We’d like to apologize for our coverage yesterday. We had some technical/communication issues regarding the post yesterday, but I’ll be back covering the games today so everything should be back to normal. Here’s a quick rundown of the games we’ll be covering today:
- 12:15 PM: #14 Stephen F. Austin vs. #3 Syracuse
- 12:25 PM: #9 Tennessee vs. #8 Oklahoma State
- 12:30 PM: #11 Utah State vs. #6 Marquette
- 12:30 PM: #14 North Dakota State vs. #3 Kansas
- 2:45 PM: #11 Temple vs. #6 Arizona State
- 2:55 PM: #16 East Tennessee State vs. #1 Pittsburgh
- 3:00 PM: #14 Cornell vs. #3 Missouri
- 3:00 PM: #11 Dayton vs. #6 West Virginia
- 7:10 PM: #16 Morehead State vs. #1 Louisville
- 7:10 PM: #12 Arizona vs. #5 Utah
- 7:20 PM: #10 USC vs. #7 Boston College
- 7:25 PM: #13 Portland State vs. #4 Xavier
Late Night Games
- 9:40 PM: #9 Siena vs. #8 Ohio State
- 9:40 PM: #13 Cleveland State vs. #4 Wake Forest
- 9:50 PM: #15 Robert Morris vs. #2 Michigan State
- 9:55 PM: #12 Wisconsin vs. #5 Florida State
Quite frankly, today’s slate looks a lot more interesting than what was on yesterday. There are 3 games in each of the 4 groups that seem like they will be entertaining except for the afternoon set where only the 6/11 match-ups really catch my eyes. Feel free to leave your thoughts or questions on any of these games or the ones from yesterday in the comment section. I’ll be back around noon to cover the day’s action.
12:15 PM: Ok. We’re about to get underway. I was a little delayed by the fact that the bus to RTC East decided to pick up 3 people in wheelchairs, which slowed down my trip significantly (had to get them in/out during 6 stops). Is anybody rooting for Stephen F. Austin just because they can’t stand Eric Devendorf?
12:20 PM: “The best look the Lumberjacks have had so far”? That was only their 2nd possession of the game. The crows is awful in Miami. I know its early, but there is nobody there. I have to say the NCAA did a pretty poor job with their pod placement. I’ll have to double check, but Miami is probably the worst pod location in terms of distance from the participating schools (and the fact that they don’t care about sports in Miami).
12:30 PM: Rough start for Stephen F. Austin in Miami. Already down 10-2. Hopefully they can keep it close although this was probably the game that was the most likely to be a blowout in this group.
12:35 PM: Did anybody pick upsets in this group of games? I have North Dakota State and Utah State.
12:40 PM: Good game in Dayton (Ok State 14, Tennessee 13 with 12:20 left in the first half). In Boise, Lazar Hayward is up 7-5 on Utah State.