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By Marc Lawrence — The Houston Cougars will be the first team in the men’s NCAA tournament history to face four double-digit seeds in a single tourney.

The Cougars’ opponents thus far: No. 15 Cleveland State, No. 10 Rutgers, No. 11 Syracuse and (next) No. 12 Oregon State.

Will they make it a clean sweep?

One thing we know for sure is that our well-oiled machine reminds us that teams arriving to the Elite 8 Round, facing a double-digit seed for at least the third time in the tourney, are 7-2 SU but only 2-5-2 ATS in these games dating back to 1991.

Be careful here.

Trending Today

Friday afternoon turned out to be a busy day as Miami moved down with San Francisco only to move back up with Philadelphia and pick up an additional first-round pick in the process.

The 49ers are undoubtedly in the fray for a quarterback now.

With it there appears to be 4 quarterbacks ready to be selected in the first four picks of the draft.

To find out who, check out CBS Sports’ latest mock draft following the bevy of trades right here.

Grinding Out The Profits

The well-oiled machine is working overtime in the NCAA tourney right now.

One of the stats it spewed out on today’s Elite 8 card shows that No. 1 seeds are just 19-20 SU and 17-21-1 ATS versus No. 2 seeds in this round since 1991.

Worse, they dip to 11-12 SU and 8-14-1 ATS when the top seeds are coming off a double-digit win, going just 2-9-1 ATS since 2001.

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