March Madness 2014: What games to watch? (no spoilers!)

Submitted by Jonesy on March 19th, 2014 at 9:21 PM

I'd like to watch all the good games this year (since I can't watch them all).  However I don't really enjoy watching games when I know the outcome.  I thought it'd be cool if some of the many people following up to the minute coverage could post in this thread which games are worth watching for those people like me.  I'd consider any good game an upset, near upset, buzzer beater, missed buzzer beater, or amazing performance.

But no spoilers please!

Thanks in advance.



March 19th, 2014 at 9:27 PM ^

I guess i don't understand what you are going for here.  Are you going to DVR every game on all 4 channels that they play them on?   Or is there some online On Demand thing where you can rewatch the games? Otherwise how are you gonna watch NCAA tourney games that have already taken place? 


March 19th, 2014 at 9:35 PM ^

The NCAA app will set a notification when a close game or upset is going on. Then you will be able to watch or listen on your mobile device. 


March 19th, 2014 at 9:48 PM ^

In years past, there was this comprehensive bracket that had all of the possible information you could want about the game time and location and teams. Anyone come across something like that this year?


March 19th, 2014 at 9:48 PM ^

Well, if you're watching TruTV right now, Iowa and Tennessee could - if the Vols come to life here - turn out to be an interesting one. As for the rest, I suppose there is not much to report in a thread purposed as this one is right now. As the tournament starts in earnest tomorrow, what you'll normally see are open threads divided along lines like "Afternoon" then "Evening" then "Night" as well as Michigan-specific threads. If you want updates that eminate from MGoBlog, those threads will be the best places to find them. 


March 19th, 2014 at 10:01 PM ^

You can watch all the games on trutv on replay I did it a lot last year.  And its not too hard to click a game to watch and avoid seeing the score, would just be cool if someone could drop into this thread and say 'hey check out that creighton game earlier' for example if they got upset or it went down to the wire or mcdermott drops 40, etc.


And yeah this post is for tomorrow and afterwards.


edit: rofl why did i get minus'd for making such a request?


March 19th, 2014 at 10:14 PM ^

Is this the first year that two #11 seeds play each other to get to play the #6 seed?

It seems in past years it was always the teams outside of the top 64 that played to enter the official 1st round and they would all then face the #1 seeds


March 20th, 2014 at 12:14 AM ^

I didn't have BYU in either, but they're 45 at kenpom and 46 in the power ranking at massey so there must be something on their resume. Both those numbers are good enough to get you in.

They're way ahead of Colorado, anyway, who's an 8 seed despite nine double-digit losses. That was the headscratcher for me.


March 20th, 2014 at 12:15 AM ^

Well, one piece of non-snarkish advice I can offer is that the "watch replay" links on the "March Madness" app that CBS and the NCAA have made available is immediately above, or under depending on how you got to the link, the final score of the game you're clicking on. I have no idea how you could identify the replay link for the game you're after and not see the score.