68…64…32…16Posted: March 21, 2013
Look at your bracket this morning.
Well thought out and clean.
Such high hopes.
Until Thursday afternoon.
With the First Four finished, the main event starts at noon on CBS. Michigan State meets Valparaiso in the day’s first game. The day on TruTV starts at 12:30 p.m. with Butler-Bucknell, and TBS shows Wichita State against Pittsburgh at 1:30 p.m. The final of the four sites features an opening game between New Mexico State and St. Louis on TNT at 2 p.m.
Duke starts the day on CBS Friday, playing Albany at noon, before Mississippi takes on Wisconsin on TruTV at 12:30 p.m. There’s more ACC at 1:30 p.m. on TBS with N.C. State facing Temple, and at 2 p.m. it’s Miami against Pacific on TNT. James Madison’s contest with Indiana will be on TBS Friday afternoon.
The round of 32 starts Saturday on CBS at noon. TNT starts its coverage at 6 p.m., with the doubleheader on TBS at 7 p.m. CBS has three games Sunday starting at noon, with two games on TNT at 6 p.m. and two more on TBS at 7 p.m. TruTV has another game at 7:30 p.m.
Then we will be down to Sweet Sixteen.
The second round of the NIT continues Friday on ESPN2 with Baylor-Arizona State at 8 p.m. Alabama hosts Stanford Saturday at noon, and Virginia battles St. John’s Sunday at 11 a.m.
ESPN2 carries the first round of the NCAA women’s tournament, starting Saturday at 11 a.m. Sunday’s action begins at noon, with top seeds Notre Dame, Baylor and Stanford playing in the evening contests.
The Wizards have a West Coast swing this weekend, meeting the Lakers Friday at 10:30 p.m.on Comcast before playing the Warriors Saturday at 10:30 p.m.
The Capitals head to Winnipeg for a pair of games Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. on Comcast. They head to New York to meet the Rangers Sunday at 7 p.m.
NBC Sports network offers the Flyers and Penguins Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
The Hockey East semifinals are on NBC Sports network Friday at 5 and 8 p.m. The finals are Saturday at 7 p.m.
NASCAR goes west again this weekend, with the Sprint Cup race from California Sunday at 3 p.m. The Nationwide drivers go Saturday at 5 p.m. on ESPN.
The Formula One Grand Prix of Malaysia will be Sunday at 4 a.m. on NBC Sports network. The IndyCar season starts at St. Petersburg Sunday at noon.
The Nationals face the Tigers Friday at 1 p.m. on MASN before taking on the Braves Sunday at 1 p.m. The Orioles meet the Phillies Saturday at 1 p.m.
Comcast offers SEC baseball between Alabama and Georgia Saturday at 4 p.m.
NBC goes to Bay Hill for the Arnold Palmer Invitational Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
The United States soccer team continues its quest for the 2014 World Cup Friday, playing Costa Rica at 10 p.m. on ESPN. Spain faces Finland on ESPN2 Friday at 3:55 p.m.
D.C. United hosts Columbus Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
There’s SEC softball Saturday at 2 p.m. matching Auburn and Alabama on Comcast.
The X Games head to France this weekend, with coverage from Tignes starting Thursday and Friday at 1 p.m. on ESPN. ABC has the action Saturday at 2 p.m.
The NCAA wrestling championships are Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.