game betting odds — March Madness

Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo holds up the net after defeating Duke in an NCAA men's East Regional final college basketball game in Washington Sunday

With Saturday's victory, Texas Tech knocked off a Michigan team for the second time in three games, having also beat the second-seeded Michigan Wolverines 63-44 in the Sweet 16. The attention to defence and rebounding. That was a beast playing that team and Coach Izzo's squad. Matt Mooney led the Red Raiders with 22 points.

Virginia, a team that bowed out in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament to 16-seed Maryland-Baltimore County, advances to play the victor of the Michigan State-Texas Tech game on Monday. "They got us kind of caught in that trap today".

The Final Four brings together four experienced teams but only one coach who has appeared in a Final Four.

The Red Raiders knew it would be a rough road against Izzo and his Spartans. Still considered a football school but when head coach Bruce Pearl took over the Tiger's basketball program, it was only a matter of time before Auburn would be challenging the likes of Kentucky for SEC titles and more.

This National Semifinal game was not short of drama.

The defensive dictators turned every possession into a fight for freedom in a body-blow-trading first half. From "The Kick Six" against Alabama, nearly beating Florida State and Jameis Winston in the 2014 BCS National Championship, then knocking off both Georgia and Alabama when they both were ranked No. 1 in 2017.

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Cassius Winston scored 16 points to lead the Spartans. Make sure the beer is cold, the food is good and get your bets in before tip-off. Michigan State is 32-6 and was the 2-seed in their region.

The Hoos had a 10-point lead with roughly five minutes remaining in the game, but a severe scoring drought/run by the Tigers gave Auburn a lead with under a minute remaining. Senior forward Tariq Owens followed with seven-two of which came off of a big dunk early in the contest-and a monster block to send Texas Tech into the half with the two-point lead.

The Red Raiders stiff-armed them right out of the Final Four.

Guy's poise at the line and in key situations overall is a huge reason why Virginia will play Monday for the program's first national championship. He overcame a rough start in this one - 0 for 6 from the floor in a first half that ended with Texas Tech leading by the not-so-scintillating score of 23-21.

"We threw a lot of punches tonight", Beard said. "We tried a lot of things on defence, and fortunately majority worked".

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