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2016 NCAA Tournament: March Madness Day 2 Times, TV and What to Watch

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Day 1 is in the books and 75% of our weekend is still ahead of us.  Some very nice upsets yesterday. In my upset preview I did call out Yale as a possibility but I didn't quite go as far as to "call" it.  I did nail my guaranteed upset with the Shockers and said that Little Rock concerned me, just figured Purdue would pull it out because of this...

Anyway, here is your Friday slate...

Game of the Day - Michigan vs. Notre Dame, a couple of good offenses that make a lot of threes.  Should be an entertaining game.

Upset Watch - I believe in a couple of really low seeds who are capable of a big upset today.  Stephen F. Austin is legit, too bad so is West Virginia.  And of all the 15-seeds I believe that Bakersfield is capable of knocking off Oklahoma.  But the upset of the day will be Hawaii overcoming Cal.

Minnesota Connections: Today' Minnesota local to watch is J.P. Macura of Xavier.  Lakeville native who chose the Muskateers over the Gophers.  Sure could have used his shooting this year.

Friday March 18: Round of 64

12:15p St. Louis Midwest (7) Dayton Flyers vs. (10) Syracuse Orange Brian Anderson/Steve Smith//Dana Jacobson
12:40p Brooklyn South (2) Villanova Wildcats vs. (15) UNC-Asheville Bulldogs Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel//Allie LaForce
1:30p Oklahoma City West (7) Oregon State Beavers vs. 910) Virginia Commonwealth Rams Carter Blackburn/ Mike Gminski//Jaime Maggio
2:00p Spokane South (4) California Golden Bears vs. (13) Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Ros Gold-Onwude
After conc. I St. Louis Midwest (2) Michigan State Spartans vs. (15) Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Anderson/Smith//Jacobson
After conc. I Oklahoma City West (2) Oklahoma Sooners vs. (15) CS-Bakersfield Roadrunners Blackburn/Gminski//Maggio
After conc. I Brooklyn South (7) Iowa Hawkeyes vs. (10) Temple Owls Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce
After conc. I Spokane South (5) Maryland Terrapins vs. (12) South Dakota State Jackrabbits Dedes/Gottlieb//Gold-Onwude
6:50p St. Louis East (7) Wisconsin Badgers vs.(10) Pittsburgh Panthers Anderson/Smith//Jacobson
7:10p Brooklyn East (3) West Virginia Mountaineers vs. (14) Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce
7:20p Oklahoma City West (3) Texas A&M Aggies vs. (14) Green Bay Phoenix Blackburn/Gminski//Maggio
7:27p Spokane West (1) Oregon Ducks vs. (16) Holy Cross Crusaders Dedes/Gottlieb//Gold-Onwude
After conc. III St. Louis East (2) Xavier Musketeers vs. (15) Weber State Wildcats Anderson/Smith//Jacobson
After conc. III Brooklyn East (6) Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs.(11) Michigan Wolverines Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce
After conc. III Oklahoma City West (6) Texas Longhorns vs.(11) Northern Iowa Panthers Blackburn/Gminski//Maggio
After conc. III Spokane West (8) Saint Josephs (PA) Hawks vs. (9) Cincinnati Bearcats Dedes/Gottlieb//Gold-Onwude



(this is text from yesterday's thread)

It's finally here guys!!! The best four days of the year tips off today.  Below are the game times and TV and even who you'll get to hear bringing you the games.  But first, here are some things to look for.

Duke vs. UNC-Wilmington Seahawks is the first game of the day and it should only get better from there.  Some things to look for by yours truly..

Game of the Day - Arizona vs. Wichita State, this is going to be a good one and probably an upset.

Upset Watch - Iowa State vs. Iona, keep an eye on A.J. English and the rest of the Gaels lineup.  They'll bomb threes all day and if they are hitting, say adios to the Cyclones.

Minnesota Connections: Cullen Russo plays for Fresno State who plays a dramatically over-seeded Utah Utes club.  Could be interesting.

Thursday March 17: Round of 64 Games

Date Tip (ET) Network Site Game Play-by-Play/Analyst//Reporter
Thursday, March 17 12:15 p.m. CBS Providence I Duke Blue Devils vs. NC-Wilmington Seahawks Ian Eagle/Chris Webber/Len Elmore//Evan Washburn
Thursday, March 17 12:40 p.m. truTV Raleigh I Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Butler Bulldogs Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner//Lewis Johnson
Thursday, March 17 1:30 p.m. TNT Des Moines I Colorado Buffaloes vs. Connecticut Huskies Jim Nantz/Grant Hill/Bill Raftery//Tracy Wolfson
Thursday, March 17 2:00 p.m. TBS Denver I Iowa State Cyclones vs. Iona Gaels Andrew Catalon/Steve Lappas//Jamie Erdahl
Thursday, March 17 After conc. I CBS Providence II Baylor Bears vs. Yale Bulldogs Eagle/ Webber/Elmore//Washburn
Thursday, March 17 After conc. I truTV Raleigh II Virginia Cavaliers vs. Hampton Pirates Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson
Thursday, March 17 After conc. I TNT Des Moines II Kansas Jayhawks vs. Austin Peay Governors Nantz/Hill/Raftery//Wolfson
Thursday, March 17 After conc. I TBS Denver II Purdue Boilermakers vs. Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Catalon/ Lappas// Erdahl
Thursday, March 17 6:50 p.m. TNT Providence III Miami-Florida Hurricanes vs. Buffalo Bulls Eagle/ Webber/Elmore//Washburn
Thursday, March 17 7:10 p.m. CBS Des Moines III Indiana Hoosiers vs. Chattanooga Mocs Nantz/Hill/Raftery//Wolfson
Thursday, March 17 7:20 p.m. TBS Raleigh III North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Florida Gulf Coast Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson
Thursday, March 17 7:27 p.m. truTV Denver III Utah Utes vs. Fresno State Bulldogs Catalon/ Lappas// Erdahl
Thursday, March 17 After conc. III TNT Providence IV Arizona Wildcats vs. Wichita State Shockers Eagle/ Webber/Elmore//Washburn
Thursday, March 17 After conc. III CBS Des Moines IV Kentucky Wildcats vs. Stony Brook Seawolves Nantz/Hill/Raftery//Wolfson
Thursday, March 17 After conc. III TBS Raleigh IV USC Trojans vs. Providence Friars Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson
Thursday, March 17 After conc. III truTV Denver IV Seton Hall Pirates vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs Catalon/ Lappas// Erdahl

Enjoy your Thursday of hoops