Happy Sunday, everyone. With the entire first round now in the books, we head to Round 2 as the winners of Friday's games face off against each other. The list:
|#4 Duke vs. #5 Mississippi State||Spokane||12:00 PM||ESPN3|
|#3 Iowa vs. #11 Miami (FL)||Oklahoma City||12:00 PM||ESPN3|
|#2 Baylor vs. #10 Arkansas||Oklahoma City||2:30 PM||ESPN3|
|#2 Kentucky vs. #7 Dayton||Albany||2:30 PM||ESPN3|
|#1 South Carolina vs. #8 Syracuse||Greensboro||7:00 PM||ESPN|
|#3 Oregon State vs. #11 Gonzaga||Spokane||7:00 PM||ESPN2|
|#1 Notre Dame vs. #9 DePaul||Oklahoma City||9:00 PM||ESPN|
|#4 California vs. #5 Texas||Albany||9:00 PM||ESPN2|
It will be interesting to see if some teams who narrowly avoided upsets like Duke or Iowa can bounce back or not. I view the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament as a time for the underdogs. So I am rooting for teams like Gonzaga to make it to the Sweet 16 over major conference opponents, generally speaking.
Regardless of who you're rooting for, it's always fun to see how every team makes it into the Sweet 16.