Handicapping Saturday’s NCAA games

Samir Doughty of Virginia Commonwealth is defended by Joe Rahon (25) and Dane Pineau (22) of St. Mary's during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena on March 16, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Samir Doughty of Virginia Commonwealth is defended by Joe Rahon (25) and Dane Pineau (22) of St. Mary's during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena on March 16, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. –Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images

EAST REGION

at Buffalo

1. Villanova (32-2) vs. 8. Wisconsin (26-9), 2:40 p.m., CBS: Villanova’s players were practically yawning as they eased past Mount St. Mary’s; not exactly scintillating. Wisconsin showed some real grit in eliminating Virginia Tech. It was just the type of game the Badgers win — that is, not especially easy on the eyes. Look at it this way: Claude Julien probably likes the Badgers. To pull off the upset, they’re going to have to create the same type of situation.

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