Marquette vs NC State Prediction Sweet 16 Picks 3/29

Marquette vs NC State Prediction Sweet 16 Picks 3/29

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Men's Basketball Championship - South Region - Sweet 16: NC State vs. Marquette Preview

Get ready for an intense showdown as the NC State Wolfpack (24-14) take on the Marquette Golden Eagles (27-9) in the Sweet 16. Catch all the excitement live on CBS on March 29, 2024, at 4:09 PM, from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX.

 

Team Reviews

NC State Wolfpack (24-14)

The NC State Wolfpack had a strong season, finishing with a 24-14 record. Led by D. Horne, averaging 16.7 points per game, NC State has displayed resilience and determination throughout the season.

In recent matchups, the Wolfpack demonstrated their capabilities with victories over OAK and TTU. As they prepare for the Sweet 16, they aim to maintain their winning streak and advance deeper into the tournament.

 

Marquette Golden Eagles (27-9)

The Marquette Golden Eagles had a commendable season, concluding with a 27-9 record. With K. Jones leading the way with 17.1 points per game, Marquette possesses a potent offensive attack and a solid defensive presence.

Following recent victories against COLO and WKU, the Golden Eagles are determined to showcase their talent in the Sweet 16. With aspirations of tournament success, they are prepared to compete at the highest level.

 

Prediction

The NC State Wolfpack with a +6.5 point spread is the pick for this matchup. Here's why:

Although Marquette has had a solid season, NC State has shown resilience and consistency, especially in recent games.

NC State has faced tough competition in the tournament, demonstrating their ability to keep games close even against higher-ranked opponents.

With their strong defensive play and ability to control the pace of the game, NC State is well-positioned to cover the spread and keep this matchup tight until the final buzzer.

 

Pick: NC State +6.5 Points

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