2014 NCAA Tournament, D-II, CIT, WNIT, WBI: 3/27 TV Schedule

We're depending on this guy to destroy the evil that is Wisconsin. - Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The main event returns tonight, as a pair of chalk matchups team up with a complete cinderella story.

Getting the localish news out of the way, the Drury men fell by the wayside, downed by West Liberty. Central Missouri prevailed over Southern Connecticut State, however, to move on to the Division II semifinals. The women's Division II final is set, with 34-0 Bentley to face 31-2 West Texas A&M. That, however, is tomorrow. Today? The Division I men swing back into action, and that's obviously where most of the attention will be. The countdown: 60 (or 61) games remaining. That'll drop by a full 25 percent today, as fifteen more teams go home for the year.

This post is early to help you plan your viewing and/or listening activities, but this will be your open thread for tonight's action. Enjoy!

NCAA DIVISION I MEN'S TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK ANNOUNCERS
SOUTH REGION
RSF 6:15pm (11) Dayton vs (10) Stanford Memphis TN TV: CBS
Radio: Westwood One
TV PBP: Kevin Harlan
TV Color: Len Elmore
Reggie Miller
TV SLR: Rachel Nichols
Radio PBP: Gary Cohen
Radio Color: Will Perdue
RSF 8:45pm* (4) Cal-Los Angeles vs (1) Florida
WEST REGION
RSF 6:47pm (6) Baylor vs (2) Wisconsin Anaheim CA TV: TBS
Radio: Westwood One
TV PBP: Marv Albert
TV Color: Steve Kerr
TV SLR: Craig Sager
Radio PBP: Ted Robinson
Radio Color: Bill Frieder
RSF 9:17pm* (4) San Diego State vs (1) Arizona
* - time approximate; 30 min. after previous game at site ends

The early games feature a mid-major cinderella we're all probably rooting for, and the conundrum of having to root for Baylor because the alternative is simply too horrific to contemplate. The late games are both chalk, and while I imagine UCLA-Florida is a lesser-of-two-evils decision for most of you, San Diego State is probably most people's sentimental favorite out west.

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

A single game tonight in the CIT which will fill out the semifinal bracket. The winner joins Yale, Virginia Military, and Pacific on April 1, and let's just be straight here: if you like offense, you'll want to tune into CBS Sports Network to catch the VMI game, regardless of the opponent.

NCAA DIVISION II MEN'S TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK ANNOUNCERS
SF 6:00pm (C2) Central Missouri vs (SC1) Metropolitan State Evansville IN CBSSN PBP: Andrew Catalon
Color: Dan Bonner
SLR: Evan Washburn
SF 8:30pm* (A2) West Liberty vs (SE1) South Carolina-Aiken
* - time approximate; 30 min. after previous game at site ends

Pay no attention to EveryManAWildcat over in the corner, who's either freaking out over getting to watch West Liberty on an actual television or being irate that the game's not being streamed because it is on television. West Liberty met Metro State in the semifinals last year; they get to avoid one another tonight. That's relevant in more ways than one; because of the pairings, regardless of who wins tonight, Saturday's championship will pit a prior champion against a team going for their first title.

WOMEN'S NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK ANNOUNCERS
3 6:00pm George Washington vs South Florida Tampa FL none
3 6:00pm Northwestern vs Indiana Bloomington IN Big Ten Digital ($) n/a
3 6:00pm Seton Hall vs Rutgers Piscataway NJ RVision (free!) n/a
3 6:00pm Michigan vs Bowling Green Bowling Green OH BCSN (free!) PBP: Brad Woznicki
Color: Gretchen Brown
3 7:00pm Minnesota vs South Dakota State Brookings SD Jackrabbit Extra ($) n/a
3 7:00pm Auburn vs Mississippi State Starkville MS Hail State TV ($) n/a

The largest single block of games remaining in one competition on one day is tonight as the WNIT pares itself down to only nine teams remaining. (The final third-round contest is tomorrow.) We get two intra-conference matchups, and a meeting of teams which were conference-mates a year ago. We also get to see whether South Dakota State can maintain their miracle run.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK ANNOUNCERS
SF 6:00pm (W4) Stephen F. Austin vs (W2) College of Charleston Charleston SC CoC Network (free!) n/a
SF 7:00pm (E6) Fairfield vs (E4) Illinois-Chicago Chicago IL Horizon League (free!) n/a

If you have any interest at all in watching the WBI final in any fashion whatsoever, the most important thing tonight is that UIC win. If Fairfield hosts the final, apparently it won't even be streamed. Meanwhile, the Lumberjills (officially the Lady Jacks, but man, the alternative nickname is so cool) will try to gain the opportunity their counterparts couldn't make happen: hanging a banner in Nacogdoches.

NCAA Social Media Info

The NCAA has provided a wealth of internet product and social media hooks for the tournament. You can, of course, visit the official tournament website where you can find an interactive bracket. There's a web-based March Madness app which lets you watch live on your browser (so long as you're a customer of a participating provider), and for mobile users the NCAA March Madness Live app is waiting for you in your app store.

You can also follow the action through social media on Twitter via @MarchMadness, on Facebook at NCAA Men's Basketball March Madness, on Instagram at @marchmadness, on Google+ at NCAA Men's Basketball March Madness, and via the NCAA On Demand channel at YouTube.

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