The second of the First Four matchups tonight goes down between the Vanderbilt Commodores and Wichita State Shockers, a pair of No. 11 seeds seeking to win a matchup with No. 6 Arizona with a victory in Dayton tonight. Both teams finished their respective seasons square on the bubble, with the Shockers falling to Northern Iowa in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Semifinal and Vanderbilt suffering a stunning loss to Tennessee in the second round SEC Tournament after a potential game-tying buzzer beater was waved off.
Needless to say, both teams have chips on their shoulders and will be playing fast and aggressive from start to finish.
The question, however, is who will win? The Shockers are favored by four points, but Vanderbilt can’t be counted out by any means.
This game has the potential to be a close one from start to finish, so let’s jump right in and pick a winner!