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Friday NCAA Tournament Schedule and Television Info

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Day two of the NCAA basketball tournament's round of 64 gets underway this afternoon, and we can only hope it's as instructive as day one. What did we learn on day one? Well among other things:

  • You can never count on Purdue. Including and especially if you're an actual Purdue fan.
  • Playing the Ivy League champion in round one is a no-win proposition. If they beat you you look bad, if you beat them you're still going to end up working for them.
  • Kentucky remains capable of ruining more feel-good stories than a hack director at the Hallmark Channel.
  • Tom Crean is the coach whose facial expressions best wordlessly express the sentiment "those clams may or may not have been a little past their prime. Oh dear."
So what's on the agenda for today? A lot more great basketball. The full schedule is below (now in a nifty table!). Of course, this is also the spot for any commentary on the action. Or your general Friday reverie. We run a pretty loose ship as the weekend beckons. Let's watch some bouncey hoops, people!

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