NCAA Tournament Friday Evening Open Thread

Submitted by tlo2485 on March 16th, 2018 at 5:42 PM

Who knew today was such a national day of celebration. As a result, the original thread got bumped, so here's one for the second half of the games tonight. 

The Michigan woman are also currently facing Northern Colorado in the women's tournament first round. It lists ESPN2, but is split between a bunch of games, so you have to stream it online.They are up 29-14 midway through the 2nd quarter.

(10) Providence vs. (7) Texas A&M 12:15 p.m. CBS | Stream
(15) CSU Fullerton vs. (2) Purdue 12:40 p.m. truTV | Stream
(13) Marshall vs. (4) Wichita State 1:30 p.m. TNT | Stream
(15) Georgia State vs. (2) Cincinnati  2 p.m. TBS | Stream
(15) Lipscomb vs. (2) UNC 2:45 p.m. CBS | Stream
(10) Butler vs. (7) Arkansas 3:10 p.m. truTV | Stream
(12) Murray State vs. (5) West Virginia 4:00 p.m. TNT | Stream
(10) Texas vs. (7) Nevada 4:30 p.m. TBS | Stream
(9) Kansas State vs. (8) Creighton 6:50 p.m. TNT | Stream
(14) Bucknell vs. (3) Michigan State 7:10 p.m. CBS | Stream
(16) Texas Southern vs. (1) Xavier 7:20 p.m. TBS | Stream
(13) Charleston vs. (4) Auburn 7:27 p.m. truTV | Stream
(16) UMBC vs. (1) Virginia 9:20 p.m. TNT | Stream
(11) Syracuse vs. (6) TCU 9:40 p.m. CBS | Stream
(9) Florida State vs. (8) Missouri 9:50 p.m. TBS | Stream
(12) New Mexico State vs. (5) Clemson 9:57 p.m. truTV | Stream



March 16th, 2018 at 9:37 PM ^

I honestly wish the refs had not handed that game to sparty.  It was a travesty honestly.  ~10-7 minutes left in the 2nd half they just called any touch a bucknell player had on a sparty and swallowed the whistle when they mugged any bucknell player on d.  4 trips was all it took and sparty then had a 12 pt lead that they could sit on.  The arrogance and the "physical basketball" bs is intolerable from those people, you deserved better.


March 16th, 2018 at 5:57 PM ^

So does the Men's NIT this year, I think? Has anyone watched any of those games? I think I saw they are experimenting.

The reasoning is to divide up the fouls more and spend less time at the end of halves in the bonus shooting free throws.


March 16th, 2018 at 5:53 PM ^

Murray State hanging around with WVU. Hopefully they can make a run here soon and actually start to close the gap.

Aaaaaand it's back to double digits for WVU.


March 16th, 2018 at 6:04 PM ^

The way Texas “uses” Mo Bamba is shocking. He’s been relegated to being average.

Also, a WV player dunked a few minutes ago, and then he “raised the roof.” I felt like I was in a time machine.

Naked Bootlegger

March 16th, 2018 at 6:08 PM ^

I recall being annoyed by Texas' Osetkowski (#21) when we played them earlier in the year.  Didn't he have "loose elbows" when we played him? 

Turns out, I'm still annoyed by him.   He stands completely stationary in the corner on most offensive possessions.    

Naked Bootlegger

March 16th, 2018 at 6:30 PM ^

I think Osetkowski is a lethargic, sometimes lazy, player.   He just threw a lazy inbounds pass after a Nevada made FT tied the game with 3 seconds left.   Ball goes off Texas, Nevada gets the ball on their side of the court with about 1.6 seconds left on the clock.   Seal the deal, Nevada!


March 16th, 2018 at 6:35 PM ^

Think they can stay in the game vs. Baylor? The 1 and 2 seeds in women's usually obliterate the rest of the field up to the Elite 8... basically no parity