THURSDAY EVENING NCAA TOURNAMENT OPEN THREAD

I WAS PROMISED ALL THE JUICE BOXES I CAN DRINK! Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-US PRESSWIRE

As I said before: in the interest of not overrunning the site with open threads, we're just going to discuss both the NCAA wrestling and NCAA basketball tournaments in here. If you don't care about wrestling, just ignore those comments. If you don't care about basketball, just ignore those comments. And, lo, we shall all live in harmony. When this thread gets big enough, I'll make a new one.

WRESTLING SCHEDULE (BRACKET)
Session II: 6:30pm (VIDEO: ESPN3.com, AUDIO: Hawkeye All-Access, KXIC AM 800, KCJJ 1630)
125: #1 Matt McDonough v. Trent Sprenkle (North Dakota State, 32-10)
133: #3 Tony Ramos v. Aaron Kalil (Navy, 33-9)
141: #3 Montell Marion v. Mitchell Port (Edinboro, 29-8)
149: n/a
157: #2 Derek St. John v. R.J. Pena (Oregon State, 30-7)
165: #5 Mike Evans v. #12 Paul Gillespie (Hofstra, 30-5)
174: #5 Ethen Lofthouse v. #12 Jimmy Sheptock (Maryland, 26-4)
CONSOS 184: UN Grant Gambrall v. Matt Ryan (West Virginia, 19-6) or MacKain Stoll (North Dakota State, 23-14)
197: n/a
HWT: #5 Bobby Telford v. Peter Capone (Ohio State, 16-15)

TEAM STANDINGS
1) Penn State -- 25.5
2) Minnesota -- 25
3) Oklahoma State -- 17.5
t-4) Cornell -- 17
t-4) Iowa -- 17

BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
5:50pm: #1 Kentucky v. #16 Western Kentucky (TBS)
6:15pm: #5 Wichita State v. #12 VCU (CBS)
6:20pm: #7 Gonzaga v. #10 West Virginia (TNT)
6:27pm: #3 Baylor v. #14 South Dakota State (TruTV)

8:20pm: #8 Iowa St v. #9 UConn (TBS)
8:45pm: #4 Indiana v. #13 New Mexico State (CBS)
8:50pm: #2 Ohio State v. #15 Loyola (MD) (TNT)
8:57pm: #6 UNLV v. #11 Colorado (TruTV)

The usual rules of open threads apply, as always. Behave and have fun. This is one of the finest sports weekends of the year -- let's enjoy it.

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