The first weekend of the 2011 NCAA Tournament concludes with eight more
Second Third Round games. The schedule is roughly the same as yesterday, which means games will extend late into the evening. The lone exception is that the 7:40 p.m. ET tip which aired on CBS Saturday, moves over the TruTV tonight.
Full details after the jump.
Tulsa: Marv Albert/Steve Kerr
Charlotte: Jim Nantz/Clark Kellogg
Chicago: Spero Dedes/Bob Wenzel
Cleveland: Gus Johnson/Len Elmore
||No. 7 Washington Huskies vs. No. 2 North Carolina Tar Heels||12:15 p.m. ET||CBS
||No. 8 Duke Blue Devilsvs. No. 1||approx. 2:45 p.m. ET||
My Picks: As both SEC teams swept the opening doubleheader Saturday, the top two teams in the ACC should take advantage of a friendly Charlotte crowd and do the same.
Early Evening Window
||No. 8 George Mason Patriots vs. No. 1 Ohio St. Buckeyes||5:15 p.m. ET||CBS
||No. 5 Arizona Wildcats vs. No. 4 Texas Longhorns||6:10 p.m. ET||TNT|
My picks: The Buckeyes will get a game from the CAA regular season champions, but will ultimately prevail in their backyard. In Tulsa, the Longhorns will have too much firepower for the Wildcats.
||No. 11 VCU Rams vs. No. 3 Purdue Boilermakers||7:10 p.m. ET||TBS|
||No. 11 Marquette Golden Eagles vs. No. 3 Syracuse Orange||approx. 7:45 p.m. ET||TruTV|
My Picks: The Rams will test the Boilermakers, but will just fall short at the end, while the Orange will avenge their regular season loss in Milwaukee
Late Evening Window
||No. 8 Illinois Fighting Illini vs. No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks||approx. 8:40 p.m. ET||TNT|
||No. 10 Florida St. Seminoles vs. No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish||7:15 p.m. ET||TBS|
My Picks: The Illini's great performance against UNLV proves to be a blip, as they're unable to compete with the Jayhawks for 40 minutes. In the final game of the round, Notre Dame should have too much for offensively-limited FSU.