2014 NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen Thursday Night OPEN THREAD

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Finally back to the NCAA Tournament and we go from the first weekend which is usually highlighted by great upsets by lower-seeded teams playing with passion to the second weekend which typically gives us a slate of great games between talented teams. Here's hoping tonight does not disappoint.

REGION GAME VENUE TIME (EST) TV ANNOUNCERS
South Stanford Cardinal (10) vs. Dayton Flyers (11) FedEx Forum (Memphis, TN) 7:15p CBS Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols
West Baylor Bears (6) vs. Wisconsin Badgers (2) Honda Center (Anaheim, CA) 7:47p TBS Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craigh Sager
South UCLA Bruins (4) vs. Florida Gators (1) FedEx Forum (Memphis, TN) 9:45p CBS Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols
West San Diego State Aztecs (4) vs. Arizona Wildcats (1) Honda Center (Anaheim, CA) 10:17p TBS Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craigh Sager

Potential Upsets

I'm going to throw out the Stanford and Dayton game as I'm not sure either winner would really be deemed an upset. Both of their statuses as "David" was set last weekend and I'm not going to call Dayton beating Stanford and "upset." I think that Florida and Arizona are fairly safe so that leaves us with one potential...

(6) Baylor vs (2) Wisconsin - According to KenPom, this game is most likely to be close. Baylor is full of "athletes" and has been hot lately. Wisconsin breezed through their first two games winning by 40 over American and then beating Oregon by 8. Both of these teams have efficient offenses and they shoot the ball well. Should be an entertaining game and if there is going to be an upset tonight I hope think it might be this one.

Best Games to Watch

Is "all of them" an acceptable answer?

(4) UCLA vs (1) Florida - I'm going with this game by default, I think all four of tomorrow night's games are better (on paper) than tonight's. But this one has some potential. Florida is an elite team defensively and UCLA has gotten this far mostly with their offense. The Bruins are hot and this game really could be a good one. Ultimately I think it depends on which Florida team shows up, the one that struggled against Albany or the one that ripped apart Pitt.

Last weekend is my favorite consecutive four days of the year; basketball nearly from the time you wake up till you go to bed. But tonight and tomorrow night typically gives you a handful of outstanding match-ups among some of the nation's most talented teams.

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