NCAA Tournament First (Er...Second) Round Open Thread

DAYTON, OH - MARCH 15: Tanner Smith #5 of the Clemson Tigers handles the ball against Jamarr Sanders #4 of the UAB Blazers during the first round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at UD Arena on March 15, 2011 in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The first day of full games is today, meaning the greatest event in sports is about to begin. If you want to talk about any games, with your fellow Testudians (that's a word, right?) here's the place to do it.

Games I'll definitely be watching, in addition to any awesome finishes:

  • West Virginia vs. Clemson to start the day. Gotta pull for our ACC brethren here, and it helps that they're going up against Huggy Bear. The Tigers are the hotter of the two teams, so pulling off an upset may not be as hard as it seems.
  • Vanderbilt vs. Richmond. I'm a Virginian, so I like the Spiders. I also like that as a 12-5 upset.
  • Wisconsin vs. Belmont. Bruins to upset Bo's Badgers. Or at least that's what the alliteration says.
  • UCLA vs. Michigan St. At no time in the first second round of the tournament will there be more talent or coaching ability in the same gym at the same time.
  • St. John's vs. Gonzaga. Gonzaga is Gonzaga, which means they're primed to make a run. But I don't know of many teams I've liked to watch more than SJU this year, either.
  • Cincinnati vs. Missouri. Another pretty solid upset pick as I see it. Love the 40 Minutes of Hell when it works.
Those, plus more listings, past the break:

12:15, CBS, Tampa -- West Virginia vs. Clemson (Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel)

12:40, truTV, Wash. D.C. -- Butler vs. Old Dominion (Tim Brando/Mike Gminski)

1:40, TBS, Denver-- Louisville vs. Morehead St. (Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery)

2:10, TNT, Tucson -- Temple vs. Penn St. (Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner)

2:45, CBS, Tampa -- Kentucky vs. Princeton (Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel)

3:10, truTV, Wash. D.C. -- Pittsburgh vs. Asheville (Tim Brando/Mike Gminski)

4:10, TBS, Denver -- Vanderbilt vs. Richmond (Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery)

4:40, TNT, Tucson -- San Diego St. vs. Northern Colorado (Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner)

6:50, TBS, Tampa -- Florida vs. UC Santa Barbara (Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel)

7:15, CBS, Denver -- BYU vs. Wofford (Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery)

7:20, TNT, Wash D.C. -- Connecticut vs. Bucknell (Tim Brando/Mike Gminski)

7:27, truTV, Tucson -- Wisconsin vs. Belmont (Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner)

9:20, TBS, Tampa -- UCLA vs. Michigan St. (Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel)

9:45, CBS, Denver -- St. John's vs. Gonzaga (Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery)

9:45, TNT, Wash. D.C. -- Cincinnati vs. Missouri (Tim Brando/Mike Gminski)

9:57, truTV, Tucson -- Kansas St. vs. Utah St. (Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner)

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