NCAAB: #7 Dayton vs #2 Arizona Odds, and Picks (Mar 23)

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  • Dayton held off 10-seed Nevada, 63-60, fueled by a remarkable 24-4 run to seal the victory.
  • Arizona cruised to a commanding 20-point triumph over Long Beach State in their first game.
  • The last clash between Arizona and Dayton occurred in 2000, with Arizona emerging victorious.

The NCAA Tournament is in full swing! Let’s take a look at this matchup between the Dayton Flyers and the Arizona Wildcats. Arizona is aiming to make another deep tournament run, but will face off against a scrappy Dayton team that just doesn’t quit.

How to Watch

  • CBS


Dayton’s stunning victory over Nevada was propelled by Koby Brea’s clutch shooting, including three critical 3-pointers during their comeback run. Additionally, future NBA draft pick DaRon Holmes II contributed 18 points and 9 rebounds to secure Dayton’s first NCAA Tournament win in nine years. The Flyers trailed for much of the game and by as many as 17 points with just 7 minutes remaining in the game. They refused to give up, eventually pulling off the stunning comeback.

Arizona showcased their dominance in the first round against Long Beach State, with UNC transfer Caleb Love leading the charge with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Despite Long Beach State’s return to March Madness after a decade, they were unable to withstand Arizona’s talent on the court. The Wildcats won the Pac-12’s regular season title in their final season before transferring to the Big-12, and will aim to continue making statements with a deep tournament run.


Dayton displayed resilience in their comeback victory over Nevada, but will face a much tougher matchup against a considerably stronger Arizona team in the second round. We predict that Arizona’s talent will allow them to take an early lead and remain up until their victory. The Wildcats should be able to take down the Flyers and cover the 9.5-point spread in the process.

NCAAB Picks:

  • Arizona to win (ARIZ -9.5)
Keith McCarthy
Contributor Keith McCarthy is an experienced sports analyst with a passion for predicting the outcomes of games spanning across sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, with a special expertise in college sports.

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