HOLY CRAP DID YESTERDAY ACTUALLY HAPPEN?
- A Dayton fan got very sad because Syracuse blew the Flyers out. Lesson #1 for that kid: Don't cheer for Dayton.
- Temple took the subway to the Barclays Center.... and then lost to Iowa in overtime.
- Iowa might have won, but Adam Woodbury might have gotten away with a foul to win it for the Hawkeyes.
- Hawaii got the first NCAA tournament win in program history...... and may have started the clock ticking on Cuonzo Martin's job at Cal.
- Middle Tennessee State smashed a hole into everyone's bracket by beating 2 seed Michigan State, which caused Tom Izzo to cry and Draymond Green to lose his sanity (his words). It also sparked the introduction of the Crying Magic.
- Indiana players were openly laughing at Michigan State's loss.
- As a result of the Michigan State loss, Virginia fans are already donating money to MTSU.
- Stephen F. Austin went KICK WHAM STUNNER on West Virginia.
- Northern Iowa hit a bananas half court buzzer beater to knock off Texas.
- UNI's radio call of the shot is as delightful as you might expect.
- Cincinnati lost because Octavius Ellis tried to dunk instead of lofting a floater to get it out of his hands before time expired.
Reminder: Cincinnati lost in the AAC tournament because they forgot to defend a 3/4 court heave with 0.8 seconds left. The heave only tied the game, but they ended up losing. I will never get tired of living in a world where the Bearcats continue to lose in the most painfully ridiculous manner possible.
We've got 8 games today to settle out one half of the Sweet 16. Things kick off at 11, and we get just one game at a time until about halftime of the Indiana/Kentucky game. We end up with three games going on at once later today, which makes me wonder why there's just one at a time until 5pm tonight. I'm not saying a bunch at once, but why not a staggered start? Start Game #2 at the 2 hour mark on Game #1, which is right about when the game is wrapping up. Either it's a blowout and people can switch over, or it's close and people can skip out on the boring early part of Game #2, etc. I know that there's a certain amount of scheduling that the NCAA has to deal with because these eight games are taking place as four doubleheaders, but you'd think that we could do better than having only Miami/Wichita State to watch in the opening window.
If you need to find TruTV on your cable system, head over to TruTVIsAThing.com for a channel finder. You can always stream the games through March Madness Live on your desktop or through their app on the mobile device of your choice.
If Miami or Wichita State starts blowing the game wide open, you can turn your attention to Creighton hosting Wagner in the NIT on ESPN or check out Marquette men's lacrosse taking on Quinnipiac via QU's live stream, since both of those contests start at 11am.
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|11:10am||#3 Miami vs #11 Wichita State||CBS|
|1:40pm||#4 Duke vs #12 Yale||CBS|
|4:15pm||#5 Indiana vs #4 Kentucky||CBS|
|5:10pm||#4 Iowa State vs #12 Little Rock||TNT|
|6:10pm||#1 Virginia vs #9 Butler||TBS|
|6:45pm||#1 Kansas vs #9 Connecticut||CBS|
|7:40pm||#3 Utah vs #11 Gonzaga||TNT|
|8:40pm||#1 North Carolina vs #9 Providence||TBS|