Sixteen of the 32 second round games are in the books (yes they're calling it the "second round" this year) with the last half of the round on the slate for today. It's almost tough to imagine how day two could top day one, which saw four games decided in the last 4 seconds. Morehead State is now in our national conscience and will likely become the #1 best selling hat among frat boys everywhere. If you don't get why, just think about it for a second and it should come to you... Of course, whenever we think we've seen the best of march madness it usually just gets crazier.
Locally, all eyes will be on Villanova, who will be looking to rebound from their nightmare second half of the season in a first round matchup with George Mason. Gus Johnson is on tap to call that game, so it's almost certain to come down to the wire making Gus totally lose his mind in the process.
Hopefully your brackets aren't in too bad a shape after the first day. Personally, I went 11-5 and lost two of my sweet 16 picks. That was mostly due to me getting too upset happy in the Southeast region. I did get the Gonzaga pick right though and I nailed Richmond over Vanderbilt... For today, I went mostly chalk picks. Florida St. over Texas A&M is my only upset pick for day two.
Here's the full schedule for Friday.
12:15, CBS, Tulsa -- Texas vs. Oakland (Marv Albert/Steve Kerr)
12:40, truTV, Charlotte -- Michigan vs. Tennessee (Nantz/Kellogg)
1:40, TBS, Chicago -- Notre Dame vs. Akron (Spero Dedes/Bob Wenzel)
2:10, TNT, Cleveland -- George Mason vs. Villanova (Gus Johnson/Len Elmore)
2:45, CBS, Tulsa -- Arizona vs. Memphis (Albert/Kerr)
3:10, truTV, Charlotte -- Duke vs. Hampton (Nantz/Kellogg)
4:10, TBS, Chicago -- Texas A&M vs. Florida St. (Dedes/Wenzel)
4:40, TNT, Cleveland -- Ohio St. vs. UTSA (Johnson/Elmore)
6:50, TBS, Tulsa -- Kansas vs. Boston U. (Marv Albert/Steve Kerr)
7:15, CBS, Charlotte -- North Carolina vs. Long Island (Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg)
7:20, TNT, Chicago -- Purdue vs. St. Peter’s (Spero Dedes/Bob Wenzel)
7:27, truTV, Cleveland -- Xavier vs. Marquette (Gus Johnson/Len Elmore)
9:20, TBS, Tulsa -- UNLV vs. Illinois (Marv Albert/Steve Kerr)
9:45, CBS, Charlotte -- Washington vs. Georgia (Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg)
9:50, TNT, Chicago -- Georgetown vs. VCU (Spero Dedes/Bob Wenzel)
9:57, truTV, Cleveland -- Syracuse vs. Indiana St. (Gus Johnson/Len Elmore)