Hi Cleveland. I'd like to introduce you to Big Blue Nation. They're going to be making themselves at home in your hotels, bars, and miscelaneous entertainment establishments this weekend. You'll think you can understand how many fans are coming, but what you don't realize is that pretty much the whole state (as well as residents of Ohio who like a true championship basketball contender to cheer for when they aren't able to cheer for Ohio State Football) will be descending upon you soon.
With those introduction out of the way, here are some quick thoughts about the Sweet 16 games:
- I feel good about Wichita State's chances to move on. Maybe this is the year people stop being confused into thinking Gregg Marshall is going to jump at any major conference coaching vacancy.
- RAH, RAH, Car'lina! You heard me.
- I hope you have refundable rooms for the weekend WVU.
- Go Arizona, because I'll never forgive Xavier for depriving us of more excellent coach celebrations.
- So help me Gonzaga, if you give Bruins fans further ammo to their "THE WORLD IS BIASED AGAINST US" campaign...
- I find NC State's willingness to win in spite of doing silly things interesting.
- GO UTAH.
- Izzo is going to the Final Four somehow. You know it, I know it.
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 and TBS are it this weekend (/waves goodbye to TNT and truTV). Here's the full schedule of Thursday's games (note that all times are Eastern Time Zone):
Thursday, March 26 (ET)
|7:15 p.m.||CBS||Cleveland I||Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Wichita State Shockers||Albert/Webber/Elmore/Johnson|
|7:47 p.m.||TBS||Los Angeles I||North Carolina Tar Heels vs Wisconsin Badgers||Harlan/Miller/Bonner/Nichols|
|After conc. I||CBS||Cleveland II||Kentucky Wildcats vs West Virginia Mountaineers||Albert/Webber/Elmore/Johnson|
|After conc. I||TBS||Los Angeles II||Arizona Wildcats vs Xavier Musketeers||Harlan/Miller/Bonner/Nichols|
Friday, March 27 (ET)
|7:15 p.m.||CBS||Houston I||Gonzaga Bulldogs vs UCLA Bruins||Nantz/Raftery/Hill/Wolfson|
|7:47 p.m.||TBS||Syracuse I||Louisville vs NC State Wolfpack||Lundquist/Spanarkel/LaForce|
|After conc. I||CBS||Houston II||Duke Blue Devils vs Utah Utes||Nantz/Raftery/Hill/Wolfson|
|After conc. I||TBS||Syracuse II||Michigan State Spartans vs Oklahoma Sooners||Lundquist/Spanarkel/LaForce|