March Madness Updated Brackets, Scores & Upsets LIVE: South Region ‘Upsets’ Continue

Written By Eli Hershkovich on March 16, 2023Last Updated on March 17, 2023
March Madness Live Updates

With the NCAA tournament underway, TheLines was delivering March Madness live updates throughout Thursday’s slate. The South Region odds board tipped off the Round of 64 in the NCAA tournament, with 13-seed Furman (+205 ML), 8-seed Maryland (+125 ML), and 7-seed Missouri (+105 ML) all recording outright victories. Read on below for the latest results and more March Madness odds.

March Madness Live Updates, Alerts, & Analysis

Find point spreads, moneylines and totals for every March Madness live updates below. College basketball national title odds are also available to bet on. Houston is the favorite at . The Cougars are guided by the fourth-rated adjusted defensive efficiency (per KenPom). First-Team All-American Marcus Sasser is dealing with a groin injury, so be sure to monitor his status throughout the NCAA tournament.

Meanwhile, Alabama is the top overall seed in the Big Dance. The Crimson Tide are priced at  to cut down the nets on April 3.

Roll Tide — Except On The Odds Board

Alabama (-21.5) dominated Texas A&M Corpus Christi, as expected, but the Crimson Tide failed to cover for their backers. Ross Williams’ meaningless 3-pointer, with time expiring, wound up doing them in. Nate Oats’ squad will take on 8-seed Maryland in the Round of 32 on Saturday.

Author: Eli Hershkovich

Charleston Still Hanging Around

San Diego State (-5.5 in-game), which closed as a 5.5-point pregame favorite, can’t seem to pull away from Charelston. But the Aztecs’ defense has been suffocating, holding the Cougars to just 32.0% shooting from the field. Updated odds are below.

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With 3:50 left in the first half, Arkansas has built a 14.5-point lead over the Illini after closing as a 2.5-point favorite. The Hogs are -10.5 on the in-game line. Wichita State transfer Ricky Council IV has a team-high 10 points, and his Razorbacks are showcasing their defensive prowess overall, forcing seven Illinois turnovers so far. Updated odds are below.

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Wildcats In A Dogfight

2-seed Arizona, which closed as a 14.5/15-point favorite pregame against 15-seed Princeton, is only ahead 31-30 at halftime. The Wildcats are a 9.5-point in-game favorite. Updated odds are below.

Author: Eli Hershkovich

Charleston Still Hanging Around

At the first media timeout of the second half, San Diego States remains -5.5 in-game. The teams are a combined 6-of-23 from behind the arc (26.1%). Live betting markets are listed below.

Author: Eli Hershkovich

Another 8-9 Tilt Almost Underway

8-seed Arkansas will battle 9-seed Illinois in moments. Follow along with the odds table below.

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San Diego State Leads At Half

After Charleston took an early lead over SDSU, the Aztecs’ defense recovered, handing them a 32-29 lead with 20 minutes in the books. Big Dutcher’s team has dominated the glass, outrebounding the Cougars 19-10. The halftime spread (SDSU 2H -2.5) resembles the overall pregame line. Updated odds are below.

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Kansas Advances

After the Jayhawks (the No. 1 seed in the West Region) were smoked by Texas in the Big 12 tournament title game, they blitzed Howard, 96-68, in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. First-Team All-American Jalen Wilson led the way with 20 points. Bill Self is expected to return for their battle with Arkansas or Illinois in the Round of 32.

Author: Eli Hershkovich

SDSU Answers Back

Brian Dutcher’s defense has responded, and San Diego State leads Charleston, 28-27, with 2:32 left in the first half. The Aztecs are still -4.5 on the in-game line after closing as a 5.5-point favorite.

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Mizzou Upsets Utah State

Dennis Gates’ Missouri Tigers, which closed +105 on the moneyline against Utah State, pulled off a slight upset victory on Thursday afternoon. Mizzou will likely square off against Arizona in the Round of 32, and its ball pressure could give the Wildcats fits.

Author: Eli Hershkovich

Live & Updated March Madness Bracket & Scores

Our NCAA basketball tournament bracket not only provides March Madness odds and live scores, but it also dishes out the latest information on the TV channel for each individual game. Check it out below.

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