It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for Day 1 of the NCAA Tournament: there were upsets aplenty (the most shocking of which was Dayton going full anti-Dayton and somehow picking off Ohio State), fantastic finishes, and Uncle Verne and Raf calling the two best games all day. You can get caught up with everything with the SB Nation home office's day long stream.
Sadly, despite the support of a hopeful nation (and David Bowie), the American University Eagles got thoroughly dismantled by the hated Red Menace of Madison. As a result, starting tomorrow, we are all Ducks.
But that's tomorrow. We've got hoops all day on the slate, and below is who's playing and where and when (with much thanks again to Mike of VUHoops.com for the table):
Friday's Game Schedule
|Midwest||Mercer Bears (14) vs. Duke Blue Devils(3)||PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC)||11:15a||CBS||Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols|
|West||Nebraska Cornhuskers (11) vs. Baylor Bears (6)||AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX)||11:40a||truTV||Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craig Sager|
|South||Stanford Cardinal (10) vs. New Mexico Lobos (7)||Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO)||12:40p||TBS||Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony/Tracy Wolfson|
|West||Weber State Wildcats (16) vs. Arizona Wildcats (1)||Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (San Diego, CA)||1:10p||TNT||Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston|
|Midwest||Iowa Hawkeyes/Tennessee Volunteers (11) vs. Massachusetts Minutemen (6)||PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC)||1:45p||CBS||Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols|
|West||Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (14) vs. Creighton Bluejays (3)||AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX)||2:10p||truTV||Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craig Sager|
|South||Eastern Kentucky Colonels (15) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (2)||Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO)||3:10p||TBS||Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony/Tracy Wolfson|
|West||Oklahoma State Cowboys (9) vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs (8)||Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (San Diego, CA)||3:40p||TNT||Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston|
|East||George Washington Colonials (9) vs. Memphis Tigers (8)||PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC)||5:55p||TBS||Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols|
|Midwest||Cal Poly Mustangs (16) vs. Wichita State Shockers (1)||Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO)||6:10p||CBS||Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony/Tracy Wolfson|
|East||Providence Friars (11) vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (6)||AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX)||6:20p||TNT||Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craig Sager|
|South||Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (12) vs. Virginia Commonwealth Rams (5)||Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (San Diego, CA)||6:27p||truTV||Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston|
|East||Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (16) vs. Virginia Cavaliers (1)||PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC)||8:25p||TBS||Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols|
|Midwest||Kansas State Wildcats (9) vs. Kentucky Wildcats (8)||Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO)||8:40p||CBS||Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony/Tracy Wolfson|
|East||NC Central Eagles (14) vs. Iowa State Cyclones (3)||AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX)||8:50p||TNT||Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craig Sager|
|South||Tulsa Golden Hurricane (13) vs. UCLA Bruins (4)||Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (San Diego, CA)||8:57p||truTV||Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston|
This here's your Open Thread for Day 2 of the Dance. Whenever the spirit moves you, leave a comment below. And cheer for Providence to bite some asses tonight.