After a relatively weak set of 1st round games (except for very late last night), we’re looking to forward to our beloved tournament returning to form with a strong set of 2nd round games. One of the benefits of the lack of shocking upsets in the first round games is that we get a good set of 2nd round games that won’t be blowouts. Right? Anyways, here is your slate of games.
- 1:05 PM: #6 UCLA at #3 Villanova – RTC Live will be there
- 3:20 PM: #10 Maryland vs. #2 Memphis
- 3:35 PM: #9 Texas A&M vs. #1 UConn
- 5:40 PM: #5 Purdue vs. #4 Washington
- 5:45 PM: #8 LSU vs. #1 UNC
- 5:50 PM: #10 Michigan vs. #2 Oklahoma
- 8:10 PM: #12 Western Kentucky vs. #4 Gonzaga
- 8:15 PM: #7 Texas vs. #2 Duke
We’ll be starting this post around 3:20 so head over to the aforementioned RTC Live before that time for our coverage of the start of round 2.
3:23 PM: Memphis starts off like they did in the 1st round with a 35-second violation that wasn’t called because Maryland stole the ball as the shot clock expired. Greivis Vasquez just got called for his first foul 57 seconds into the game. That’s definitely something to watch for.
3:27 PM: Nice run by Memphis to silence any of the early doubts after their ugly opening game. This is the Memphis team I put in the Final 4.
3:40 PM: Sorry for the delay. I was busy responding to an e-mail from the NCAA trying to get you coverage from the NCAA East Regional (they’re pretty myopic in Indianapolis). Anyways, back to the game. . . John Calipari has to be pleased with this start. His Tigers have come out much sharper than they did against Cal State-Northridge.