No. 7 Dayton vs. No. 10 Wichita State preview: Game time, broadcast, betting line, prediction
The Dayton Flyers (24-7) are the No. 7 seed in the South Region, and will take on the No. 10 seed Wichita State Shockers (30-4). The game will be played at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN on Friday, March 17.
Preview: Dayton clinched the No. 7 seed with a solid 15-3 conference record. They are led by senior guard Charles Cooke, who averages 16.1 points per game.
Wichita State reached the tournament by defeating Illinois State in the MVC Tournament. The Shockers get balanced scoring with five of their players averaging at least nine points per game. You can check out the entire NCAA Tournament bracket here. You can also see how the committee ranked the teams 1-68 here.
Date: Friday, March 17
Time: 7:10 p.m. E.T.
TV Channel: CBS
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery, and Tracy Wolfson
Opening Betting Line: Wichita State -6, via OddsShark
Dayton's last NCAA Tournament appearance was last season. As a No. 7 seed, the Flyers lost in the First Round to Syracuse by a score of 70-51.
Wichita State's last NCAA Tournament appearance was last year. The No. 11 Shockers lost in the Round of 32 to the No. 3 Miami Hurricanes by a final score of 65-57.
Prediction: This game will be close. Dayton and Wichita State both have what it takes to make a run in this year's tournament, but it will be Wichita State with the win here. The Shockers move on to face Kentucky.
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