Last night had some entertaining games, but tonight is the night of marquee games (imo).
Thursday's game/TV schedule
|Midwest||(2) Michigan Wolverines vs. (11) Tennessee Volunteers||Lucas Oil Stadium
|7:15p||CBS||Jim Nantz, Greg Anthony, Tracy Wolfson|
|East||(3) Iowa State Cyclones vs. (7) Connecticut Huskies||Madison Square Garden
New York City, NY
|7:27p||TBS||Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Allie LaForce|
|Midwest||(4) Louisville Cardinals vs. (8) Kentucky Wildcats||Lucas Oil Stadium
|9:45p||CBS||Jim Nantz, Greg Anthony, Tracy Wolfson|
|East||(1) Virginia Cavaliers vs. (4) Michigan State Spartans||Madison Square Garden
New York, NY
|9:57p||TBS||Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Allie LaForce|
Interesting that looking at the KenPom predictor, Tennessee is a favorite to beat Michigan. But I have more confidence in the Wolverines so I'm not picking that one.
(4) Michigan St. vs (1) Virginia - Vegas says Michigan State is the favorite. Seeding says and KenPom says they are not so I'm going with a Spartan win as an upset. Maybe I'm picking this because I need it for my brackets, maybe I'm picking this because I'm a Big Ten homer (at least for 10 of the 12 Big Ten teams). I just love how Michigan State executes in the half-court and how that is such a good style for winning in the NCAA Tournament.
Best Games to Watch
I really think all of tonight's games are going to be great.
(8) Kentucky vs (4) Louisville - There is going to be some passion in this game tonight to go along with two teams who can be really fun to watch. I don't know what to say about this game other than I am really excited to watch it.
Tonight is the last night of madness. Multiple games occurring throughout the night, after tonight it becomes marquee games, one at a time in prime-time. The pressure ramps up, the madness fades but that doesn't make it any less exciting.