And then there were three. After Providence fell to USC in the First Four on Wednesday night, the Big East went 3-0 on Thursday, with Xavier, Butler and Villanova taking care of their opponents. St. Patrick’s Day was much less kind to the conference; all three teams that played were eliminated. Seton Hall fell to Arkansas, Marquette lost a “home” game to South Carolina and Creighton could not handle Rhode Island.
The craziest two days in college basketball are over, though this year’s NCAA Tournament has featured fewer upsets than we have come to expect. That said, with five double-digit seeds remaining and 16 games to go before the weekend wraps up, the potential for madness still exists. (I’m looking at you, Musketeers.)
Depending on what you were up to last night, hours upon hours television of viewing may be just what the doctor ordered. Luckily, March Madness is here to keep you company! Here’s your announcer pairings and what to look for this afternoon:
Saturday (March 18)
#1 Villanova vs. #8 Wisconsin - 2:40pm on CBS
#3 Florida State vs. #11 Xavier - 6:10pm on TNT
#4 Butler vs. #12 Middle Tennessee - 7:10pm on TBS
Georgetown’s season ended 10 days ago—not that I’m counting—and the school has yet to publicly comment on the future of the basketball program. Perhaps they have forgotten and we should remind them?
(I’ll show myself out.)