2010 NCAA Bracket Picks: Sam Houston State vs Baylor: New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA, will be the sight for this first round, 2010 NCAA Bracket Picks matchup between the 14th seeded sports betting odds underdog Sam Houston State Bearkats [+11] taking on the No.3 seed Baylor Bears [-11]. And even though this game is expected to be a double-digit lead in favor of Baylor, some of the Bearkats players are happy just to have a dream come true.
“I really didn’t think I would ever get this opportunity again to play in front of my hometown after Katrina and everything,” Ashton Mitchell said. “I have a tough defensive task on hand, but I’m looking forward to the challenge.” This South Region first round matchup is scheduled to tipoff right around 3 PM ET (2 PM CT). According to 2010 NCAA Bracket Picks experts at BETUS.com, the OVER/UNDER between Sam Houston State vs Baylor is currently set at a projected total of 150½ points.
“He obviously came to Texas because of Katrina. We were able to keep him there,” Bearkats coach Bob Marlin said. “I told his mother last night at dinner that I appreciate her letting us borrow her son, and we brought him back home and brought him here to practice today with a police escort. That’s a pretty nice return.”
For the third seeded Bears, they come into this year’s 2010 NCAA tournament looking for their first win since beating BYU in 1950. “This is our third straight 20-win season, third straight postseason,” coach Scott Drew said. “It’s a situation now I think we’re more viewed for the academic and athletic successes we’ve had in recent history.”