Let's get to the relevant information about our game right up top:
SUNDAY'S GAME IN SAN DIEGO
Venue: Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (11,564)
Game Time: 4:10 pm (PT)
TV Station: TBS
TV Talents: Andrew Catalon (play-by-play), Mike Gminski (analyst), Otis Livingston (sideline)
Radio: AM 570 (KLAC)
Radio Talent: Chris Roberts (play-by-play), Tracy Murray (analyst)
There is more on the official site including all the quotes (if you care to read about Steve Alford glorify his MWC conference tournament accolades in New Mexico) from yesterday's presser.
Apparently this is the second matchup between the Bruins and the Lumberjacks. Last time we took on those guys -- we were seniors in college -- and the Bruins were coming off their 11th national championship. Toby Bailey went off in that game as he finished with his only career triple-double (23 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists). Perhaps Mr. Slow-Mo will do the same today. More on the statistical matchup b/w UCLA and Stephen F. Austin check out P's post here.
Ralph had a chance to catch up with the team yesterday. Here is his report:
There are bunch of games to take in before our action tips off down in San Diego. Stanford and Kansas starts the day's action around 9:15 am in St. Louis Missouri. It looks like Johnny Dawkins will be back for at least one more year to torment the segment of Stanford basketball fans who are looking for consistent results from their program.
Kentucky will have an interesting matchup against Wichita State while two Cinderallas - Mercer and Tennessee - will be having their dance-off in Raleigh, NC (tip scheduled for 3:10 pm PST). After our game is over -- we will be basking in Sweet-16 glory -- while taking in the matchups between Arizona and Gonzaga out West and Virginia and Memphis out in the East.
Remember that regardless of your TV service or which network is carrying a game, you can watch any NCAA Tournament game online via March Madness Live though your desktop/laptop browser or smartphone/tablet app. The complete schedule of today's games and TV carriers is posted below, and BN's full coverage of March Madness can be found here.
This is your open thread for the third day of March Madness.
Note: Times listed below are Eastern.
|South||Stanford Cardinal (10) vs. Kansas Jayhawks (2)||Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO)||1215p||CBS||Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony/Tracy Wolfson|
|MidWest||Kentucky Wildcats (8) vs. Wichita State Shockers (1)||Scottrade Center (St. Louis, MO)||245p||CBS||Jim Nantz/Greg Anthony/Tracy Wolfson|
|East||North Carolina Tar Heels (6) vs. Iowa State Cyclones (3)||AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX)||515p||CBS||Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craigh Sager|
|MidWest||Mercer Bears (14) vs. Tennessee Volunteers (11)||PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC)||610p||TNT||Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols|
|South||Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (12) vs. UCLA Bruins (4)||Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (San Diego, CA)||710p||TBS||Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston|
|West||Baylor Bears (6) vs. Creighton Bluejays (3)||AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX)||745p||truTV||Marv Albert/Steve Kerr/Craigh Sager|
|East||Memphis Tigers (8) vs. Virginia Cavaliers (1)||PNC Arena (Raleigh, NC)||840p||TNT||Kevin Harlan/Len Elmore/Reggie Miller/Rachel Nichols|
|West||Gonzaga Bulldogs (8) vs. Arizona Wildcats (1)||Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (San Diego, CA)||940p||TBS||Andrew Catalon/Mike Gminski/Otis Livingston|