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Tue., March 18, 2014, midnight

There will be 1,000 people lined up early Thursday morning to get a seat at the Las Vegas Hilton sports book for the start of the NCAA tournament, and most of them don’t care that Michigan State was somehow relegated to a No. 4 seed. Oddsmakers in Las Vegas are treating Tom Izzo’s (pictured) team like a No. 1 seed anyway. “We certainly can point out the committee flaws like no one else can,” said Jay Kornegay, who runs the popular LVH sports book. “Michigan State is a 4 seed yet we have them as the second favorite to win it all. That doesn’t make much sense to us.” Michigan State got more respect at the LVH than it did in the NCAA selection room, with oddsmakers making the Spartans a 9-2 pick to win it all, second only to Florida at 4-1. – Associated Press



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