Mar 6, 2012; Hot Springs, AR, USA; Western Kentucky Hilltoppers forward George Fant (44) talks to guard T.J. Price (52) following a foul on Price against the North Texas Mean Green during the finals of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament at the Summit Arena. Western Kentucky defeated North Texas 74-70. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE
How does a 15-18 team even have a shot at playing in the NCAA tournament?
If you're Western Kentucky, you simply enter your conference tournament as the No. 7 seed and pull off three successive upsets to win the Sun Belt title to earn your way in. They are one of the hottest against-the-spread teams in the tournament, riding a 13-2 ATS streak in their final 15 games.
The Hilltoppers are favored by 4.5 points against the Delta Devils, winners of the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament as the No. 1 seed.
The winner of this matchup will be the No. 16 seed in the South Region and will take on No. 1 Kentucky in second-round NCAA Tournament action.
Western Kentucky was a winning proposition during the year in the Sun Belt, going 18-14 ATS overall. MVSU is 20-1 SU in their past 21 games.