Thursday's opener to the 2015 NCAA Tournament was, in a word, tremendous. Five one-point games — that was a record. Another game going into overtime? Cool. Two No. 14 over No. 3 upsets for the third time in Tournament history? Yeah, I'll take that.
The problem is that there's no way this Friday slate of games can be better than Thursday's ... right? I mean, I'll root for Robert Morris to upset Duke like the rest of the free world, but barring something like that transpiring, I just don't think this slate can match the drama we got on Thursday.
And that's not bad. It's just the second huge slice of a great chocolate cake not being quite as good as the first. And it's not like I'm going to complain about a big slice of chocolate cake, you know?
Here's the list of Friday's TV times and schedule. As before, you can also stream online via March Madness Live.
No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 15 New Mexico State, 12:15 p.m., CBS
No. 7 Michigan State vs. No. 10 Georgia, 12:40 p.m., truTV
No. 5 Northern Iowa vs. No. 12 Wyoming, 1:40 p.m., TBS
No. 5 West Virginia vs. No. 12 Buffalo, 2:10 p.m., TNT
No. 7 Wichita State vs. No. 10 Indiana, 2:45 p.m., CBS
No. 2 Virginia vs. No. 15 Belmont, 3:10 P.M., truTV
No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 13 UC Irvine, 4:10 p.m., TBS
No. 4 Maryland vs. No. 13 Valparaiso, 4:40 p.m., TNT
No. 8 Oregon vs. No. 9 Oklahoma State, 6:50 p.m., TBS
No. 1 Duke vs. No. 16 Robert Morris, 7:10 p.m., CBS
No. 7 Iowa vs. No. 10 Davidson, 7:20 p.m., TNT
No. 3 Oklahoma vs. No. 14 Albany, 7:27 p.m., truTV
No. 1 Wisconsin vs. No. 16 Coastal Carolina, 9:20 p.m., TBS
No. 8 San Diego State vs. No. 9 St. John's, 9:40 p.m., CBS
No. 2 Gonzaga vs. No 15. North Dakota State, 9:50 p.m., TNT
No. 6 Providence vs. No. 11 Dayton, 9:57 p.m., truTV