Are you worn out yet? Tired of basketball? I hope not, as the final eight games of the
First Second Round are this evening. TV information, along with my viewing and game picks are after the jump.
Tulsa: Marv Albert/Steve Kerr
Charlotte: Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg
Chicago: Spero Dedes/Bob Wenzel
Cleveland: Gus Johnson/Len Elmore
Evening Window No. 1
||No. 16 Boston U. Terriers vs. No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks
||6:50 p.m. ET||TBS|
||No. 15 Long Island U. Blackbirds vs. No. 2 North Carolina Tar Heels
||7:15 p.m. ET||CBS|
||No. 14 St. Peter's Peacocks vs. No. 3 Purdue Boilermakers
||7:20 p.m. ET||TNT|
||No. 11 Marquette Golden Eagles vs. No. 6 Xavier Musketeers
||7:27 p.m. ET||truTV|
My Verdict: Come to think of it, this window doesn't offer much either, except for the Marquette-Xavier game.
My Picks: Given the matchups in this one, it's fairly easy to go chalk with this window, so I am.
Evening Window No. 2
||No. 9 UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs. No. 8 Illinois Fighting Illini
||approx. 9:20 p.m. ET||TBS|
||No. 10 Georgia Bulldogs vs. No. 7 Washington Huskies
||approx. 9:45 p.m. ET||CBS|
||No. 11 USC Trojans/VCU Rams vs. No. 6 Georgetown Hoyas||approx. 9:50 p.m. ET||TNT|
||No. 14 Indiana St. Sycamores vs. No. 3 Syracuse Orange
||approx. 9:57 p.m. ET||truTV|
My Verdict: Of course, with three higher seeds in action during the early evening, the
First Second Round could end with a bang, thanks to a trio of mid-bracket contests.
My Picks: I'm predisposed to pick for Syracuse and against Georgetown, and I'll take the No. 9 seed from Vegas and Pac-10 Tournament champs in the other two games.