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NCAA Tournament Final Day of 1st Weekend Schedule

After three pretty crazy days and everyone's brackets being pretty well wrecked, we have one more day of play before we get a nice long 3 day break and start the madness all over again. I'm actually feeling pretty good about my own bracket personally. Outside of Duke crapping the bed, every one of my Elite Eight teams is still intact. If I can get out of this weekend will the possibility of having 7 of 8 EE teams, I'm happy.

As for other people who are happy, the Big Ten should still feel pretty good about themselves. Three teams in the Sweet Sixteen is pretty solid. We've been saying all year that there is a definitive gap between the top of the conference and everyone else. Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State have pretty well proven us right. They've handled all their adversity quite well. Wisconsin even mustered a 16 point comeback to move on. Everyone else has looked over matched, as they've seen their way out of their tournament. Hopefully the Big Ten can still represent. It would be nice to put 3 teams into the Elite Eight or better in a year where everyone considered the conference as being down.

That being said we still have a slate of games today. Go Wichita State obviously and who cares about the rest of the results. Maybe we should be pulling for our boy Steve Alford and UCLA as well? I've struggled with that one this year. I like Alford and I hate UCLA. Just absolutely torn on how to treat those games. But, I guess we should cheer on our savior of the 80s in the end. So go University of California - Los Angeles Steve Alfords.

South Stanford Cardinal (10) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (2) Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO) 1215p CBS Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony/Tracy Wolfson
MidWest Kentucky Wildcats (8) vs. Wichita State Shockers (1) Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO) 245p CBS Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony/Tracy Wolfson
East North Carolina Tar Heels (6) vs. Iowa State Cyclones (3) AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX) 515p CBS Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craigh Sager
MidWest Mercer Bears (14) vs. Tennessee Volunteers (11) PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC) 610p TNT Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols
South Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (12) vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane (13)/UCLA Bruins (4) Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (San Diego, CA) 710p TBS Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston
West Baylor Bears (6) vs. Creighton Bluejays (3) AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX) 745p truTV Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craigh Sager
East Memphis Tigers (8) vs. Virginia Cavaliers (1) PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC) 840p TNT Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols
West Gonzaga Bulldogs (8) vs. Arizona Wildcats (1) Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (San Diego, CA) 940p TBS Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston