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2014 NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen - OPEN THREAD

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Last night had some entertaining games, but tonight is the night of marquee games (imo).

SB Nation 2014 NCAA March Madness Coverage

Thursday's game/TV schedule

REGION GAME VENUE TIME (EST) TV ANNOUNCERS
Midwest (2) Michigan Wolverines vs. (11) Tennessee Volunteers Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, IN
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
Indianapolis, IN
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


Potential Upsets

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.