2014 Women's NCAA Tournament, NIT, CBI, CIT, WNIT, WBI, NAIA: 3/24 TV Schedule

Nick Russell and the Mustangs highlight tonight's televised squeakyfouls.

The first weekend of the Big Dance is done, but there's still plenty of post-season basketball to feast on tonight.

You might be suffering from a basketball hangover, and we'd be the last to blame you for wanting to take a day off. Still, other folks want MOAR, and we're more than happy to give the people what they want. March Madness proper is on abeyance until Thursday, but there's action in every other Division I tournament tonight, including the 2014 CBI's television debut. Also of note, although you've got to pay to watch: the NAIA Division I semifinals are tonight, featuring The Last Kansas Basketball Team Standing: Olathe's MidAmerica Nazarene Pioneers.

NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK ANNOUNCERS
Florida State Bracket
2 6:00pm (4) Georgetown vs (1) Florida State
Tallahassee FL ESPN PBP: Mike Patrick
Color: Cory Alexander
Southern Methodist Bracket
2 8:00pm (5) Louisiana State vs (1) Southern Methodist University Park TX ESPN PBP: John Saunders
Color: Miles Simon
2 9:00pm (3) Arkansas vs (2) California Berkeley CA ESPN2 PBP: Roxy Bernstein
Color: Bill Walton

The final three games of the NIT second round are tonight, and they're pretty much going to be the television highlight this evening unless you're not averse to watching women's basketball. Of direct interest to Wildcat fans, Nick Russell and the SMU Mustangs host Louisiana State.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK ANNOUNCERS
QF 6:00pm (W3) Radford vs (W1) Old Dominion Norfolk VA Monarch Media ($) n/a
QF 6:00pm (E2) Penn State
vs (E1) Siena
Albany NY CBSSN PBP: Scott Graham
Color: Bob Wenzel
QF 8:00pm (M2) Texas A&M vs (M1) Illinois State Normal IL CBSSN PBP: Dave Armstrong
Color: John Griffin
QF 9:00pm (S4) Princeton vs (S3) Fresno State Fresno CA MW Network (free!) PBP: Paul Loeffler
Color: Randy Rosenbloom

Finally finding some room on the television schedule tonight is the College Basketball Invitational, with half the quarterfinal slate airing on CBS Sports Network.

COLLEGEINSIDER.COM TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK ANNOUNCERS
2 7:00pm Nebraska-Omaha vs Murray State Murray KY * n/a
CIT games are available through CollegeInsider, but require paid subscription.

The second round of the CIT comes to a close as Nebraska's Last (men's) Team Standing takes to the hardwood to try and continue their run in the only tournament they're eligible for until 2017.

NAIA DIVISION I MEN'S TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK ANNOUNCERS
SF 6:00pm Saint Gregory's (OK) vs (6) Vanguard (CA) Kansas City MO NAIA ($) n/a
SF 8:00pm* (8) Emmanuel (GA) vs MidAmerica Nazarene (KS) Kansas City MO NAIA ($) n/a
* - time approximate; 30 min. after previous game

Obviously, not too many people without an investment are going to pony up to watch the NAIA semifinals, but if you're in Kansas City there's tickets to be had. Saint Gregory's and MidAmerica Nazarene come into the semifinals as unseeded combatants; Saint Gregory's is theoretically the 18th seed, while MANC is the 20th. For NCAA equivalency purposes, this is like a final four featuring five-vs-two matchups in both semifinals.

NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK ANNOUNCERS
NOTRE DAME REGION
2 5:30pm (9) Arizona State vs (1) Notre Dame Toledo OH ESPN2 PBP: Beth Mowins
Color: Stephanie White
2 5:30pm (6) Syracuse vs (3) Kentucky Lexington KY ESPN2 PBP: Marc Kestecher
Color: Brooke Weisbrod
2 8:00pm (7) California vs (2) Baylor Waco TX ESPN2 PBP: Pam Ward
Color: Carolyn Peck
2 8:00pm (5) Oklahoma State vs (4) Purdue West Lafayette IN ESPN2 PBP: Melissa Lee
Color: Jimmy Dykes
STANFORD REGION
2 5:30pm (10) Florida State vs (2) Stanford Ames IA ESPN2 PBP: Clay Matvick
Color: Fran Fraschilla
LINCOLN REGION
2 5:30pm (7) DePaul vs (2) Duke Durham NC ESPN2 PBP: Mark Jones
Color: LaChina Robinson
2 8:00pm (12) Brigham Young vs (4) Nebraska Los Angeles CA ESPN2 PBP: Dave Pasch
Color: Doris Burke
LOUISVILLE REGION
2 8:00pm (8) Saint John's vs (1) Tennessee Knoxville TN ESPN2 PBP: Joe Davis
Color: Maria Taylor

There's not much in the way of overly-compelling matchups in tonight's second round, although there are two Big 12 teams in action and we've got a shot at a double-digit seed sneaking into the Sweet Sixteen. Most amusing fixture: Blue Demons vs Blue Devils. Finally, we can resolve a long-simmering debate over which is more evil.

WOMEN'S NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK ANNOUNCERS
2 6:00pm Harvard vs Rutgers Piscataway NJ RVision (free!) n/a
2 6:00pm Old Dominion vs Auburn Auburn AL none n/a
2 6:00pm Duquesne vs Michigan Ann Arbor MI Big Ten Digital ($) n/a
2 6:00pm Saint Bonaventure vs Bowling Green Bowling Green OH BCSN (free!) PBP: Brad Woznicki
Color: Gretchen Brown
2 7:00pm Southern Mississippi vs Mississippi State Starkville MS ($) n/a
2 8:00pm San Diego vs Montana Missoula MT Big Sky (free!) n/a
2 8:00pm Saint Mary's (CA) vs Texas-El Paso El Paso TX Miner TV ($) n/a
2 9:00pm Washington vs Oregon Eugene OR Pac-12 Portal (free!) n/a

The Pac-12 has the misfortune to have two of its teams meeting in the second round, and to top it off they're hated rivals. Good times.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK ANNOUNCERS
QF 6:00pm (E4) Illinois-Chicago vs (E1) Eastern Michigan Ypsilanti MI Horizon League (free!) n/a

This is the final quarterfinal game in the WBI, the winner taking on Fairfield for a ticket to the final.

NAIA DIVISION I WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK ANNOUNCERS
SF 6:00pm (5) John Brown (AR) vs (2) Oklahoma City Frankfort KY NAIA ($) n/a
SF 8:00pm (3) Wiley (TX) vs (1) Freed-Hardeman (TN) Frankfort KY NAIA ($) n/a
* - time approximate; 30 min. after previous game

The women do things a bit differently than the men, actually seeding four brackets from 1-8. As a result, those seed indications are exactly as familiar to you as you expect. Freed-Hardeman entered the event as the top overall seed, and they're looking to do something relatively rare in NAIA Tournament history: actually hold up their end of that bargain. John Brown, out of Siloam Springs, has the distinction of being the closest team geographically, via roads, to BotC HQ still playing basketball, beating out the Razorbacks by mere miles.

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