Yesterday was an AMAZING first day to the NCAA tournament! 9 of the 16 games were decided by 5 points or less. Five of the games were decided by ONE POINT. That's an NCAA Tournament record. We had both 14 seeds beat the 3 seeds. BOTH 14 seeds won! That's a thing that actually happened! The Iowa State loss destroyed a TON of brackets. Georgia State finished their game on a 13-0 run capped by a ludicrous game winning 3 that created what could very well be the celebration of the tournament:
What can Friday do that will top that? Who knows...Wisconsin losing would be a great start, but if that happens I'm going to go full Doomsday Prepper and await the end of the world. All I know is that I had a marvelous day listening on the radio, watching on my phone, and seeing Cincy pull of a crazy comeback live in Louisville. If you weren't watching today, don't make that mistake two days in a row.
What games are you looking forward to the most today? Who do you think has the best chance to pull a huge upset? Will the other 3 seeds survive this crazy start to the tournament?
The NCAA March Madness Live app is available for all mobile app stores:
IMPORTANT NOTE: You have to sign in using your television provider information. If you're television provider is somehow not participating (all the major ones should be) then you'll need to call up a friend with a different provider and borrow their login.
Just the like the mobile apps, the option requires you to sign in with your television provider login.
CBS, TBS, TNT, and TruTV are your homes for the NCAA Tournament. Here's the full schedule of Thursday's games (note that all times are Eastern Time Zone):
Friday Afternoon, March 20 (Noon-6 p.m. ET)
|12:15 p.m.||CBS||Omaha I||Kansas Jayhawks vs. New Mexico State Aggies||Marv Albert/Chris Webber/Len Elmore//Craig Sager|
|12:40 p.m.||truTV||Charlotte I||Michigan State Spartans vs. Georgia Bulldogs||Jim Nantz/Bill Raftery/Grant Hill//Tracy Wolfson|
|1:40 p.m.||TBS||Seattle I||Northern Iowa Panthers vs. Wyoming Cowboys||Spero Dedes/Mike Gminski//Jaime Maggio|
|2:10 p.m.||TNT||Columbus I||West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Buffalo Bulls||Ian Eagle/Doug Gottlieb//Evan Washburn|
||CBS||Omaha II||Wichita State Shockers vs. Indiana Hoosiers||Albert/Webber/Elmore//Sager|
||truTV||Charlotte II||Virginia Cavaliers vs. Belmont Bruins||Nantz/Raftery/Hill//Wolfson|
||TBS||Seattle II||Louisville Cardinals vs. UC Irvine Anteaters||Dedes/Gminski//Maggio|
||TNT||Columbus II||Maryland Terrapins vs. Valparaiso Crusaders||Eagle/Gottlieb//Washburn|
Friday Evening, March 20 (6:30 p.m.-Midnight ET)
(Announce Teams Same as Day Games)
|6:50 p.m.||TBS||Omaha III||Oregon Ducks vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys||Albert/Webber/Elmore//Sager|
|7:10 p.m.||CBS||Charlotte III||Duke Blue Devils vs. North Florida Ospreys||Nantz/Raftery/Hill//Wolfson|
|7:20 p.m.||TNT||Seattle III||Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Davidson Wildcats||Dedes/Gminski//Maggio|
|7:27 p.m.||truTV||Columbus III||Oklahoma Sooners vs. Albany Great Danes||Eagle/Gottlieb//Washburn|
||TBS||Omaha IV||Wisconsin Badgers vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers||Albert/Webber/Elmore//Sager|
||CBS||Charlotte IV||San Diego State Aztecs vs. St. John's Red Storm||Nantz/Raftery/Hill//Wolfson|
||TNT||Seattle IV||Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. North Dakota State Bison||Dedes/Gminski//Maggio|
Providence Friars vs. Dayton Flyers