Despite having parted ways with head coach Will Wade, the LSU Tigers are still a No. 6 seed in the Midwest Region of the 2022 NCAA Tournament bracket. The Tigers will take on 11-seed Iowa State in the first round of March Madness 2022 and the Cyclones are back in the NCAA Tournament a season after going 2-22. Which team should you back as you fill out your 2022 March Madness bracket in what could be a compelling 6 vs. 11 matchup?
Indiana and Wyoming were the last two teams to get into the NCAA Tournament bracket 2022 as at-large bids and they’ll go head-to-head in a First Four matchup for the chance to take on Saint Mary’s. Randy Bennett’s squad is making its first appearance since 2019 and has a win over Gonzaga, so Saint Mary’s could be one of the NCAA Tournament Cinderella teams. Before making any 2022 March Madness bracket predictions, be sure to check out the 2022 NCAA Tournament bracket picks from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulated the entire 2022 NCAA Tournament 10,000 times. It absolutely crushed its March Madness picks last year, beating over 92 percent of all CBS Sports brackets for the second time in three tournaments. The model also nailed a whopping three teams in the Final Four last year.
It knows how to spot an upset as well. The same model has produced brackets that have nailed 17 first-round upsets by double-digit seeds. It also nailed some massive upsets last tournament, including predicting the championship game between Gonzaga and Baylor, and hit Houston’s Midwest Region win even though the Cougars weren’t the No. 1 seed.
There’s simply no reason to rely on luck when there’s proven technology to help you dominate your 2022 March Madness picks. Now, with the 2022 NCAA bracket revealed, the model is simulating the matchups and its results are in. You can only see it over at SportsLine.
Three 2022 March Madness bracket games to watch
One 2022 March Madness matchup to keep an eye on: Boise State vs. Memphis in the West region. Boise State head coach Leon Rice was a Mark Few assistant and led the Broncos back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2015. Meanwhile, Penny Hardaway has led Memphis to its first March Madness appearance since 2014. It will be a battle between Memphis freshmen Jalen Duren and Emoni Bates against a Boise State squad that has five seniors among its top six players.
Also in the West Region, No. 5 Connecticut takes on No. 12 New Mexico State. The Huskies played the tougher schedule in the six-bid Big East, but the Aggies will be riding high after winning the WAC championship and have quality wins on their resume over Davidson and Washington State. Meanwhile, Dan Hurley’s squad won seven of nine down the stretch and has wins over No. 2 seeds Villanova and Auburn.
The third matchup to watch is also in the West Regional, where No. 7 Michigan State takes on No. 10 Davidson. Preparedness is critical in the NCAA Tournament 2022, and Tom Izzo and Bob McKillop are coaching legends who will have their teams ready. Davidson’s 27 wins are the most the program has had since a 29-win Stephen Curry-led squad went to the Elite Eight in 2008. Michigan State is looking for its first tournament win since making the Final Four in 2019. You can see the model’s picks for these games and every other here.
How to make 2022 NCAA bracket predictions
Who wins every tournament-defining matchup? And which teams will make surprising runs through the 2022 NCAA Tournament bracket? With the model’s track record of calling bracket-busting upsets, you’ll want to see which stunners it’s calling this year before locking in any 2022 NCAA bracket picks.
So what’s the optimal NCAA Tournament 2022 bracket? And which NCAA Tournament Cinderella teams will shock college basketball? Visit SportsLine now to see which double-digit seeds you can back with confidence, all from the model that’s called 17 upsets by double-digit seeds.