Finally, Saturday has arrived, and we get what we all want: more Murray (State):
(10) St. Mary's, Calif. Gaels
@ (2) Villanova Wildcats
Saturday, Mar 20, 2010, 10:05 AM PDT
NCAA Tournament - South Region - Second Round - Dunkin Donuts Center - Providence, RI
Kenpom says: Nova 82-79
(13) Murray St. Racers
@ (5) Butler Bulldogs
Saturday, Mar 20, 2010, 12:20 PM PDT
NCAA Tournament - West Region - Second Round - HP Pavilion - San Jose, CA
Kenpom says: Butler 66-61
(14) Ohio Bobcats
@ (6) Tennessee Volunteers
Saturday, Mar 20, 2010, 12:35 PM PDT
NCAA Tournament - Midwest Region - Second Round - Dunkin Donuts Center - Providence, RI
Kenpom says: Tenn 74-67
Who likes double-digit seeds?
On the surface it looks like we may not get any close games out of the morning/early afternoon games. But if you check the kenpom projections, things are closer than they seem. The only one that really should be a comfortable win is Tennessee over Ohio; but then again we all thought Georgetown was going to wipe the floor with the green and white. The fun thing is there's a very realistic chance one or two of these low seeds makes it to the Sweet Sixteen. My money would be on Saint Mary's, if I had to choose one.
This morning is really just to get you primed and ready to go for the Huskies cakewalk to the Sweet Sixteen this evening. Wooo! Gooooo Dawgs!*
*But really, I hope New Mexico wins by 50.