Who’s your favorite double-digit seed?
Will they survive the weekend?
It’s likely we’ll see a few teams seeded 10 and above make it to the Sweet 16. We’ll find out Thursday starting at noon when Notre Dame plays Northeastern on CBS.
There’s 16 games on Thursday, split among CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTv. In primetime, CBS offers play from Louisville as Cincinnati battles Purdue before top-seeded and undefeated Kentucky takes on Hampton. What’s the point spread?
Virginia starts its tournament Friday around 3:20 p.m. on TruTv against Belmont. The day on CBS begins at noon with Kansas against New Mexico State and Duke tackles Robert Morris Friday at 7 p.m.
CBS starts the round of 32 Saturday at noon, with coverage on TBS and TNT in primetime. There’s three more games in CBS Sunday, along with doubleheaders on TBS and TNT and a 7:30 p.m. game on TruTV.
Then we’ll be down to 16 teams.
The women’s tournament starts Friday at noon on ESPN2, with the rest of the field getting underway Saturday at 11 a.m. The second round starts Sunday at noon on ESPN, with games on ESPN at 7 and 9 p.m.
It’s Miami-Alabama in the second round of the NIT Saturday at 11 a.m., and another contest Sunday at 11 a.m.
The Wizards battle the Clippers Friday at 10:30 p.m. on Comcast, and face the Kings Sunday at 6 p.m.
It’s mat madness on ESPN this weekend, with the NCAA wrestling tournament semifinals Friday at 8 p.m. and finals Saturday at 8 p.m.
ESPN offers exhibition baseball Thursday at 7 p.m., with the Phillies taking on the Yankees.
Marshall meets UAB on the college diamond Sunday at 1 p.m. on Comcast. Texas Tech takes on Oklahoma Saturday at 3 p.m. on MASN2 and FoxSports1 offers Oklahoma State-TCU Sunday at 3 p.m.
NASCAR visits California for the Auto Club 400 Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on Fox. The Xfinity Series hits the track Saturday at 4 p.m. on FoxSports1.
The Capitals head to Minnesota Thursday at 8 p.m. on Comcast and continue the road trip at Winnipeg Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Rangers host the Ducks Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
NBC Sports network has the semifinals of Hockey East Friday at 5 and 8 p.m. and final Saturday at 7 p.m.
There’s a pair of games from the Europa League Thursday on FoxSports1, with Dynamo Kyiv against Everton at 2 p.m. followed by Internazionale Milano facing Wolfsburg.
Manchester City meets West Bromwich Albion on NBC Sports network Saturday at 8:45 a.m., and West Ham United takes on Sunderland at 1:30 p.m. There’s two more contests Sunday, with Liverpool-Manchester United at 9:30 a.m. followed by Hull City clashing with Chelsea at noon.
D.C. United battles the Red Bulls Sunday at 5 p.m. on ESPN2 and Chicago heads to San Jose on FoxSports1 Sunday at 7 p.m.
Army takes on Lehigh in college lacrosse Saturday at 1 p.m. on Comcast.
The quarterfinals of the Paribas Open are Thursday at 2 and 8 p.m. on ESPN2. ESPN has a men’s quarterfinal Friday at 3 p.m., with semifinals Saturday at 2 p.m. and finals Sunday at 2 p.m.
Comcast offers college softball between UNC-Greensboro and Tennessee-Chattanooga Saturday at 3 p.m.
The Big 12 gymnastic championships will be on MASN2 Saturday at 6 p.m.
The first four games are done.
Four days to get down to the Sweet 16.
And four channels showing the games.
Sixteen teams take to the court Thursday, starting at 12:15 p.m. on CBS when Ohio State meets Dayton. TruTV gets its day going at 12:30 when Wisconsin faces American, and TBS begins with Pittsburgh-Colorado at 1:30 p.m. TNT begins its four-game slate at 2 p.m. when Harvard tangles with Cincinnati.
Duke meets Mercer Friday at 12:15 p.m. on CBS to open the day’s play. Former Big 12 foes Baylor and Nebraska play on TruTV at 12:30 p.m. and New Mexico-Stanford tips at 1:30 p.m. on TBS. West Region top-seed Arizona goes against Weber State on TNT at 2 p.m.
Virginia has a late slot for its tournament opener, playing Coastal Carolina on TBS around 9:25 p.m.
CBS will have four games Saturday starting at noon and three more Sunday. TNT has doubleheaders Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m., while TBS starts at 7 p.m. each night. TruTV picks up a contest Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
And don’t forget the NIT. ESPN has second-round games Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.
The women’s tournament tips off Saturday at 11 a.m. on ESPN2. ESPN will show top-seed Notre Dame-Robert Morris at 1:30 p.m. Play Sunday starts at 12:30 p.m. on ESPN2, moving to ESPN at 3 p.m. Connecticut plays Prairie View A&M at 8 p.m. while ESPN2 has regional action.
The Wizards head west this weekend, facing Portland Thursday at 10 p.m. on Comcast, the Lakers Friday at 10:30 p.m. and the Nuggets Sunday at 5 p.m.
NASCAR visits Fontana Sunday at 3 p.m. on Fox while the Nationwide racers hit the track Saturday at 5 p.m.
NBC has the Arnold Palmer Invitational Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Comcast offers the Blues and Flyers Saturday at 1 p.m. and Capitals’ visit to San Jose at 10:30 p.m.
The Red Wings host the Wild Sunday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
The Hockey East semifinals will be on NBC Sports network Friday, with UMass-Lowell against Notre Dame at 5 and New Hampshire facing Providence at 8 p.m. The final will be Saturday at 7 p.m.
ESPN gears up for baseball season Thursday at 7 p.m., showing the Yankees and Red Sox.
On the college diamond, Tennessee hosts Auburn Saturday at 4 p.m. on Comcast while Florida Atlantic heads to Rice on MASN Saturday at 2 p.m.
The Galaxy take on Real Salt Lake on NBC Sports network Saturday at 4 p.m.
There’s three Premier League games Saturday on NBC Sports network, starting at 8:45 a.m. when Chelsea faces Arsenal. It’s Cardiff City-Liverpool at 11 a.m. followed by West Ham United battling Manchester United. Tottenham Hotspur meets Southampton at 9:30 a.m. and Aston Villa plays Stoke City at noon.
ESPN has the NCAA wrestling tournament semifinals Friday at 8 p.m. and finals Saturday at 8 p.m.
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.
How’s your productivity at work?
Enough studying the brackets, it’s time for the games.
After the First Four Tuesday and Wednesday night, the main event tips at noon Thursday on CBS. One-loss Murray State gets the opening slot, playing Colorado State before Marquette takes on BYU. In primetime on CBS, VCU faces Wichita State.
TruTv’s four games on Thursday start with Southern Mississippi against Kansas State at 12:30 p.m., while TBS shows Louisville taking on Davidson at 1:30 p.m. and TNT kicks off its day with Montana-Wisconsin.
Friday, Virginia’s game with Florida at 2 p.m. starts the day on TNT. CBS begins its’ four-game run with Texas against Cincinnati at noon, TruTV offers N.C. State meeting San Diego State at 12:30 p.m. and TBS brings Alabama-Creighton at 1:30 p.m.
Third round action starts Saturday and Sunday at noon on CBS. TNT has a pair of games each day, starting at 6 p.m., and TBS starts its weekend doubleheaders at 7 p.m. TruTV chips in a contest Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
For those who love the old NIT, ESPN shows a second round game Sunday at 11 a.m.
The women’s tournament starts Saturday at 11 a.m. on ESPN2, and other teams tip off Sunday beginning at noon.
While the NCAA men’s teams are aiming at New Orleans, the Wizards are there Thursday – facing the Hornets at 8 p.m. on Comcast. Friday, they play the Hawks in Atlanta at 7:30 p.m. and then it’s off to Memphis Sunday at 6 p.m.
ESPN has the Heat taking on the 76ers Friday at 7 p.m., then Sunday at 7 p.m. the Heat host Orlando.
NASCAR rides into Thunder Valley this weekend. The Sprint car drivers hit the track Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on FOX, while the Nationwide race is on ESPN Saturday at 1 p.m.
NBC has the PGA tour’s Transitions Championship Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The Flyers battle Sidney Crosby and the Penguins Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on NBC. The Capitals visit Southeast Division rival Winnipeg Friday at 8:30 p.m. on Comcast-plus.
The Capitals play Chicago Sunday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Network, which shows Detroit-San Jose Saturday at 10:30 p.m.
The Nationals take on the Yankees Thursday at 1 p.m. on MASN. Sunday at 7 p.m., the Orioles face the Yankees.
ABC shows the finals of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Sunday, starting at 2 p.m. They show a pair of semifinals Saturday at 2 p.m., while ESPN2 has an ATP quarterfinal Friday starting at 4 p.m. and a WTA semifinal at 11 p.m.
NBC Sports network has MLS action between Philadelphia and Colorado Sunday at 4 p.m.
It’s SEC baseball on Comcast Saturday, with Vanderbilt taking on Florida at 1 p.m. and Mississippi State meeting LSU at 7 p.m.
NBC Sports network shows the semifinals of Hockey East Friday – Boston College vs. Providence at 5 p.m. before Boston University meets Maine at 8 p.m. The final is Saturday at 8 p.m.
The finals of the NCAA Division I wrestling championships will be Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.