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Oklahoma State vs. Gonzaga expert picks, predictions for 2014 NCAA Tournament

Marcus Smart will try to lead Oklahoma State deep into the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
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Oklahoma State vs. Gonzaga expert picks and predictions seem to really favor the Cowboys. While the Oklahoma State vs. Gonzaga odds disagree, expert picks and predictions lean heavily toward the Cowboys pulling off this second round "upset" in the 2014 NCAA Tournament. An interesting report on USA Today on Tuesday (March 18) comes from college basketball analyst Scott Gleeson. He picks the No. 9 Cowboys to beat the No. 8 Bulldogs in round two, only to have them lose to the No. 1 Arizona Wildcats in the third round.

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This scenario is very familiar when it comes to analysts from television, CBS Sports, and ESPN as well. This is all despite the fact that Vegas has the Cowboys at only 1 1/2 point favorites to win the second round match-up. Most polls have fans from around the country also siding with one of the representatives from the Big 12 Conference. In fact, a poll that Yahoo! has posted on their Sportacular application indicates that there are only two states where fans are siding with the Bulldogs overall (Washington and Utah).

Tip off isn't until Friday (March 21) at 4:40 p.m. ET on TNT, so the Oklahoma State vs. Gonzaga expert picks and predictions could still shift a bit before the big game. Fans from both schools might want to tune in to the game preceding this one, as it will dictate whether the winner players Weber State or Arizona. The No. 1 seeded Wildcats hold a 30-4 record so far and are regarded as one of the better defensive teams in the country. That is why only a scattered few analysts out there have either the Cowboys or Bulldogs advancing past the third round.

Some of the other analysts that favor the Cowboys include Jay Bilas and Stephen A Smith of ESPN, as well as Gary Parrish and Jerry Palm of CBS Sports.

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