Day 2 of 2014 NCAA Tournament, More Upsets and Thrilling Games? - OPEN THREAD

Barely with enough time to catch our breath from yesterday we move on to Day 2 of the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

Below is the list of games and what channel you can expect to find the games.

Region Game Venue Time (EST) TV Announcers
MidWest Mercer Bears (14) vs. Duke Blue Devils(3) PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC) 12:15p CBS Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols
West Nebraska Cornhuskers (11) vs. Baylor Bears (6) AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX) 12:40p truTV Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craigh Sager
South Stanford Cardinal (10) vs. New Mexico Lobos (7) Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO) 1:40p TBS Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony/Tracy Wolfson
West Weber State Wildcats (16) vs. Arizona Wildcats (1) Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (San Diego, CA) 2:10p TNT Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston
MidWest Tennessee Volunteers (11) vs. Massachusetts Minutemen (6) PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC) 2:45p 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) 3:10p truTV Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craigh Sager
South Eastern Kentucky Colonels (15) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (2) Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO) 4:10p TBS Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony/Tracy Wolfson
West Oklahoma State Cowboys (9) vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs (8) Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (San Diego, CA) 4:40p TNT Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston
East George Washington Colonials (9) vs. Memphis Tigers (8) PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC) 6:55p TBS Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols
MidWest Cal Poly Mustangs (16) vs. Wichita State Shockers (1) Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO) 7:10p CBS Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony/Tracy Wolfson
East Providence Friars (11) vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (6) AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX) 7:20p TNT Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craigh Sager
South Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (12) vs. Virginia Commonwealth Rams (5) Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (San Diego, CA) 7:27p truTV Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston
East Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (16) vs. Virginia Cavaliers (1) PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC) 9:25p TBS Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols
MidWest Kansas State Wildcats (9) vs. Kentucky Wildcats (8) Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO) 9:40p CBS Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony/Tracy Wolfson
East NC Central Eagles (14) vs. Iowa State Cyclones (3) AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX) 9:50p TNT Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craigh Sager
South Tulsa Golden Hurricane (13) vs. UCLA Bruins (4) Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (San Diego, CA) 9:57p truTV Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston

Potential Upsets

Here are a couple more upsets that I think are possible.

(3) Iowa State vs (14) North Carolina Central - this would be a pretty big upset but I think there is potential here. Iowa State has three big-time scorers but they will face an NCC team that plays outstanding defense. The Eagles have played a very challenging schedule this year with games against Cincinnati, NC State, Wichita State and Maryland. In addition they have an outstanding scorer of their own in Jeremy Ingram who averages over 20 points per game. Ingram had 27 against Cincy, 29 in the win over NC State and 37 against the Shockers. This one might come down to the fact that the Eagles force a LOT of turnovers and Iowa State is very good at not turning it over.

(5) VCU vs. (12) Stephen F Austin - VCU and Shaka Smart are one of those teams/coaches who you just don't usually pick against, but I think they'll have a nice challenge in Stephen F Austin tonight. The Lumberjacks have four scorers averaging over 12 ppg and five guys who shoot the three at over 35%. Both of these teams apply pressure to force turnovers, both ranking top 5 nationally in Def TO%. Should be an entertaining game and maybe a big upset.

Best Games to Watch

(11) Nebraska vs. (6) Baylor - Big match-up of the two best basketball conferences this year. I'm a little tired (read jealous) of all the attention paid to Nebraska and wouldn't mind seeing them get stomped out of the Tourney. But they aren't Wisconsin or Iowa so I will choose to root for some Big Ten respect here.

Big Ten

see above.

Favorite Nick-Name of the Day

These are a couple of the best nicknames in all of college basketball.

  • Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns
  • Wichita State Shockers

In the past I have found that often one of the first two days is very exciting and the other is full of games that lack any excitement (no OT or buzz-beaters or big upsets). Hopefully this year bucks that trend and today we get another set of outstanding games.

Looking forward to Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament...talk amongst yourselves.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Daily Gopher

You must be a member of The Daily Gopher to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Daily Gopher. You should read them.

Join The Daily Gopher

You must be a member of The Daily Gopher to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Daily Gopher. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker