Outkick's Friday NCAA Tourney Picks

Outkick's picks came out of the NCAA tourney gate pretty slow -- an awful 1-3 start had y'all Tweeting me asking how you were going to make rent next month and whether my college basketball pick mojo from last week was officially gone. 

But then we got hot. 

Real hot. 

As in seven straight wins hot. 

As I'm presently writing this we are sitting at 8-3 with five games still to go on the night.

We're also gearing up to do our nightly Outkick show from Vegas at midnight eastern. So if seeing me and Todd Fuhrman and Kelly Stewart after midnight on the east coast doesn't sound thrilling to you I'd respectfully request that you reconsider your life choices. 

Anyway, here we go with Friday's picks. 

UNC Asheville +17.5 vs. Villanova

Temple +7 vs. Iowa

Stephen F. Austin +8 vs. West Virginia

Notre Dame-Michigan over 144

VCU -3 vs. Oregon State

Texas A&M vs. Wisconsin Green Bay under 155

Texas vs. Northern Iowa under 125

Oklahoma vs. Cal State Bakersfield over 140

Weber State +13 vs. Xavier

Wisconsin -2 vs. Pittsburgh

MTSU +18 vs. Michigan State

Dayton -1 vs. Syracuse

Hawaii +5 vs. Cal

Maryland vs. South Dakota State over 143

St. Joe's +2.5 vs. Cincinnati

Holy Cross +23 vs. Oregon

Also, apologies, but there will be no Friday mailbag for two reasons: 1. you should be watching games when the mailbag would usually go up and 2. Todd Fuhrman is taking me to see Calvin Harris DJ at Hakkasan -- because when you think DJ aficionado you definitely think, Clay Travis, -- and he says I won't be up in time to write it because we might not get home until daylight. 

We will, however, have a meet up tomorrow at 2 at the Heart Bar in Planet Hollywood casino. That's the bar right in the center of the casino, it's impossible to miss.  

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Clay Travis is the founder of the fastest growing national multimedia platform, OutKick, that produces and distributes engaging content across sports and pop culture to millions of fans across the country. OutKick was created by Travis in 2011 and sold to the Fox Corporation in 2021. One of the most electrifying and outspoken personalities in the industry, Travis hosts OutKick The Show where he provides his unfiltered opinion on the most compelling headlines throughout sports, culture, and politics. He also makes regular appearances on FOX News Media as a contributor providing analysis on a variety of subjects ranging from sports news to the cultural landscape. Throughout the college football season, Travis is on Big Noon Kickoff for Fox Sports breaking down the game and the latest storylines. Additionally, Travis serves as a co-host of The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show, a three-hour conservative radio talk program syndicated across Premiere Networks radio stations nationwide. Previously, he launched OutKick The Coverage on Fox Sports Radio that included interviews and listener interactions and was on Fox Sports Bet for four years. Additionally, Travis started an iHeartRadio Original Podcast called Wins & Losses that featured in-depth conversations with the biggest names in sports. Travis is a graduate of George Washington University as well as Vanderbilt Law School. Based in Nashville, he is the author of Dixieland Delight, On Rocky Top, and Republicans Buy Sneakers Too.