The worst thing -- OK, maybe the second-worst thing -- about the sudden departure of former Marquette coach Brent Williams is that it distracted us from more awesome basketball yesterday. So, while we've got plenty of other stuff on our minds, here's your Open Thread for Day 3 of the NCAA Tournament.
With thanks to Mike from VUHoops.com, here's your handy reference for who's playing and where and when and who's going to be talking about it:
|South||Pittsburgh Panthers (9) vs. Florida Gators (1)||Amway Center (Orlando, FL)||11:15a||CBS||Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner/Kristine Leahy|
|Midwest||Saint Louis Billikens (5) vs. Louisville Cardinals (4)||Amway Center (Orlando, FL)||1:45p||CBS||Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner/Kristine Leahy|
|Midwest||Texas Longhorns (7) vs. Michigan Wolverines (2)||BMO Harris Bradley Center (Milwaukee, WI)||4:15p||CBS||Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel/Lewis Johnson|
|West||North Dakota State Bison (12) vs. San Diego State Aztecs (4)||Spokane Memorial Arena (Spokane, WA)||5:10p||TNT||Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb/Jaime Maggio|
|South||Dayton Flyers (11) vs. Syracuse Orange (3)||First Niagara Center (Buffalo, NY)||6:10p||TBS||Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery/Allie LaForce|
|West||Oregon Ducks (7) vs. Wisconsin Badgers (2)||BMO Harris Bradley Center (Milwaukee, WI)||6:45p||CBS||Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel/Lewis Johnson|
|East||Harvard Crimson (12) vs. Michigan State Spartans (4)||Spokane Memorial Arena (Spokane, WA)||7:40p||TNT||Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb/Jaime Maggio|
|East||Connecticut Huskies (7) vs. Villanova Wildcats (2)||First Niagara Center (Buffalo, NY)||8:40p||TBS||Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery/Allie LaForce|
Go Ducks and stuff, and whoever might play Virginia Tech in the next two years.