NCAAB: #14 Montana State vs #3 Kansas State, Prediction and Odds (Mar 17)

  • March Madness is finally here.
  • Kansas State is a popular Sweet 16 pick.
  • Can Montana State be this year’s Cinderella?

Montana State won the Big Sky Conference Tournament despite a marvelous run from Northern Arizona, and the Bobcats and Wildcats face off in the Round of 64.

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How to Watch

  • Where: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • When: Friday, March 17, 2023, 9:40 PM ET
  • How to Watch: CBS


Game Preview

The Montana State Bobcats finished the year 25-9 and won the Big Sky en route to an automatic bid. The Bobcats have won 13 of the last 14 entering this game, and they have a tough task against Kansas State.

The Bobcats are 46th in field goal percentage and 36th in free throw shooting, and Raequan Battle leads the team with 17.4 PPG.

Kansas State lost to TCU early in the Big 12 Tournament but enters the Big Dance as a trendy pick to go deep in the brackets. The Wildcats are 23-9 on the year and started the year 15-1 before having some trouble in Big 12 play.

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The two-man duo of Keyontae Johnson (17.7 PPG and 7 rebounds) and Markquis Nowell (16.8 PPG) make for a difficult matchup for anybody, and Montana State hasn’t seen a team like the Wildcats this season.

Kansas State has signature victories over Nevada, West Virginia, Texas, Kansas, TCU, Iowa State, and Baylor, so they are capable of making a long run.


The Montana State Bobcats held off the furious, unreal run by Northern Arizona in the Big Sky Tournament and the Bobcats are hot entering this tourney. Unfortunately, Kansas State is one of the best teams in the nation, and they begin with a massive blowout over Montana State.



Matt is a sports fanatic and originally from sunny Southern California. He has covered multiple sports over the past half dozen years and also covers USC and Colorado sports as well as the Mountain West.

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