The second group of early NCAA Tournament games are winding down, and folks are grabbing a quick dinner break. Seems like a good opportunity to reset here too, eh?
Tonight’s action features three more teams who are trendy picks for potential upsets. There may be no team for whom the media’s expectations is so wildly out of line with their seed line than our old friends from Dunk City; the number of talking heads who legitimately expect Florida State to lose tonight is staggering. Nevada presents a fairly dangerous test for Iowa State, and while most people expect Purdue to survive the evening, Vermont cannot be taken lightly.
Here’s tonight’s schedule, and remember the times for the last four games are approximate.
Thursday’s Late Games
|West||(6) Maryland||vs||(11) Xavier||Orlando FL||5:50pm||TNT||Ian Eagle/Steve Lavin/Evan Washburn|
|East||(1) Villanova||vs||(16) Mount Saint Mary's||Buffalo NY||6:10pm||CBS||Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel/Allie LaForce|
|West||(7) Saint Mary's||vs||(10) VCU||Salt Lake City UT||6:20pm||truTV||Andrew Catalon/Steve Lappas/Jamie Erdahl|
|Midwest||(4) Purdue||vs||(13) Vermont||Milwaukee WI||6:27pm||TBS||Carter Blackburn/Mike Gminski/Debbie Antonelli|
|West||(3) Florida State||vs||(14) Florida Gulf Coast||Buffalo NY||8:20pm||TNT||Ian Eagle/Steve Lavin/Evan Washburn|
|East||(8) Wisconsin||vs||(9) Virginia Tech||Orlando FL||8:40pm||CBS||Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel/Allie LaForce|
|West||(2) Arizona||vs||(15) North Dakota||Milwaukee WI||8:50pm||truTV||Andrew Catalon/Steve Lappas/Jamie Erdahl|
|Midwest||(5) Iowa State||vs||(12) Nevada||Salt Lake City UT||8:57pm||TBS||Carter Blackburn/Mike Gminski/Debbie Antonelli|