One day down, one more to go in the wonderful sporting spectacle that is the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The first day gave us a 2OT thriller between Arkansas-Little Rock and Purdue, a virtual buzzer-beater from Providence to knock off USC, and a pair of 5/12 upsets that felled Purdue (lol Purdue) and Baylor. What intrigue will Friday bring?
There are a lot of 2/15 games today (all four, as a matter of fact), which means we'll either see a massive upset... or possibly a slew of blowouts. There are also a bunch of 7/10 games (including one very near and dear to our hearts), a few 6/11 games, and the last 5/12 game of the day. Hopefully we see some good drama.
We'll do a separate game thread for the Iowa-Temple game later today.
All times CT.
11:15 AM: #7 Dayton vs #10 Syracuse (CBS)
11:40 AM: #2 Villanova vs #15 UNC Asheville (TruTV)
12:30 PM: #7 Oregon State vs #10 VCU (TNT)
1:00 PM: #4 Cal vs #13 Hawai'i (TBS)
1:45 PM: #2 Michigan State vs #15 Middle Tennessee State (CBS)
3:00 PM: #2 Oklahoma vs #15 CSU Bakersfield (TNT)
3:30 PM: #5 Maryland vs #12 South Dakota State (TBS)
5:50 PM: #7 Wisconsin vs #10 Pitt (TNT)
6:10 PM: #3 West Virginia vs #14 Stephen F. Austin (CBS)
6:20 PM: #3 Texas A&M vs #14 UW-Green Bay (TBS)
6:27 PM: #1 Oregon vs #16 Holy Cross (TruTV)
8:20 PM: #2 Xavier vs #15 Weber State (TNT)
8:40 PM: #6 Notre Dame vs #11 Michigan (CBS)
8:50 PM: #6 Texas vs #11 UNI (TBS)
8:57 PM: #8 Saint Joseph's vs #9 Cincinnati (TruTV)
If you can't watch the game on TV, you can also stream all the games via the NCAA's March Madness Live service (more info here). NOTE: you do need to have a television provider to use March Madness Live.
The usual rules apply: no links to illegal online streams, no porn, no politics, no religion, no slurs, etc. Don't be a jerk.