Rashad Phillips' March Madness Second Round Day Two Picks and Predictions: Ohio to keep the dream alive?

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Rashad Phillips


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NCAA/NBA prospect specialist. Basketball evangelist. The voice of the Unheard.

The second round of the NCAA Tournament rolls on and the upsets just keep on coming.

After I successfully predicted the Abilene Christian and Ohio upsets over Texas and Virginia, I continued my hot streak by once again picking Oral Roberts to get the job done against Florida last night — and they didn’t disappoint!

I’m still right at the top of the leaderboard in the Pickswise $10,000 Capper Contest and I’m hoping for some more winning picks today to ensure that’s exactly where I stay.

Let’s dive into my picks for today’s eight second-round matchups, but make sure you check out the Pickswise team’s picks on the side and total for every game throughout the tournament.

Ohio Bobcats vs. Creighton Bluejays

Ohio defeating Virginia has given them the confidence they needed to move forward.

This game will be a great matchup between two guards that I love watching (Jason Preston vs. Marcus Zegarowski). Creighton plays a space-and-operate type of style which makes it hard to close in on shooters. Ohio plays a lot of high-ball screen and DHO (dribble hand-off) sets that will allow Preston to target his teammates.

Execution will be key. Ohio rolls in a close one.

LOCK: Ohio +5

Be sure to check out the full game preview for Ohio Bobcats vs. Creighton Bluejays.

Check out college basketball analyst and insider Jon Rothstein’s best picks for today’s action!

LSU Tigers vs. Michigan Wolverines

If there is ever any time to catch a wounded wolverine, now is the time.

LSU is starting to click right when it matters most and this could be a tall order for Michigan to hold off. I love Coach Howard and his staff so much that it pains me to say that LSU will prevail, possibly in an overtime type of thriller. I believe the Tigers will advance.


Be sure to check out our full game preview for LSU Tigers vs. Michigan Wolverines.

USC Trojans vs. Kansas Jayhawks

One man will decide this game, and that’s Evan Mobley. That’s all I’ve got to say on this one.

PICK: USC -1.5

Be sure to check out the full game preview for USC Trojans vs. Kansas Jayhawks.

Don’t forget to check out the picks and predictions for our college basketball expert tipster, BetsByBob!

Rashad Phillips’ picks and predictions for the other 2021 March Madness Second Round games

Florida State -1 to beat Colorado Buffaloes

Alabama Crimson Tide -6 to beat Maryland Terrapins

Oregon Ducks +4.5 to beat Iowa Hawkeyes

Abilene Christian Wildcats +5 to beat UCLA Bruins

Gonzaga Bulldogs -14.5 to beat Oklahoma Sooners

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