The UF Team reveal their longshots to win the March Madness tournament
It’s almost March Madness season, with the busiest month of the NCAA Basketball campaign getting underway next week.
The UF Team has taken a look at the potential contenders for the tournament, picking out a few teams that could shock the college basketball world in the next month or so.
Here are their longshots for this year’s NCAA March Madness tournament.
GONZAGA BULLDOGS (+1800, FanDuel)
For the first time since 2016, Gonzaga are entering the postseason without a number one seed to their name.
The Bulldogs may have suffered more defeats in the regular season than they normally do, they have flown under the radar as of late and they remain ranked No.7 in the KemPom standings and No.14 in the NCAA & Power 36 rankings.
This is a team that should never be doubted in March. Mark Few carries bags of experience in this tournament, as he has never failed to make the postseason tournament in the 23 years he has been in charge. In fact, they have reached the National Championship game twice in the last six years.
The WCC school has hit a run of the form at the right time, as they have gone nine game unbeaten and they dismantled #16 ranked Saint Mary’s 77-51 in the Conference Championship game last night.
While their side of the bracket will likely see Texas and San Diego State on their route to the Final Four, this team could well be misjudged, and they could cause a few upsets here.
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INDIANA HOOSIERS (+4000, FanDuel)
The Hooisers have been impressive as of late, and their price to win it all has caught the eye.
The Big Ten school may well be 15th in the NCAA rankings and 30th in the KemPom standings, but they have launched up to 6th in the Power 36 rankings after beating Purdue and rallying late to beat Michigan in overtime.
They’re likely to claim a no.4 seed heading into the March Madness tournament, with the potential opposition of Marquette, Arizona and Kansas in their way of reaching the Final Four.
It’s a big ask for Indiana to go all the way here, but they seem to have been forgotten about, and they could have a few tricks up their sleeve in this year’s tournament.