Memphis enters the NCAA Tournament as an eight seed after an up-and-down first year as a member of the AAC, while George Washington is experiencing one of its best years in a while, securing the Colonials' first NCAA bid since 2007. The winner of this game will face Virginia, unless Pablo Torre is truly prophetic.
Date: Friday, March 21, 2014
Time: 6:55 PM EST
TV Channel: TNT
Location: PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC)
Prediction: This game is one of the bigger toss-ups of the day. Memphis is a high-upside team as usual, with wins over Gonzaga, SMU, Oklahoma State, and two over Louisville this season. The Tigers have also lost to the likes of Houston, and have been blown out a few times. George Washington has had a great season, with a 24-8 record in a strong A-10 season, and no really bad losses. I tend to lean towards talent, which lies with Memphis, but this one can definitely go either way.