In an incredible matchup that absolutely nobody predicted in the Sweet 16, La Salle will take on Wichita State with a spot in the Elite 8 on the line. Get NCAA Tournament odds at Bovada sportsbook.
Wichita State (28-8) would easily be the talk of the tournament if this was any year except for 2013. They handled a Big East team in Pittsburgh pretty easily in the Round of 64, a game that many picked Pitt to move on. Then, the Shockers faced the 1-seed in the West region in Gonzaga, who barely escaped Southern in the Round of 64. Wichita State pulled the upset by six points, 76-70 and earned a Sweet 16 bid. After reaching the final 16, Wichita State, remarkably, is met with 13-seed La Salle.
La Salle (24-9) had to win three games to even make it to this point in the tournament. The Explorers were underdogs in the First Four game against Boise State. I thought Boise State was extremely overrated the Explorers took care of business. Then, they remarkably took down Kansas State in the Round of 64. Then, in a 12-13 matchup in the Round of 32, La Salle defeated Marshall Henderson and the Ole Miss Rebels. La Salle has already gone further than the other Philadelphia teams, Temple and Villanova, and look to make it to the Elite 8.
Wichita State is 17-14-2 against the spread this season and 2-0 in the tournament. La Salle is 15-12-2 ATS and now 3-0 in the tournament.
Honestly, anything can happen in this game but I believe La Salle will win this game behind Ramon Galloway and the rest of the crew’s ability to shoot the lights out at www.sportsbookroom.com.