Speaking for myself, I don't hate the later tip time because #DadLife on Saturday makes for a pretty full schedule of kids' activites from dawn until late afternoon. On the other hand at around 2:00 AM we will have some very dedicate members of the media who will no longer be able to lift their hands.
The schedule in Raleigh goes like this on Saturday. Virginia-Butler will start things off at 7:10 PM followed by UNC-Providence at approximately 9:40 PM. If this doesn't seem to make sense, especially with Utah-Gonzaga playing at 8:40 PM EDT in Denver, that's the NCAA for you. One possible explanation via Doc is the NCAA was banking on a UNC-USC game which would put this game on in primetime in the LA market. Another theory is spreading out the games for Duke, Kentucky/Indiana, Kansas and UNC so they don't overlap with each other. Another factor might be the fact no one would be able to stay awake for a Virginia game starting that late at night...okay I made that up.
Whatever the case, it will be a late night in Raleigh for the #1 seeded Tar Heels as they hope to move into the Sweet Sixteen.
Here is the full schedule for Saturday.
Saturday, March 19: 2nd Round Games
|12:10p||CBS||Providence||South||(3) Miami-Florida Hurricanes vs. (11) Wichita State Shockers||Ian Eagle/Chris Webber/Len Elmore//Evan Washburn|
|After Conc.||CBS||Providence||West||(4) Duke Blue Devils vs. (12) Yale Bulldogs||Eagle/Webber/Elmore//Washburn|
|5:15p||CBS||Des Moines||East||(4) Kentucky Wildcats vs. (5) Indiana Hoosiers||Jim Nantz/Grant Hill/Bill Raftery//Tracy Wolfson|
|6:10p||TNT||Denver||Midwest||(4) Iowa State Cyclones vs. (12) Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans||Andrew Catalon/Steve Lappas//Jamie Erdahl|
|7:10p||TBS||Raleigh||Midwest||(1) Virginia Cavaliers vs. (9) Butler Bulldogs||Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner//Lewis Johnson|
|After Conc.||CBS||Des Moines||South||(1) Kansas Jayhawks vs. (9) Connecticut Huskies||Nantz/ Hill/ Raftery//Wolfson|
|After Conc.||TNT||Denver||Midwest||(3) Utah Utes vs. (11) Gonzaga Bulldogs||Catalon/Lappas//Erdahl|
|After Conc.||TBS||Raleigh||East||(1) North Carolina Tar Heels vs. (9) Providence Friars||Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson|