So those were an awesome two days of basketball. Friday's action saw Duke losing to Mercer, which gave them as many wins as Maryland in this year's tournament. Virginia trailed by as many as ten against Coastal Carolina, before finally pulling away late in the second half. North Carolina narrowly avoiding an upset, beating Providence by two. Five seed VCU lost in overtime to Stephen F. Austin. Tennessee had their way in their upset of UMass, beating them by 19.
So after all of that, Warren Buffett's billion is probably safe.
Saturday begins the road to the sweet 16, with eight game tipping off throughout the day. Here's the breakdown of all of the action so you can plan your trip to Home Depot and Bed, Bath and Beyond accordingly.
If you want to catch the action on TV, the games begin at 12:15 pm on CBS, with one of the best game of the day in Pitt vs. Florida. CBS will air four of tomorrow's eight games. The others will either be on TBS or TNT, so TruTV drops out of the rotation. There shouldn't be any overlap between games until the North Dakota State-San Diego State game tips midway through the Texas-Michigan game.
The games will be available through the march madness website for viewing online for those that cannot watch on regular TV, although you might need an account with one of the major providers if it's airing on not CBS.
The march madness app is available through any smart phone and is free. So, if you're stuck on the go, you can access the games anywhere, at any time. "Be right there Honey, I'm uh, looking at a possible present for you."
Saturday's game schedule:
|South||Pittsburgh Panthers (9) vs. Florida Gators (1)||Amway Center (Orlando, FL)||1215p||CBS||Brian Anderson/Dan Bonner//Kristine Leahy|
|MidWest||Saint Louis Billikens (5) vs. Louisville Cardinals (4)||Amway Center (Orlando, FL)||245p||CBS||Anderson/Bonner//Leahy)|
|MidWest||Texas Longhorns (7) vs. Michigan Wolverines (2)||BMO Harris Bradley Center (Milwaukee, WI)||515p||CBS||Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel//Lewis Johnson|
|West||North Dakota State Bison (12) vs. San Diego State Aztecs (4)||Spokane Memorial Arena (Spokane, WA)||610p||TNT||Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Jaime Maggio|
|South||Dayton Flyers (11) vs. Syracuse Orange (3)||First Niagara Center (Buffalo, NY)||710p||TBS||Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Allie LaForce|
|West||Oregon Ducks (7) vs. Wisconsin Badgers (2)||BMO Harris Bradley Center (Milwaukee, WI)||745p||CBS||Ian Eagle/Jim Spanarkel//Lewis Johnson|
|East||Harvard Crimson (12) vs. Michigan State Spartans (4)||Spokane Memorial Arena (Spokane, WA)||840p||TNT||Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Jaime Maggio|
|East||Connecticut Huskies (7) vs. Villanova Wildcats (2)||First Niagara Center (Buffalo, NY)||940p||TBS||Verne Lundquist/Bill Raftery//Allie LaForce|