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.
|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|
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.
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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.