We know last night was hard. It was so devastatingly awful that we all shut down. But there’s more basketball today, and K-State still has a team playing meaningful NCAA Tournament games, so we soldier on.
Unlike yesterday, where K-State was part of the opening flight of the late games, the Wildcats close out the early section today. So we will have a separate game thread for the women as they take on Drake. Here’s your early thread for everything else.
The men’s schedule is light early, with only two games before the dinner hour. West Virginia starts the day, fighting for all that is good and wonderful; that’s followed by Villanova, also fighting for the same basic credo.
Saturday Early Men’s Games
|West||(4) West Virginia||vs||(5) Notre Dame||Buffalo NY||11:10am||CBS||Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel/Allie LaForce|
|East||(1) Villanova||vs||(8) Wisconsin||Buffalo NY||1:40pm||CBS||Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel/Allie LaForce|
The women’s schedule is more normal this morning. The day starts with an inevitable UConn victory, followed by our friends from Ames trying to pop a very mild 8-9 upset over Syracuse. And then, our main event of the day will tip at about 2:30.
Saturday Early Women’s Games
|Bridgeport||(1) Connecticut||vs||(16) Albany||Storrs CT||10:05am||ESPN2/WatchESPN||Eric Frede/Dan Hughes|
|Bridgeport||(8) Syracuse||vs||(9) Iowa State||Storrs CT||noon||ESPN2/WatchESPN||Eric Frede/Dan Hughes|
|Stockton||(5) Marquette||vs||(12) Quinnipiac||Coral Gables FL||12:35pm||ESPN2/WatchESPN||Jenn Hildreth/Steffi Sorensen|
|Lexington||(2) Stanford||vs||(15) New Mexico State||Manhattan KS||12:45pm||ESPN2/WatchESPN||Brenda VanLengen/Carol Ross|
|Oklahoma City||(4) Louisville||vs||(13) Chattanooga||Louisville KY||12:45pm||ESPN2/WatchESPN||Dave O'Brien/Doris Burke/Kara Lawson|
|Oklahoma City||(5) Tennessee||vs||(12) Dayton||Louisville KY||2:30pm||ESPN2/WatchESPN||Dave O'Brien/Doris Burke/Kara Lawson|
|Stockton||(4) Miami||vs||(13) Florida Gulf Coast||Coral Gables FL||2:30pm||ESPN2/WatchESPN||Jenn Hildreth/Steffi Sorensen|
|Lexington||(7) Kansas State||vs||(10) Drake||Manhattan KS||2:30pm||ESPN2/WatchESPN||Brenda VanLengen/Carol Ross|