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2018 NCAA Tournament: No Pac-12 Teams Left After Arizona Loses to Buffalo

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The First Round of the Tournament continues without the Pac-12.

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NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Buffalo vs Arizona Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

Three Pac-12 teams. Three Pac-12 losses. And, just like that every Pac-12 team has been eliminated from the 2018 NCAA Tournament.

But, there is some good news for Bruin fans.

This morning, Wichita State lost to Marshall, 81-75. Why do Bruin fans care? Because, now, Shocker coach Gregg Marshall’s team is done playing in this year’s tournament, meaning that if UCLA wanted to take a run at him, he would likely be willing to listen at this point.

Of course, that means that UCLA AD Dan Guerrero would need to decide to fire Steve Alford.

Later today, another favorite potential replacement for Alford leads his Xavier Musketeers against Texas Southern while Creighton will play Kansas State. In the Midwest bracket, Syracuse, who defeated ASU in a First Four game, faces TCU and 3-seed Michigan State takes on Bucknell.

Here is today’s full slate of games:

2018 NCAA Tournament, First Round, Day 2

Game Site TV Approx. Tip Time (PT) Announcers
Game Site TV Approx. Tip Time (PT) Announcers
Providence vs. Texas A&M Charlotte CBS 9:15 AM Jim Nantz / Bill Raftery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson
Cal State Fullerton vs. Purdue Detroit truTV 9:40 AM Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Allie LaForce
Marshall vs. Wichita State San Diego TNT 10:30 AM Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli // John Schriffen
Georgia State vs. Cincinnati Nashville TBS 11:00 AM Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // Jamie Erdahl
Lipscomb vs. North Carolina Charlotte CBS 11:45 AM Jim Nantz / Bill Raftery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson
Butler vs. Arkansas Detroit truTV 12:00 PM Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Allie LaForce
Murray State vs. West Virginia San Diego TNT 1:00 PM Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli // John Schriffen
Texas vs. Nevada Nashville TBS 1:30 PM Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // Jamie Erdahl
Kansas State vs. Creighton Charlotte TNT 3:50 PM Jim Nantz / Bill Raftery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson
Bucknell vs. Michigan State Detroit CBS 4:10 PM Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Allie LaForce
Texas Southern vs. Xavier Nashville TBS 4:20 PM Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // Jamie Erdahl
Charleston vs. Auburn San Diego truTV 4:27 PM Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli // John Schriffen
UMBC vs. Virginia Charlotte TNT 6:20 PM Jim Nantz / Bill Raftery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson
Syracuse vs. TCU Detroit CBS 6:40 PM Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Allie LaForce
Florida State vs. Mizzou Nashville TBS 6:50 PM Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // Jamie Erdahl
New Mexico State vs. Clemson San Diego truTV 6:57 PM Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli // John Schriffen

Just a few more important pieces of info for you in case you are watching online. You can use four different ways to catch games online:


This is your running late, but sounding great 2018 NCAA Tournament, First Round, Day 2 open thread.


Go Bruins. Fire Steve Alford.