Today, March Madness starts for real, but the UCLA madness has not ended. Since 1948, UCLA has had four losing seasons in basketball. What do those four seasons have in common? Dan Guerrero. Of course, if Dan cared, he could deal with the current problem and fire Steve Alford.
You as Bruin fans can do your part by emailing Dan and asking him to fire Steve Alford. Email him at Dan Guerrero: firstname.lastname@example.org. I don't think this is over yet.
But, back to the madness. Under Guerrero, we have missed the tournament 5 times. In the 14 years before that, we never missed once.
Did I mention yet we should fire Steve Alford? The picture above is the shirt of one enterprising UCLA fan. Before the season he looked at the talent and figured we would definitely be in the tournament so he bought seats for the West Regional. If you told me the Pac-12 would have seven teams in the tournament, I certainly would have said UCLA is lock. Sigh.
All right, I will stop being a Debbie Downer. It is the tournament and Saint Patrick's Day, a great day to have an adult beverage ( remember, green is just blue and gold together) and watch some college basketball.
GO Bruins err, Pac-12, except JustSC. Schedule below.
Thursday March 17: Round of 64 Games
|12:15 p.m.||CBS||Providence||West||(4) Duke Blue Devils vs. (13) NC-Wilmington Seahawks||Ian Eagle/Chris Webber/Len Elmore//Evan Washburn|
|12:40 p.m.||truTV||Raleigh||Midwest||(8) Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. (9) Butler Bulldogs||Kevin Harlan/Reggie Miller/Dan Bonner//Lewis Johnson|
|1:30 p.m.||TNT||Des Moines||South||(8) Colorado Buffaloesvs. (9) Connecticut Huskies||Jim Nantz/Grant Hill/Bill Raftery//Tracy Wolfson|
|2:00 p.m.||TBS||Denver||Midwest||(4) Iowa State Cyclonesvs. (13) Iona Gaels||Andrew Catalon/Steve Lappas//Jamie Erdahl|
|After conc. I||CBS||Providence||West||(5) Baylor Bears vs. (12)Yale Bulldogs||Eagle/ Webber/Elmore//Washburn|
|After conc. I||truTV||Raleigh||Midwest||(1) Virginia Cavaliers vs. (16) Hampton Pirates||Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson|
|After conc. I||TNT||Des Moines||South||(1) Kansas Jayhawks vs. (16) Austin Peay Governors||Nantz/Hill/Raftery//Wolfson|
|After conc. I||TBS||Denver||Midwest||(5) Purdue Boilermakersvs. (12) Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans||Catalon/ Lappas// Erdahl|
|6:50 p.m.||TNT||Providence||South||(3) Miami-Florida Hurricanes vs. (14)Buffalo Bulls||Eagle/ Webber/Elmore//Washburn|
|7:10 p.m.||CBS||Des Moines||East||(5) Indiana Hoosiers vs.(12) Chattanooga Mocs||Nantz/Hill/Raftery//Wolfson|
|7:20 p.m.||TBS||Raleigh||East||(1) North Carolina Tar Heels vs. (16) Florida Gulf Coast/Fairleigh Dickinson||Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson|
|7:27 p.m.||truTV||Denver||Midwest||(3) Utah Utes vs. (14)Fresno State Bulldogs||Catalon/ Lappas// Erdahl|
|After conc. III||TNT||Providence||South||(6) Arizona Wildcats vs. (11) Vanderbilt/Wichita State||Eagle/ Webber/Elmore//Washburn|
|After conc. III||CBS||Des Moines||East||(4) Kentucky Wildcats vs. (13) Stony Brook Seawolves||Nantz/Hill/Raftery//Wolfson|
|After conc. III||TBS||Raleigh||East||(8) USC Trojans vs. (9)Providence Friars||Harlan/Miller/Bonner//Johnson|
|After conc. III||truTV||Denver||Midwest||(6) Seton Hall Pirates vs. (11) Gonzaga Bulldogs||Catalon/ Lappas// Erdahl|