Oh yes, the real thing starts tonight, peoples of DFO. The Chase FOAR #1 begins with those much closer to #68 tonight. But it’s still funner ‘n’ hayull, if ya know whut I mean. Also, there are NIT matches one can flip to at commercials, and even bet on if you are some kind of really depraved degenerate. Cough.
#16(E) LIU-Brooklyn (+5.5, +200) v. Radford (6:40, truTV)
I hereby officially declare this the 2018 Nickname Bowl. Blackbirds v. Highlanders. Alas, you already see Radford’s cock-up – there can only be ONE. LIU-Brooklyn brings honor and glory to Da Zoo, and advances to the Nova Fodder round.
#11(E) St. Bonaventure (+3.5, +140) v. UCLA (9:10, truTV)
One can enthusiastically thank the Bruins for having the only, um, photogenic cheer/dance squad in this opening Day-Day session. That said, they had a pretty grueling run in the PAC-12 tourney, and face the most difficult travel of any of tonight’s participants. Advantage, Bonnies. I like the winner to make the Sweet Sixteen, FWIW. One thing to note – St. Bonaventure is absolutely brutal from the foul line, and can cough up a late lead like nobody’s business. This one ain’t over until the horse is all the way in the barn. UCLA could be worth one of those high-odds live “come from behind to win” bets. Just sayin’…