Basketball

Iowa State is a double-digit favorite over UAB

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Iowa State (3) and UAB (14) will tip at 11:40 (truTV) on Thursday in the first-round of the NCAA Tournament. 

Vegas has finally chimed in. The Cyclones, who are coming off of their second-straight Big 12 Tournament championship, are a 13-point favorite over the Blazers. UAB recently won the Conference USA Tournament over Middle Tennessee State. 

KenPom.com is currently projecting an 81-69 Cyclone win with an 86 percent chance at victory.