The No. 4 Gonzaga Bulldogs had to fight tooth and nail against the No. 13 UNC Greensboro Spartans to come away with the victory. After a fair amount of heartache and stress, they did, securing the right to play another day, and to grant us fans a bit of a breather.
Thursday provided a few crazy buzzer beaters, with Loyola Chicago doing most of the heavy lifting. Other than that, outside of good, close games, we didn’t have a whole lot of upsets to choose from. Perhaps today will give us a bit more of the Madness that we have come to expect from the first round.
All times listed below are in Pacific Time.
Friday, March 16
- 9:15 am: No. 7 Texas A&M Aggies vs. No. 10 Providence Friars, CBS
- 9:40 am: No. 2 Purdue Boilermakers vs. No. 15 Cal-State Fullerton Titans, truTV
- 10:30 am: No. 4 Wichita State Shockers vs. No. 13 Marshall Thundering Herd, TNT
- 11:00 am: No. 2 Cincinnati Bearcats vs. No. 15 Georgia State Panthers, TBS
- 11:45 am: No. 2 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. No. 15 Lipscomb Bisons, CBS
- 12:10 pm: No. 7 Arkansas Razorbacks vs. No. 10 Butler Bulldogs, truTV
- 1:00 pm: No. 5 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. No. 12 Murray State Racers, TNT
- 1:30 pm: No. 7 Nevada Wolf Pack vs. No. 10 Texas Longhorns, TBS
- 3:50 pm: No. 8 Creighton Bluejays vs. No. 9 Kansas State Wildcats, TNT
- 4:10 pm: No. 3 Michigan State Spartans vs. No. 14 Bucknell Bisons, CBS
- 4:20 pm: No. 1 Xavier Musketeers vs. No. 16 Texas Southern Tigers, TBS
- 4:27 pm: No. 4 Auburn Tigers vs. No. 13 Charleston Cougars, truTV
- 6:20 pm: No. 1 Virginia Cavaliers vs. No. 16 UMBC Retrievers, TNT
- 6:40 pm: No. 6 TCU Horned Frogs vs. Syracuse Orange, CBS
- 6:50 pm: No. 8 Missouri Tigers vs. No. 9 Florida State Seminoles, TBS
- 6:57 pm: No. 5 Clemson Tigers vs. No. 12 New Mexico State Aggies, truTV