Stephen F. Austin vs Notre Dame
America just found their "Cinderella" team for this year's March Madness! Stephen F. Austin State University has done the unthinkable for a small town of 11,623! They currently hold a team winning streak of 21 games! Media outlets such as ESPN, CBS did great jobs in giving the public an underdog to root for this year's tournament I personally love rooting for the underdogs but today is the perfect time to go against the public and invest on a team that simply has way more experience in the games of this magnitude.
Notre Dame hasn't really been playing their best basketball but I feel they will win this game comfortably by 3-5 points. They showed a lot of heart and character last week against Michigan. The Irish were down by 11 points heading into the second half where they rallied to win by 7. Notre Dame's defense was able to lock things down defensively in the second half and shoot the three ball with high effiencency hitting over 53.3% for the game.
I look for a close game between the two teams in the first half. The Irish will show their advantage of having more experience in the tournament in the late stages of the game. This will surely be a nail biter so make sure you grab a beer the game!
Best of luck!