NCAA Basketball: This Day in March Madness (3/20/14)

AP Prohibitive NCAA tournament favorites Michigan State and Adreian Payne look to get off to a good start today in the round of 64.

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Prohibitive NCAA tournament favorites Michigan State and Adreian Payne look to get off to a good start today in the round of 64.

The NCAA tournament officially takes over our consciousnesses for the next few days starting just after high noon in the east and 11 a.m. here in Chicago with the first 16 games of the so-called “second round,” but we can just call it the round of 64 or the first day of the Madness.

Below you can catch your itinerary for the day featuring all the games 16 as they will be broadcast across the four networks (CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV) that air the tournament.

Via nj.com, here’s each game, its location and their announcing teams and some commentary for select matchups. All times are Central as published here:

CBS

At First Niagara Center, Buffalo, N.Y.

Announcers: Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Allie LaForce

11:15 a.m.: No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 11 Dayton (South Region)

Look for OSU to prevail but Dayton could be a tough out here. Have not been too impressed with the Buckeyes and Dayton may really get up for the chance to beat Ohio’s biggest school.

*1:45 p.m.: No. 3 Syracuse vs. No. 14 Western Michigan (South Region)

Syracuse is not above getting knocked off prematurely in the tournament and they haven’t really outplayed anyone in a little while. No reason WMU couldn’t get the job done here if they get shots up over the Orange’s zone and allow themselves to stay close. I like most of the 3-14 matchups this year for upset potential, watch these games.

At BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wis.

Announcers: Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel, Lewis Johnson

6:10 p.m.: No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 15 Wofford (Midwest Region)

*8:40 p.m.: No. 7 Texas vs. No. 10 Arizona State (Midwest Region)

TruTV

At BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wis.

Announcers: Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel, Lewis Johnson

11:40 a.m.: No. 2 Wisconsin vs. No. 15 American (West Region)

Why they make this the first game of the day in Milwaukee, I don’t know. Guess they want the local revelers to have the rest of the day to drink and have fun. How many people they expect to be at the Bradley Center at 10pm for Texas/ASU? Gonna be dead as hell, maybe that’s intentional.

*2:10 p.m.: No. 7 Oregon vs. No. 10 BYU (West Region)

At Spokane (Wash.) Memorial Arena

Announcers: Spero Dedes, Doug Gottlieb, Jaime Maggio

6:27 p.m. No. 5 Oklahoma vs. No. 12 North Dakota State (West Region)

*8:57 p.m.: No. 4 San Diego State vs. No. 13 New Mexico State (West Region)

Another 13 over 4 I picked in at least one of my brackets. Apparently NM State has the biggest front line in college basketball, led by a big ol’ 7’5 center from Canada. I think somebody shaved Big Foot and gave him a scholarship.

TBS

At Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.

Announcers: Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner, Kristine Leahy

12:40 p.m.: No. 8 Colorado vs. No. 9 Pittsburgh (South Region)

— Good thing for Pitt being a nine-seed, they aren’t really in a position to disappoint this year, they just may make it into the round of 32 this time.

*3:10 p.m.: No. 1 Florida vs. No. 16 Albany (South Region)

At First Niagara Center, Buffalo, N.Y.

Announcers: Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, Allie LaForce

5:55 p.m.: No. 7 Connecticut vs. No. 10 St. Joseph’s (East Region)

*8:25 p.m.: No. 2 Villanova vs. No. 15 UW-Milwaukee (East Region)

Saw UW-Milwaukee live this year, they have some talent and quick, good-shooting guards that can get hot quick. Was picked to finish ninth in the Horizon League before this season and winds up as the conference’s lone tournament rep. Will be rooting for them.

TNT

At Spokane (Wash.) Memorial Arena

Announcers: Spero Dedes, Doug Gottlieb, Jaime Maggio

1:10 p.m.: No. 5 Cincinnati vs. No. 12 Harvard (East Region)

*3:40 p.m.: No. 4 Michigan State vs. No. 13 Delaware (East Region)

Delaware’s coach got jokes: “The biggest concern is that they’ll show up. If they show up, we’ll have an issue here,” he says of MSU. I like him, maybe he’ll do a stand-up set in the second half, keep things interesting.

At Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.

Announcers: Brian Anderson, Dan Bonner, Kristine Leahy

6:20 p.m.: No. 5 Saint Louis vs. No. 12 N.C. State (Midwest Region)

*8:50 p.m.: No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 13 Manhattan (Midwest Region)

* – approximate time, game will start about 30 minutes after the conclusion of the earlier contest

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