Basketball

Madness Marches On

TENNAfter the first weekend, there were a number of teams, 52 teams to be exact, that went home disappointed after an early exit from the NCAA tournament. Some exits, like that of Duke or Ohio State for example, were more of a surprise than others, but in any way you look at it, this has been one of the more exciting NCAA tournaments in recent history.

Why would that not continue? The answer is quite simple. It will. These same teams that remain in the tournament were just the teams causing the emotion-filled time that was the first week of the NCAA tournament. There are 16 teams that remain in the field, with a chance to move onto the Elite 8 with one more victory this weekend.

So, who’s left? Among the mix include 3 of the 4 #1 seeds still alive and fighting for their chance at a national championship, as well as dark-horses like Dayton and Stanford (who actually will be facing off tonight at 7:15 PM ET), and a couple of other unexpected bids. These include Tennessee who defeated Mercer, who had eliminated a potential champion for many people in Duke in the second round, and Kentucky who are hot off a win over the previously undefeated Wichita State Shockers.

All of these teams and the other 9 teams will be playing for their chance to move on and keep their championship hopes alive. For a complete list of the teams and a preview of each game this round, click here. Or, you can click here for a view of the official bracket to get a list of the times and to make your own picks as to who will be winning and moving on. Be sure to come in and join us as we watch history continue to unfold as a National Champion is crowned for the 2014 year!

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