NCAA Tournament: Thursday Madness Open Thread

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March Madness begins in earnest today as 16 "second round" games hit the floor. This is your open thread for all the games not involving Cal or UNLV.

The First Four was a nice appetizer. Now for the main course. March Madness really begins today with 16 second round games over the course of the whole day. Are you one of those who play hooky from work to take in the action? Do you stay at the office but sneak looks at the games with March Madness on Demand?

Whatever you do, there's plenty of action to watch. Here's your schedule for the day:

TIME (PT) MATCHUP TV Region
Site
4:27 PM

(12) California vs (5) UNLV

tru TV

East

San Jose
9:15 AM

(14) Valparaiso vs (3) Michigan State

CBS Midwest Auburn Hills
9:40 AM

(11) Bucknell vs (6) Butler

tru TV East Lexington
10:40 AM

(9) Wichita State vs (8) Pittsburgh

TBS West Salt Lake City
11:10 AM

(13) New Mexico State vs (4) Saint Louis

TNT Midwest San Jose
11:45 AM

(11) Saint Mary's vs (6) Memphis

CBS Midwest Auburn Hills
12:10 PM

(14) Davidson vs (3) Marquette

tru TV East Lexington
1:10 PM

(16) Southern University vs (1) Gonzaga

TBS West Salt Lake City
1:40 PM

(12) Oregon vs (5) Oklahoma State

TNT Midwest San Jose
3:50 PM

(16) North Carolina A&T vs (1) Louisville

TBS Midwest Lexington
4:15 PM

(13) South Dakota State vs (4) Michigan

CBS South Auburn Hills
4:20 PM

(11) Belmont vs (6) Arizona

TNT West Salt Lake City
6:20 PM

(9) Missouri vs (8) Colorado State

TBS Midwest Lexington
6:45 PM

(12) Akron vs (5) Virginia Commonwealth

CBS South Auburn Hills
6:50 PM

(14) Harvard vs (3) New Mexico

TNT West Salt Lake City
6:57 PM

(13) Montana vs (4) Syracuse

tru TV East San Jose

This is your open thread for all the games except Cal vs. UNLV. We'll have a separate open thread for that one. Obviously. And if you happen to read this before the first game tips off, sign up for CGB's NCAA Tournament Pick 'Em Challenge.

Enjoy the madness. Go Bears!

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