The first 16 games of the NCAA Tournament’s first round are in the books. That means Saturday’s Round of 32 match-ups are set.
Yesterday wasn’t the craziest opening day of the tournament we’ve ever seen. However, there was plenty of Madness to be had.
The first game of the Round of 64 certainly fit the bill. Oklahoma’s Trae Young brought the Sooners back from extinction by himself in the second half against Rhode Island, only to fall in overtime to the Rams.
Loyola-Chicago, a popular 11-seed upset pick, knocked off Miami on a near-buzzer beater. The Ramblers picked up their first tournament win in over 30 years.
In the late games, the most shocking result came from the South Region. Arizona, one of the most popular picks to win the entire tournament, got blown out by No. 13 seed Buffalo.
Saturday’s eight NCAA Tournament match-ups are now set.
Thursday’s games have set up some very exciting pairs for Saturday. Teams will be playing for the right to go to the Sweet 16.
In the West, Houston and Michigan, two of the hottest teams in the country, square off. Out in the East Region, Villanova’s elite back-court has to deal with potential lottery pick Collin Sexton and Arizona.
Rhode Island will try to be the second seven seed in as many years to knock off Duke. Kansas survived everyone’s darling 16-seed in Penn, but have a volatile No. 8 seed Seton Hall to deal with.
Game times, channels, and broadcast teams for all of Saturday’s games are available below. Get excited, fans.
That should be an excellent slate of games. Of course, we have a full day of first round match-ups to watch first. March Madness is the greatest.