We saw some great games yesterday, and the beauty of it is that we still have another full day of action.
Yesterday, Yale and Arkansas-Little Rock were the big winners, toppling Baylor and Purdue, respectively. Gonzaga got in on the action as another double-digit seed taking down its opponent. Wichita State downed Arizona in a game not many were surprised by North Carolina looked like they might be the first No. 1 seed to finally lose (for a half), and Duke jammed it in everyone's faces by pushing past UNC-Wilmington. That was just day one.
Plenty more action on the docket today. Can Oregon State justify their No. 7 seed? Will Hawaii fulfill its destiny as a popular upset pick? Can Cal push past all the drama swirling the locker room at the moment? Plenty to talk about today, and here is your place to do it.
Friday March 18: Round of 64
|12:15 p||St. Louis||Midwest||(7) Dayton Flyers vs. (10) Syracuse Orange||Brian Anderson/Steve Smith//Dana Jacobson|
|12:40 p||Brooklyn||South||(2) Villanova Wildcats vs. (15) UNC-Asheville Bulldogs||Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel//Allie LaForce|
|1:30 p||Oklahoma City||West||(7) Oregon State Beavers vs. 910) Virginia Commonwealth Rams||Carter Blackburn/ Mike Gminski//Jaime Maggio|
|2:00 p||Spokane||South||(4) California Golden Bears vs. (13) Hawaii Rainbow Warriors||Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Ros Gold-Onwude|
|After conc. I||St. Louis||Midwest||(2) Michigan State Spartans vs. (15) Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders||Anderson/Smith//Jacobson|
|After conc. I||Oklahoma City||West||(2) Oklahoma Sooners vs. (15) CS-Bakersfield Roadrunners||Blackburn/Gminski//Maggio|
|After conc. I||Brooklyn||South||(7) Iowa Hawkeyes vs. (10) Temple Owls||Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce|
|After conc. I||Spokane||South||(5) Maryland Terrapins vs. (12) South Dakota State Jackrabbits||Dedes/Gottlieb//Gold-Onwude|
|6:50 p||St. Louis||East||(7) Wisconsin Badgers vs.(10) Pittsburgh Panthers||Anderson/Smith//Jacobson|
|7:10 p||Brooklyn||East||(3) West Virginia Mountaineers vs. (14) Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks||Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce|
|7:20 p||Oklahoma City||West||(3) Texas A&M Aggies vs. (14) Green Bay Phoenix||Blackburn/Gminski//Maggio|
|7:27 p||Spokane||West||(1) Oregon Ducks vs. (16) Holy Cross/Southern U.||Dedes/Gottlieb//Gold-Onwude|
|After conc. III||St. Louis||East||(2) Xavier Musketeers vs. (15) Weber State Wildcats||Anderson/Smith//Jacobson|
|After conc. III||Brooklyn||East||(6) Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs.(11) Michigan/Tulsa||Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce|
|After conc. III||Oklahoma City||West||(6) Texas Longhorns vs.(11) Northern Iowa Panthers||Blackburn/Gminski//Maggio|
|After conc. III|