Blue roundup: Pundits weigh in BYU-Iona game

Published: Tuesday, March 13 2012 10:00 a.m. MDT

The NCAA Tournament is upon us once again, and it tips off tonight when BYU takes on Iona in a First Four matchup in Dayton.

Big Lead Sports offers 20 reasons to watch the First Four in Dayton. Reason No. 5: "Redemption — Whether you agree with BYU’s conduct policy or not, Brandon Davies is ready to redeem himself in the tourney after being suspended last year."

Read a breakdown of the BYU-Iona game from collegehoopsnet.com, which picks the Gaels to beat the Cougars.

Iona's MoMo Jones has played BYU twice in his career, but this time, he's glad that Jimmer Fredette is no longer with the Cougars.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution calls the BYU-Iona game as one of 10 big ones to watch.

Noah Hartsock is closing in on Shawn Bradley's blocked shot record.

CBSSports.com profiles the Cougars as they enter the tournament and the Boston Globe examines the entire field. Collegefantasyhoopsinsider.com looks at the West Region and BYU's chances of advancing.

Check out our top list of all 68 teams playing in the men's NCAA basketball tournament.

Fill out a bracket for the chance to win a $150 Amazon gift card

Where and what is TruTV?

No. 3 seed Marquette awaits the winner of BYU and Iona.

Get The Deseret News Everywhere