As far as we're concerned, March Madness starts today at Noon EST. No more BS or talk about what's to come. We're living it as ot now. There's a great slate of games today and tomorrow, and one bid leagues start punching tickets to the big dance.
Noon: Pittsburgh vs Connecticut - The best part of today? The best game is at high noon. Really, just bragging rights up for grabs here and a possible preview of the Big East finals at MSG (but aren't we treated to that every season?)
Noon: Georgia Tech vs Boston College Raycom - BC should be in, but a loss wouldn't help
Noon: NC St vs Miami (FL) - Miami is roaming around the realm of a 12 seed, I'd be weary.
2pm: Missouri vs Texas A&M - Missouri can amazingly win the Big 12 regular season crown today. The Aggies could really help their chances by preventing that today.
2pm: Penn St vs Iowa Big Ten Network - Here's to hoping Talor Battle & Co. don't come down from their natural high. This could be a fun team to wach in the Big Dance.
2pm: Kentucky vs Florida CBS - Kentucky is now out, according to Joe Lunardi. Much like Penn St., we'd love to see them get in simply at the prospect of Jodie Meeks going off on a national stage.
3:30pm: Oklahoma St vs Oklahoma ABC - Since Blake Griffin's quasi concussion, the Sooners are 1-3. Seeding could be at stake here, as this team should be a lock for a #1 seed, but now it's in doubt.
4pm Texas vs Kansas CBS - The Jayhawks are in position for they're 5th consecutive Big 12 regular season title. An amazing coaching job done by Bill Self this year
9pm West Virginia vs Louisville ESPN - These are the types of games Louisville loses, and West Virginia wins. Look for the Mountaineers to really come out playing hard. They always seem to surprise us.
Atlantic Sun Conference: #2 East Tennessee State vs. #1 Jacksonville