It was an interesting second day of the NCAA Tournament. Not only did the Liberty Flames defeat Ben Howland’s Mississippi State Bulldogs, 80-76, the Iowa Hawkeyes upset the Cincinnati Bearcats, 79-72. Meanwhile, two of the three Pac-12 schools in the Tournament advanced when Washington beat Utah State, 78-61, and Oregon cruised past Wisconsin, 72-54. Arizona State was the Pac-12 team which lost yesterday when the Buffalo Bisons crushed the Sun Devils, 91-74.
Today, the Second Round of March Madness begins when the LSU Tigers take on the Maryland Terrapins at 9:10 am PT on CBS. This afternoon, the Michigan Wolverines will face the Florida Gators and the Gonzage Bulldogs will play the Baylor Bears.
The final three games today all look to be good matchups. The Michigan State Spartans will square off against a familiar foe in fellow Big Ten team the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The defending champion Villanova Wildcats take on the Purdue Boilermakers. Finally, the Kansas Jayhawks play the Auburn Tigers.
Here are all of today games with times and broadcast information:
2019 NCAA Tournament, Second Round, Day 1
|LSU vs. Maryland||Jacksonville I||9:10 AM||CBS||Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Jamie Erdahl|
|Kentucky vs. Wofford||Jacksonville II||After conc. 1||CBS||Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Jamie Erdahl|
|Michigan vs. Florida||Des Moines I||2:15 p.m.||CBS||Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner // Dana Jacobson|
|Florida State vs. Murray State||Hartford I||3:10 p.m.||TNT||Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli // John Schriffen|
|Gonzaga vs. Baylor||Salt Lake City I||4:10 p.m.||TBS||Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // Lisa Byington|
|Michigan State vs. Minnesota||Des Moines II||After conc. 1||CBS||Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner // Dana Jacobson|
|Purdue vs. Villanova||Hartford II||After conc. 1||TNT||Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli // John Schriffen|
|Kansas vs. Auburn||Salt Lake City II||After conc. 1||TBS||Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // Lisa Byington|