Road to the Final Four

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament resumes tonight and only 16 teams are still alive in the chase for the national championship. Here’s the schedule for tonight and Friday:

WEST REGION – TONIGHT

(1) Connecticut vs. (5) Purdue, 7:07 p.m. (CBS)

(2) Memphis vs. (3) Missouri, 9:37 p.m.

EAST REGION – TONIGHT

(1) Pittsburgh vs. (4) Xavier, 7:27 p.m.

(2) Duke vs. (3) Villanova, 9:57 p.m. (CBS)

MIDWEST REGION – FRIDAY

(1) Louisville vs. (12) Arizona, 7:07 p.m. (CBS)

(2) Michigan State vs. (3) Kansas, 9:37 p.m.

SOUTH REGION – FRIDAY

(2) Oklahoma vs. (3) Syracuse, 7:27 p.m.

(1) North Carolina vs. (4) Gonzaga, 9:57 p.m. (CBS)

So, who do you think will prevail in the next round of games? More importantly, are your brackets still in decent shape?

Let us know what you think about the next round of games and who you think will win it all.

10 comments Add your comment

youandme

March 26th, 2009
9:25 am

Purdue and Gonzaga present the biggest upside for an upset of a no. 1. Though I sure as heck hope Duke doesn’t make it past Villanova. …

Blindog

March 26th, 2009
9:59 am

Of all the teams still playing I’d like to see Duke go on and win it all. Coach K is a class act, even if sometimes his players are not.

dawghouse1011 -Athens

March 26th, 2009
10:21 am

Carolina #1 !!!!

Coleman

March 26th, 2009
10:52 am

Memphis seems to be playing sort of a twin tonight….i hope my MEMPHIS tigers prevail though.

Barbara

March 26th, 2009
11:49 am

Blindog, you obviously don’t watch much basketball to say that Coach K is a class act. Duke won’t make it to the Final Four this year. They depend on the 3-pointer too much, are inconsistent with their inside game, and will get into foul trouble.

Barbara

March 26th, 2009
11:51 am

Blindog, I almost forgot, Duke’s turnover ratio is higher this year than previous years. They’re good but not the team of Duke’s past.

clthurman

March 26th, 2009
12:19 pm

Coach K not a class act? Barbara you can hate on Duke all you want …it is always in vogue. But to suggest that Coach K is not a class act is…stupid. Envy should not be confused with truth.

dan

March 26th, 2009
12:54 pm

ROCK CHOCK JAYHAWK!!! GO KU!!

Bo Williams

March 26th, 2009
12:55 pm

I could not find any venue that was suitable for discussing the UK situation, so I settled on this blog. I read on Rivals that many fans consider the likes of UF and MSU (coaches Donovan and Izzo respectivley) as more relevant in today’s BB world. I beg to differ, Kentucky remains a member of BB Royalty (together with UNC, Duke, Kansas, Indiana), and generally speaking would attract the coaches from UF and MSU if offered the HC job at Kentucky. That doesn’t mean that the present coaches from these two schools would leave their respective schools, for they are very comfortable and well remunerated where they are. But the power of ego, such as when Mack Brown left UNC(he was well payed, recruited with the best, had great facilities, won big-time) for Texas, you couldn’t rule out such a move.

Joel

March 26th, 2009
5:05 pm

Michigan St has it all in the bag my bracket is up to date