The Saturday games which tease you with two back-to-back games then drops a train of action on you starting at 5:15 PM.
Pittsburgh vs Florida is very interesting. The Panthers have been playing well lately. What Pitt did to UNC was not a fluke except for one thing. The Panthers were awful against UNC's full-court pressure which is not something the Tar Heels even do much. Florida on the other hand is happy to put pressure on you which could make this a mismatch.
There does not appear to be a lot of upsets here on paper. I don't see St. Louis bouncing back with any kind of decent legs to beat Louisville. Texas is Texas. Dayton and North Dakota State are your best bets for an upset. I don't see Harvard getting by Michigan State though nothing would do my heart more good than to watch all the Tom Izzo fan boys explain the Spartans' early exit.
|South||Pittsburgh Panthers (9) vs. Florida Gators (1)||Amway Center (Orlando, FL)||1215p||CBS||Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner//Kristine Leahy|
|MidWest||Saint Louis Billikens (5) vs. Louisville Cardinals (4)||Amway Center (Orlando, FL)||245p||CBS||Anderson/Bonner//Leahy|
|MidWest||Texas Longhorns (7) vs. Michigan Wolverines (2)||BMO Harris Bradley Center (Milwaukee, WI)||515p||CBS||Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel//Lewis Johnson|
|West||North Dakota State Bison (12) vs. San Diego State Aztecs (4)||Spokane Memorial Arena (Spokane, WA)||610p||TNT||Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Jaime Maggio|
|South||Dayton Flyers (11) vs. Syracuse Orange (3)||First Niagara Center (Buffalo, NY)||710p||TBS||Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Allie LaForce|
|West||Oregon Ducks (7) vs. Wisconsin Badgers (2)||BMO Harris Bradley Center (Milwaukee, WI)||745p||CBS||Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel//Lewis Johnson|
|East||Harvard Crimson (12) vs. Michigan State Spartans (4)||Spokane Memorial Arena (Spokane, WA)||840p||TNT||Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Jaime Maggio|
|East||Connecticut Huskies (7) vs. Villanova Wildcats (2)||First Niagara Center (Buffalo, NY)||940p||TBS||Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Allie LaForce|