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NCAA Tournament betting recap

Updated March 25, 2018 - 5:36 pm

Matchup; Open/Close; Score

Villanova-Texas Tech; Wildcats -7;-6.5; Villanova, 71-59

The Wildcats trailed 9-1 before closing the first half on a 35-14 run for a 36-23 halftime lead. The Red Raiders cut the deficit to six with 2:12 left, but Jalen Brunson answered with a layup to extend Villanova’s lead to eight, and Texas Tech got no closer than eight the rest of the way. The Wildcats made only 4 of 24 shots from 3-point range but sank 29 of 35 free throws, including their final 12.

Duke-Kansas; Blue Devils -3.5/-3.5; Kansas, 85-81, OT

Malik Newman scored 32 points, including all of the Jayhawks’ 13 points in overtime. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk made a tying 3-pointer for Kansas with 27 seconds left in regulation and Grayson Allen missed a potential winning jumper with two seconds left that went in and out.

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