2014 NCAA Tournament Final Day of Opening Weekend - OPEN THREAD

Last day of the best 4-day weekend of the year. I'd be sad but I'm also looking forward to the Gopher game tonight!

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

REGION GAME VENUE TIME (EST) TV ANNOUNCERS
South Stanford Cardinal (10) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (2) Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO) 1215p CBS Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony/Tracy Wolfson
MidWest Kentucky Wildcats (8) vs. Wichita State Shockers (1) Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO) 245p CBS Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony/Tracy Wolfson
East North Carolina Tar Heels (6) vs. Iowa State Cyclones (3) AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX) 515p CBS Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craigh Sager
MidWest Mercer Bears (14) vs. Tennessee Volunteers (11) PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC) 610p TNT Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols
South Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (12) vs. UCLA Bruins (4) Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (San Diego, CA) 710p TBS Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston
West Baylor Bears (6) vs. Creighton Bluejays (3) AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX) 745p truTV Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craigh Sager
East Memphis Tigers (8) vs. Virginia Cavaliers (1) PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC) 840p TNT Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols
West Gonzaga Bulldogs (8) vs. Arizona Wildcats (1) Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (San Diego, CA) 940p TBS Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston

Potential Upsets

Today has the potential for a few I think.

(12) Stephen F. Austin vs (4) UCLA - I'm less confident than I was about the Lumberjacks beating VCU, but I think there is a chance here. They got a little lucky with that 4-point play to tie the game with under 10 seconds left (seriously, if VCU just picks their nose for 10 seconds they are playing today), but they won't face the same kind of pressure today and shouldn't have a million turnovers again.

(8) Kentucky vs (1) Wichita State - Kentucky isn't what we thought they'd be at the start of the season but they are pretty talented and they will have no fear of the Shocker's and their undefeated record. I shouldn't be "shocked" to see a 1-seed go down here.

(6) Baylor vs (3) Creighton - Baylor is pretty talented with good size and athleticism, I don't think this is a good match-up for the Blue Jays.

Best Games to Watch

(8) Kentucky vs (1) Wichita State - not much more to say on this one but it should be a good game to watch. Wichita State is good, Kentucky is really talented. I'll be watching this one.


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