Well, Friday provided some of the craziest first round of basketball we have ever seen. For the first time in history, a top seed fell in the opening round as the No. 1 Virginia Cavaliers lost to No. 16 UMBC Retrievers, 74-54. Elsewhere around the bracket, No. 13 Marshall gave the No. 4 Wichita State Shockers and early ticket home.
Now that the dust has barely settled, it is time to pick up the second round and continue to plow ahead. Luckily, for the Zags, they start a bit later, so either your St. Patrick’s Day will be the prime time to celebrate, or the prime time to commiserate.
All the times listed below are in pacific time.
Saturday, March 17
- 9:10 am: No. 1 Villanova Wildcats vs. No. 9 Alabama Crimson Tide, CBS
- 11:40 am: No. 2 Duke Blue Devils vs. No. 7 Rhode Island Rams, CBS
- 2:15 pm: No. 5 Kentucky Wildcats vs. No. 13 Buffalo Bulls, CBS
- 3:10 pm: No. 3 Tennessee Volunteers vs. No. 11 Loyola Chicago Ramblers, TNT
- 4:10 pm: No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks vs. No. 8 Seton Hall Pirates, TBS
- 4:45 pm: No. 4 Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes, CBS
- 5:40 pm: No. 3 Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. No. 6 Florida Gators, TNT
- 6:40 pm: No. 3 Michigan Wolverines vs. No. 6 Houston Cougars, TBS
Sunday, March 18
- 9:10 am: No. 2 Purdue Boilermakers vs. No. 10 Butler Bulldogs, CBS
- 11:40 am: No. 3 Michigan State vs. No. 11 Syracuse Orange, CBS
- 2:15 pm: No. 2 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. No. 7 Texas A&M Aggies, CBS
- 3:10 pm: No. 2 Cincinnati Bearcats vs. No. 7 Nevada Wolf Pack, TNT
- 4:10 pm: No. 4 Auburn Tigers vs. No. 5 Clemson Tigers, TBS
- 4:45 pm: No. 9 Kansas State Wildcats vs. No. 16 UMBC Retrievers, truTV
- 5:40 pm: No. 1 Xavier Musketeers vs. No. 9 Florida State, TNT
- 6:40 pm: No. 5 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. No. 13 Marshall Thundering Herd, TBS