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2019 NCAA Tournament Viewing Guide: Second Round, Day Two; Sunday, March 24

Today’s games have to be more entertaining than the majority of Saturday’s were ... right?

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Arizona State vs Buffalo
Based on the NET rankings, Buffalo is the lower seed that has the best shot at pulling off an upset today.
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All times are Eastern. You can stream all games on the NCAA’s March Madness Live. (I’ll have links for each game in these posts, however.)

Schedule at a Glance

Second Round Sunday

Tip Time (ET) Site Region Matchup Channel with March Madness Live Link
Tip Time (ET) Site Region Matchup Channel with March Madness Live Link
12:10 p.m. Columbus South No. 10 Iowa vs. No. 2 Tennessee CBS
2:40 p.m.* Columbus Midwest No. 9 Washington vs. No. 1 North Carolina CBS
5:15 p.m. Columbia East No. 9 UCF vs. No. 1 Duke CBS
6:10 p.m. Tulsa West No. 6 Buffalo vs. No. 3 Texas Tech TNT
7:10 p.m. San José East No. 12 Liberty vs. No. 4 Virginia Tech TBS
7:45 p.m.* Columbia South No. 9 Oklahoma vs. No. 1 Virginia TruTV
8:40 p.m.* Tulsa Midwest No. 11 Ohio State vs. No. 3 Houston TNT
9:40 p.m.* San José South No. 13 UC Irvine vs. No. 12 Oregon TBS

* = tip time is approximate

Announcers by Site

Columbia: Jim Nantz/Bill Raftery/Grant Hill with Tracy Wolfson reporting
Columbus: Brian Anderson/Chris Webber with Allie LaForce reporting
San José: Spero Dedes/Len Elmore/Steve Smith with Ros Gold-Onwude reporting
Tulsa: Brad Nessler/Steve Lavin/Jim Jackson with Evan Washburn reporting

Historical data from College Basketball Reference’s Matchup Finder.

Windows 1 & 2

Graphic by Chris Dobbertean using logos from SportsLogos.net.

12:10 p.m., Columbus (South) on CBS

March Madness Live link

No. 10 Iowa Hawkeyes (23-11, Big Ten at-large) vs.
No. 2 Tennessee Volunteers (30-5, SEC at-large)

KenPom predicted score: UT 83, Iowa 76

The Hawkeyes and Vols last met in 2014’s First Four, with Tennessee outscoring Iowa 14-1 in overtime to advance to the main draw — a run that ended with a 73-71 loss to another Big Ten opponent, Michigan, in the Sweet Sixteen. That was UT’s last trip to the second weekend, Iowa last qualified for regionals 20 years ago.

2:40 p.m., Columbus (Midwest) on CBS

March Madness Live link

No. 9 Washington Huskies (27-8, Pac-12 at-large) vs.
No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels (28-6, ACC at-large)

KenPom predicted score: UNC 78, UW 68

Back in 2011, UNC and Washington met in a 2-vs.-7 matchup in the Tar Heels’ backyard of Charlotte, resulting in an 86-83 Tar Heel win. This time around, Carolina won’t quite have such a home-court advantage. The Huskies can reach their first Sweet Sixteen since 2010 with a victory, while the Heels can get back for the fourth time in five seasons.

Window 3

Graphic by Chris Dobbertean using logos from SportsLogos.net.

5:15 p.m., Columbia (East) on CBS

March Madness Live link

No. 9 UCF Knights (24-8, American at-large) vs.
No. 1 Duke Blue Devils (30-5, ACC automatic bid)

KenPom predicted score: Duke 77, UCF 66

On Friday, UCF picked up its first-ever Division I NCAA Tournament win, while Duke has many, many, many more. Today’s matchup will be the pair’s first meeting on the hardwood.

6:10 p.m., Tulsa (West) on TNT

March Madness Live link

No. 6 Buffalo Bulls (32-3, MAC automatic bid) vs.
No. 3 Texas Tech Red Raiders (27-6, Big 12 at-large)

KenPom predicted score: TTU 74, UB 70

Texas Tech, an Elite Eight team one season ago, faces a considerable hurdle this evening in its quest to reach the West regional, a Buffalo team ranked just five spots lower in the NET. That’s the second smallest gap among all 16 Second Round matchups. Like Duke and UCF, the Bulls and Red Raiders are playing for the first time ever this evening.

Window 4

Graphic by Chris Dobbertean using logos from SportsLogos.net.

7:10 p.m., San José (East) on TBS

March Madness Live link

No. 12 Liberty Flames (29-6, ASUN automatic bid) vs.
No. 4 Virginia Tech Hokies (25-8, ACC at-large)

KenPom predicted score: VT 68, LU 60

Two schools less than two hours apart meet clear on the other side of the country for a spot in an East regional that will be played in a far more convenient location — Washington, D.C. Naturally, these two Virginia rivals have played several times, meeting every season between 1992 and 2001. However, Liberty has defeated Virginia Tech just three times in their 14 previous matchups, a pair of back-to-back wins in 1999 and 2000. On Friday, the Flames won their first NCAA game at the D1 level, while the Hokies snapped a 12-year victory drought. Tonight, Tech goes for its first Sweet Sixteen bid in 52 years.

7:45 p.m., Columbia (South) on TruTV

March Madness Live link

No. 9 Oklahoma Sooners (20-13, Big 12 at-large) vs.
No. 1 Virginia Cavaliers (30-3, ACC at-large)

KenPom predicted score: UVa 70, OU 58

Again, a pair of teams in the same state are scheduled for the same rough tip-time window. The Cavaliers and Sooners last met in the consolation bracket of the 2010 Maui Invitational, an easy 74-56 victory for Virginia. The two missed each other in this season’s Battle 4 Atlantis, thanks to Wisconsin‘s win over Oklahoma in the semifinals on Thanksgiving Day. Tonight’s victor will return to the Round of 16 for the first time since 2016.

Window 5

Graphic by Chris Dobbertean using logos from SportsLogos.net.

8:40 p.m., Tulsa (Midwest) on TNT

March Madness Live link

No. 11 Ohio State Buckeyes (20-14, Big Ten at-large) vs.
No. 3 Houston Cougars (32-3, American at-large)

KenPom predicted score: UH 68, OSU 63

The Buckeyes defeated the Cougars three times in the 1960s, and also claimed the most recent meeting, back in November of 2004 in the semifinals of what then known as the Guardians Classic in Kansas City. Houston is looking to get to the second weekend for the first time since its ill-fated run to the 1984 national title game, while it’s been a mere six-year wait for Ohio State.

9:40 p.m., San José (South) on TBS

March Madness Live link

No. 13 UC Irvine Anteaters (31-5, Big West automatic bid) vs.
No. 12 Oregon Ducks (24-12, Pac-12 automatic bid)

KenPom predicted score: UO 64, UCI 60

The Anteaters, aiming for their second-ever NCAA win, and Ducks, hunting for their third Sweet Sixteen in four years, have met regularly of late. Oregon is 6-2 all time against UC Irvine, including wins in 2013, 2014, and 2015. In fact, the Anteaters two wins in the series came way back in 1981 and 1982.

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