4* Big Dance Sunday Night SMASH
Lehigh vs. Xavier,
03/18/2012 19:45 EDT,
Score: 58 - 70
Point Spread: -3½/-110 Xavier
4* Big Dance Sunday Night SMASH (TRU) on Xavier -3.5
It's going to be very tough for Lehigh to bounce back with the intensity it needs to beat Xavier following such an emotionally draining victory over Duke.
Xavier is way more talented than your average 10-seed. It was highly ranked early in the season and likely would have remained that way throughout had it not been for "the brawl", which sent it into a momentary tailspin. The Musketeers did not like going home early last year after making at least the Sweet 16 the 3 previous years. With Duke out of the picture, the Musketeers could be looking at another lengthy run.
Xavier is an awesome 15-4-2 ATS in its last 21 NCAA tournament games, including a perfect 5-0 ATS in its last 5 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite. We'll lay the points.