Slowly, but surely teams are being eliminated from the NCAA Tournament. One of yesterday’s victims was the defending champion Villanova Wildcats, who lost to the Purdue Boilermakers. So, if it turns out that Jay Wright is interested in the UCLA head coaching job, he’s now available to discuss coming to Westwood. Bill Self is also free to talk to the Bruins now because the Kansas Jayhawks lost yesterday to the Auburn Tigers.
One of today’s games is Virginia vs. Oklahoma. If the Oklahoma Sooners eliminate the Virginia Cavaliers, Tony Bennett will also be able to start negotiating with the Bruins. Of course, if the Cavaliers win, we could be in for a few more weeks before UCLA names a new coach.
The two remaining Pac-12 teams are also in action today. In fact, the Washington Huskies play in what may be today’s best game when they face the North Carolina Tar Heels. Then, in today’s last game, the Oregon Ducks will battle the UC Irvine Anteaters.
Here is today’s full slate of games:
2019 NCAA Tournament, Second Round, Day 2
|Tennessee vs. Iowa||Columbus I||9:10 AM||CBS||Brian Anderson / Chris Webber // Allie LaForce|
|North Carolina vs. Washington||Columbus II||After conc. I||CBS||Brian Anderson / Chris Webber // Allie LaForce|
|Duke vs. UCF||Columbia I||2:15 PM||CBS||Jim Nantz / Bill Raftery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson|
|Texas Tech vs. Buffalo||Tulsa I||3:10 PM||TNT||Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin / Jim Jackson // Evan Washburn|
|Virginia Tech vs. Liberty||San Jose I||4:10 PM||TBS||Spero Dedes / Len Elmore / Steve Smith // Ros Gold-Onwude|
|Virginia vs. Oklahoma||Columbia II||After conc. I||truTV||Jim Nantz / Bill Raftery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson|
|Houston vs. Ohio State||Tulsa II||After conc. I||TNT||Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin / Jim Jackson // Evan Washburn|
|Oregon vs. UC Irvine||San Jose II||After conc. I||TBS||Spero Dedes / Len Elmore / Steve Smith // Ros Gold-Onwude|
This is your NCAA Tournament, Second Round, Day 2 open thread.