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2019 NCAA Tournament: Can Defending Champion Villanova Beat Purdue?

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Today looks to have numerous good matchups as the Second Round begins.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Washington Huskies vs Utah State Aggies Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

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

Game Location Time (PT) TV Commentators
Game Location Time (PT) TV Commentators
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



Go Bruins.