Fortunately, I went to bed at around 11 EST, and didn’t wait up to see confirmation that my brackets made ded. To the games! I will just preview all since the Friday night thread goes up late.
#10(S) Iowa (+4.5, +178) v. #7(S) Cincinnati (12:15, CBS)
Perhaps JV Cincy is a tad underseeded. But like with the Gophers yesterday, I’mma zig and go with the mediocre B1G side.
#9(S) Oklahoma (+1, -102) v. #8(S) Ole Miss (12:40, truTV)
Johnny Reb is back, and he’s brought a rounded ball! Boomer Sooner is always an interesting tourney team. Hopefully, a decent game.
#14(W) Northern Kentucky (+13, +700) v. #3(W) Texas Tech (1:30, TNT)
Team Building a Homeland FOAR White Chill’uns is back, and they certainly have a shot at a win this time. Guns Up!! and hoopsball just don’t mix.
#13(S) UC-Irvine (+4.5, +175) v. #4(S) Kansas State (2:00, TBS)
Oh, look forth and see how Vegas believes in Spam’s Anteaters! And why not?
#15(S) Colgate (+17.5, +1350) v. #2(S) Tennessee (2:45, CBS)
Rick Barnes, Colgate challenges you to a game of horseshoes. A game of horseshoes!!
#16(S) Gardner-Webb (+21.5, +1750) v. #1(S) Virginia (3:10, truTV)
No, it won’t happen again. Let’s just get that shit out of the way.
#11(W) Arizona State (+4.5, +175) v. #6(W) Buffalo (4:00, TNT)
Time to circle the wagons, Bills/Bulls, and take out the trash.
#12(S) Oregon (+2, +120) v. #5(S) Wisconsin (4:30, TBS)
Nothing says The South quite likes an easy joke about Oregon and Wiscy. Yankees go home!!!1111
#9(MW) Washington (+3, +140) v. #8(MW) Utah State (6:50, TNT)
Wanna get some clue of how shit the Pac-Twaaaaalve was this season? U-Dub went like 15-3 in league play, and will wear their road unis as a dog against Utah Fucking State.
#16(E) North Dakota State (+26.5, +5000) v. #1(E) Duke (7:10, CBS)
Oh Lord, y’all is gon’ die. And this here is Exhibit A in why one keeps their cable.
#14(MW) Georgia State (+12, +600) v. #3(MW) Houston (7:20, TBS)
Not only is there really a “Georgia State” – but twas also where Lefty Driesell finished up his coaching career! Not that such trivia will help much tonight.
#12(E) Liberty (+6.5, +250) v. #5(E) Mississippi State (7:27, truTV)
Both of these sides are frighteningly over-seeded, but in no way am I putting cash on the Flamers ,, smh.
#16(MW) Iona (+22, +2500) v. #1(MW) U*NC (9:20, TNT)
Fuck the committee for putting “Jim Valvano, I Own a College” against these cheating fuckstains.
#9(E) UCF (-1, -118) v. #8(E) VCU (9:40, CBS)
Huzzah, we finally get a lower-seeded team who is a favourite, however slightly.
#11(MW) Ohio State (+5, +180) v. #6(MW) Iowa State (9:50, TBS)
tOSU, another side that didn’t deserve a bid, up against one of my favourite sides (in a tourney without my shitty wolves). We all can write the ending.
#13(E) St. Louis (+10, +450) v. #5(E) Mississippi State (7:27, truTV)
Nightmare fuel “kinda rapey” mascot up against the Castrated Turkeys. So much fun, one might make it to halftime before falling asleep.