Friday was an incredible NCAA Tournament day, wasn't it?
We had the first day on which a No. 2, No. 3, and a No. 4 seed lost in the first round in NCAA Tournament history — in just the second tournament in which that has ever happened. Six double-digit seeds won on Friday, and after seven won on Thursday (No. 9 seeds went 3-0 on Thursday!), that bunch of surprises led to this first round tying the all-time NCAA Tournament record for first-round upsets. And that Northern Iowa buzzer-beater was just about the best one ever in an NCAA Tournament.
Now, we get to reap the crop of chaos sown on Thursday — except we also get about as awesome a high-profile matchup of No. 4 and No. 5 seeds as there has ever been in March Madness, with Kentucky taking on Indiana, and we get two teams with national title seasons in the last decade in Kansas-UConn, and we get Miami-Wichita State, and ... this is just a great day of college basketball, really. Duke-Yale is an undercard. So is Utah-Gonzaga.
Drink it up. This is going to be awesome.
2016 NCAA Tournament Second Round TV Schedule
Saturday, March 19
|12:10p||CBS||Providence||South||(3) Miami-Florida Hurricanes vs. (11) Wichita State Shockers||Ian Eagle/Chris Webber/Len Elmore//Evan Washburn|
|After Conc.||CBS||Providence||West||(4) Duke Blue Devils vs. (12) Yale Bulldogs||Eagle/Webber/Elmore//Washburn|
|5:15p||CBS||Des Moines||East||(4) Kentucky Wildcats vs. (5) Indiana Hoosiers||Jim Nantz/Grant Hill/Bill Raftery//Tracy Wolfson|
|6:10p||TNT||Denver||Midwest||(4) Iowa State Cyclones vs. (12) Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans||Andrew Catalon/Steve Lappas//Jamie Erdahl|
|7:10p||TBS||Raleigh||Midwest||(1) Virginia Cavaliers vs. (9) Butler Bulldogs||Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner//Lewis Johnson|
|After Conc.||CBS||Des Moines||South||(1) Kansas Jayhawks vs. (9) Connecticut Huskies||Nantz/ Hill/ Raftery//Wolfson|
|After Conc.||TNT||Denver||Midwest||(3) Utah Utes vs. (11) Gonzaga Bulldogs||Catalon/Lappas//Erdahl|
|After Conc.||TBS||Raleigh||East||(1) North Carolina Tar Heels vs. (9) Providence Friars||Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson|
Sunday, March 20
|12:10p||CBS||Brooklyn||South||(2) Villanova Wildcats vs. (7) Iowa Hawkeyes||Verne Lundquist/Jim Spanarkel//Allie LaForce|
|After Conc.||CBS||Brooklyn||East||(6) Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs (14) Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks||Lundquist/Spanarkel//LaForce|
|5:15p||CBS||Oklahoma City||West||(2) Oklahoma Sooners vs. (10) Virginia Commonwealth Rams||Carter Blackburn/Mike Gminski//Jaime Maggio|
|6:10p||TNT||St. Louis||Midwest||(10) Syracuse Orange vs. (15) Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders||Brian Anderson/Steve Smith//Dana Jacobson|
|7:10p||TBS||Spokane||South||(5) Maryland Terrapins vs. (13) Hawaii Rainbow Warriors||Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb//Ros Gold-Onwude|
|After Conc.||truTV||Oklahoma City||West||(3) Texas A&M Aggies vs. (11) Northern Iowa Panthers||Blackburn/Gminski//Maggio|
|After Conc.||TNT||St. Louis||East||(2) Xavier Musketeers vs. (7) Wisconsin Badgers||Anderson/Smith//Jacobson|
|After Conc.||TBS||Spokane||West||(1) Oregon Ducks vs. (8) Saint Josephs Hawks||Dedes/Gottlieb//Gold-Onwude|