NCAA Tournament 2nd Round Game Thread

RedOctober3829

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Saturday Schedule
12:10 CBS East Region
#6 Maryland vs. #3 LSU--Jacksonville, FL

2:40 CBS Midwest Region
#7 Wofford vs. #2 Kentucky--Jacksonville FL

5:15 CBS West Region
#10 Florida vs. #2 Michigan--Des Moines, IA

6:10 TNT West Region
#12 Murray State vs. #4 Florida State--Hartford, CT

7:10 TBS West Region
#9 Baylor vs. #1 Gonzaga--Salt Lake City, UT

7:45 CBS East Region
#10 Minnesota vs. #2 Michigan State--Des Moines, IA

8:40 TNT South Region
#6 Villanova vs. #3 Purdue--Hartford, CT

9:40 TBS Midwest Region
#5 Auburn vs. #4 Kansas--Salt Lake City, UT
 

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Great opportunities for both Wofford and Murray State to get to the second weekend here.
 

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Sunday

12:10 CBS #10 Iowa vs. #2 Tennessee
2:40 CBS #9 Washington vs. #1 UNC
5:15 CBS #9 UCF vs #1 Duke
6:10 TNT #6 Buffalo vs. #3 Texas Tech
7:10 TBS #12 Liberty vs. #4 Virginia Tech
7:45 truTV #9 Oklahoma vs. #1 Virginia
8:40 TNT #11 OSU vs. #3 Houston
9:40 TBS #13 UC Irvine vs. #12 Oregon
 
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Sunday

12:10 CBS #10 Iowa vs. #2 Tennessee
2:40 CBS #9 Washington vs. #1 UNC
5:15 CBS UCF or VCU vs #1 Duke
6:10 TNT #6 Buffalo vs. #3 Texas Tech
7:10 TBS #12 Liberty vs. #4 Virginia Tech
7:45 truTV #9 Oklahoma vs. #1 Virginia
8:40 TNT OSU or ISU vs. #3 Houston
9:40 TBS #13 UC Irvine vs. #12 Oregon
No exclusive window for Duke? Bizarro year.
 

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Because the TV executives want UNC in the prime viewing window on Sunday.
The President of CBS Sports, David Berson, is a Michigan graduate so keep that in mind. Not sure if any Duke grads have any influence but it would be a fun story if they did.
 

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How does Carolina get a game that ended at 11:20 on Friday and get the second earliest game on Sunday?
Because the TV executives want UNC in the prime viewing window on Sunday.
2:40 in the afternoon is a prime viewing window?
The President of CBS Sports, David Berson, is a Michigan graduate so keep that in mind. Not sure if any Duke grads have any influence but it would be a fun story if they did.
I'm pretty certain that the broadcasting schedule for the first and second rounds is set in stone well before the brackets are chosen. Teams may be chosen for particular brackets with this in mind, but that's not a function of executives at the networks. That's the selection committee attempting to "manage the product."
 

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Congrats to Wofford then I guess for being the corresponding "national" team that had to play late Thursday and early today.

Having the shortest turnaround to get the right to play Kansas in Kansas City is some real crap they've done to a 1 seed.
 

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Congrats to Wofford then I guess for being the corresponding "national" team that had to play late Thursday and early today.

Having the shortest turnaround to get the right to play Kansas in Kansas City is some real crap they've done to a 1 seed.
I actually prefer the early start for underdogs. The worst case for an underdog isn’t lack of a couple hours “rest” but hanging around all day “thinking” about the game. First time I truly recognized this was Providence vs Syracuse in Pitino’s Final Four when Billy Donovan was marching around the hotel in uniform 6 hours before tipoff with his game face on prior to laying an egg.
 

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Maryland appears content to go home with a first round win while calling it a season. I’m not sure I can put into words what Cowan is doing out there......the thought that he’s throwing this game actually crossed my mind and I don’t even have a dog in this fight.
 

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I'm pretty certain that the broadcasting schedule for the first and second rounds is set in stone well before the brackets are chosen. Teams may be chosen for particular brackets with this in mind, but that's not a function of executives at the networks. That's the selection committee attempting to "manage the product."
If that's the case why don't they publish the R32 schedule earlier then?
 

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Magee is having a disastrous day from 3. He has the most 3 pointers in the history of the NCAA. And he's been blanked for 27 minutes from 3. That last missed 3 was a huge turning point.
 

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The adds with the bad color commentator who never understands what is going on is going to be the death of me.