Iowa State has been a great story this season. The Cyclones have had a strong turnaround year and sneaked into the tournament. Both LSU and Iowa State are two of the better defensive teams in the country. LSU is on a different tier athletically. The Tigers need to avoid terrible turnovers. I expect LSU to pull away late.
Gonzaga has been a top seed several times before and has always fallen short. This Gonzaga team has been on a mission since the opening tip. Drew Timme leads a balanced attack that will win big against Georgia State.