March Madness is finally here with First Four action in the rearview and the 68-team 2022 NCAA Tournament field soon to be trimmed to 48 teams as first-round action wraps up Friday
Now it's time to chop another 16 out of the field as we slim down to a tidy 32 entering the weekend.
Friday's final cuts ahead of Round 2 look to be plenty dramatic and loaded with several potential upsets from teams with both high and low seeds. Of the 16 games,
six have spreads inside 5 points, so if the Las Vegas oddsmakers are on their game, some fun finishes may pop up in true NCAA Tournament fashion.
To get you prepped for the final day of Round 1, I've called our experts together to make picks straight up and against the spread for some of the games we've decided are worthy of picking outside your bracket.
If you don't see a game below, be sure to check our expert brackets to get a feel for who we like if you're taking teams on the moneyline.
Be sure to stick with CBS Sports throughout the rest of the month for NCAA Tournament coverage through the end of the Final Four.
Let's take a look at our expert picks for the final slate of first-round games on Friday.