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2011 NCAA Tournament: Point Spreads & Predictions for Texas and Kansas Games

The Big 12 is down to their final two teams which also happen to be their best two teams. Each squad has a legitimate chance of reaching the Final Four and competing for the national title. Today they both face a tough contest though just to make the Sweet Sixteen something that Kansas State was unable to accomplish last night.

Lets take a look at the point spread for each game today and make a prediction.


Kansas Jayhawks vs Illinois - The Jayhawks are a 9 point favorite.

MY PREDICTION: I think the Jayhawks knocked the rust off themselves in the opening round and will be looking to destroy the Illini. Unless Illinois comes out like Wisconsin did last night and just can't miss from three point range I don't think this will be a contest. Going with Jayhawks to win and cover this spread by a fairly easy margin.

Texas Longhorns vs Arizona Wildcats - The Longhorns are a 6 point favorite.

MY PREDICTION: The tougher game I feel today between the two Big 12 schools. Texas is a decent favorite considering it's a #4 vs #5 matchup which means the selection committee basically thought of these two teams as equals. I like Texas to win but feel its going to be a back and forth affair so my pick is a Longhorns win but not a cover.